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Introduction to Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Students research the Internet to answer questions about Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
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Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry…Do I Dare?
Whether you're considering a poetry unit or just want to incorporate more poetry in your curriculum, this unit plan is a must-have. Packed with poems, teaching points, powerful prompts, and poetry performance suggestions, the resource is...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Whether new to teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or an experienced pro, you’ll find useful resources in this teacher’s guide. The 40-page packet includes background information, historical context, an annotated list of...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Romanticism in Western Literature
Wow! Instead of jumping into a list of characteristics that Romantic literature typically abides by, this presentation starts by discussing the etymology and evolution of the word romance. After five slides of history, the viewers start...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Introduction to the Romantic Age of English Literature
Introduce your class to the elements of Romanticism with these slides. The foundations of the movement, the roles of imagination and nature, and the value of art are all highlighted. Features of Romanticism are explained such as...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem
Students review the role of the speaker in two poems of the Romanticism and the Victorian periods and focus on the differences in Wallace Stevens' modernist "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." The key characteristics of literary...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Charles Baudelaire: The Poet of Sickness and Evil
Students work in small groups to read, translate and discuss poetry by Charles Baudelaire. They use a graphic organizer to analyze the poems for Romantic elements and use their observations as a guide for class discussions and essays.
9th - 12th Languages
Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar
“So I’m going to have a copy of this play put in the cornerstone and the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us.” Our Town is used as the text in a Common Core exemplar that examines the dramatic and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed