A Literary Viewpoint
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Students examine the point of view of international visitors on American political and cultural institutions. They appreciate that literary documents can be entertaining as well as informative sources for historical researchers.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 13: Unit Culmination - Symposium
To conclude a unit on the concept of diversity in world literature, class members conduct a symposium on "African Literature in Global Perspectives." In order to earn a spot on the panel, individuals craft an original thesis that...
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 3: The Archetypal Approach to Literary Criticism
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9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts