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Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party
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Students attend a 19th Century Victorian party to celebrate Scrooge's new outlook on life. They research characters from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and assume those personas for the party.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Unit of Study
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Blessed by Maria Miranda Maloney
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Chicana poet, publisher and educator Maria Miranda Maloney honors her ancestors through her poem “Blessed." This video is one of the 2021 Dead Poets Open Mic Series created by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino in collaboration with Mouthfeel Press.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Social Science
Society and Culture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
11/01/2023
Book Reviews With Digital Photography
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Students will capture their own images to promote or recommend a book from their personal reading. This assignment is designed to blend principles from digital photography, design, and library media standards to demonstrate deeper understanding and critical thinking skills.  This lesson plan was created by Andrea Settle then remixed by Melissa Jensen.Image: "Student Photographer" by Melissa Jensen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Literature
Media and Communications
Secondary English Language Arts
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Author:
Melissa Jensen
Date Added:
04/05/2023
Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
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During interactive read-aloud sessions, students identify how an author conveys mathematical information about animals' sizes and abilities. They then conduct research projects focusing on the same mathematical concepts.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Literature
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Dramatic Monologue
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Reading Robert Browning's poem "My Last Duchess," students will explore the use of dramatic monologue as a poetic form, where the speaker often reveals far more than intended.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Caps for Sale -Read Aloud
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This video is a read aloud of the children's book Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Caps For Sale is about a peddler who walks along the countryside offering caps for sale. The peddler carries his caps on his head. He doesn't have much success so he takes a rest by a tree and when he wakes, his caps are missing. Read the story to find out what happens to the caps.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Media Object
Date Added:
04/07/2022
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper": Writing Women
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Using the landmark feminist short story "The Yellow Wall-paper," students will employ close reading concepts to analyze setting, narrative style, symbol, and characterization.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" & the "New Woman"
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story "The Yellow Wall-paper" was written during atime of change. This lesson plan, the first part of a two-part lesson, helps to set the historical, social, cultural, and economic context of Gilman's story.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Chinua Achebe's "New English" in Things Fall Apart
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This lesson provides a Common Core application for high school students for Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart. Students will undertake close reading of passages in Things Fall Apart to evaluate the impact of Achebe's literary techniques, the cultural significance of the work, and how this international text serves as a lens to discover the experiences of others.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
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Nigerian born Chinua Achebe is one of the world's most well-known and influential contemporary writers. His first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), is an early narrative about the European colonization of Africa told from the point of view of the colonized people.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Oral and Literary Strategies
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Students learn the linguistic strategies Achebe uses to convey the Igbo and British missionary cultures presented in the novel and how the text combines European linguistic and literary forms with African oral traditions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Chronicling and Picturing America
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Created through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, Chronicling America offers visitors the ability to search and view newspaper pages from 1690-1963 and to find information about American newspapers published between 1690"“present using the National Digital Newspaper Program.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Compare and Contrast Characters
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Image Citation and license:    CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEEDAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International This lesson is a lesson in Compare and Contrast. Students will first compare themselves to each other. They will then read a story and compare and contrast the characters in the story. They will use their iPads to take and edit a photo. They will also edit a Pages template to add show they understand how to compare characters in a story and how those characters change throughout the story.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Heather Payne
Date Added:
10/21/2023
Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with Little Red Riding Hood Text Sets
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Students discuss and compare differing versions of Little Red Riding Hood and other tales about wolves in cumulative read-aloud sessions and text set explorations.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature
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In this lesson, students analyze similarities and differences among depictions of slavery in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Frederick Douglass' "Narrative", and nineteenth century photographs of slaves. Students formulate their analysis of the role of art and fiction, as they attempt to reliably reflect social ills, in a final essay.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Connotation, Character, and Color Imagery in "The Great Gatsby"
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Students explore the connotations of the colors associated with the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Activity/Lab
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
06/05/2024