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Tragedy at Sea
Students explore the recent Russian submarine tragedy. They examine the facts related to the vessel's sinking, then research the opinions of others regarding this event. They explore the impact this event has on their world.
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
"It is my lady, O, It is my Love!" Provide class members an opportunity to develop their skills reading difficult text with an exercise that focuses on the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (Act II, scene ii). Using the provided...
8th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Macbeth: PBS Video Teacher Quide
“O horror, horror, horror!” PBS has taken Macbeth out of Scotland! But fear not, for in this case “our fears do [not] make us traitors!” The teacher guide designed for this production has everything needed to stage a successful unit....
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, your learners will then discuss the tone of the speech itself...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 18
The punishment must fit the crime, even for a king. Sophocles' Oedipus the King meets its grisly end with a activity that focuses on the conclusion of the play and Oedipus' self-assigned punishment. Learners connect the symbolism of his...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Afraid of the Water
Learn about the reaction of one man in particular to the devastating tsunami of December 2004. Pupils read a one-page article about coming back after a disaster and respond to questions about the content of the reading and the structure...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide - Hamlet II
In Part Two of a video course in Hamlet, narrator John Green looks at the gender dynamics in the play. He presents Ophelia and Gertrude as powerful characters and argues that these women do have options that affect the course of the...
11 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2
Complex text can be a challenge for even good readers. Encourage your class members to develop the skills needed to tackle big reads with a series of activities based on a passage from "The Offshore Pirate." The second in a three-part...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Theme of Betrayal
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of betrayl in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Twelfth Night Act 1 Sc 2 Lesson Plan
Students explore Act 1, Scene 2 of "Twelfth Night." In this Shakespeare instructional activity, students discuss the provided reading analysis questions, note the mix of tragedy and comedy within the scene, and respond to journal prompts.
9th - 12th English Language Arts