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Great Writers Inspire: 18th Century Oriental Fiction
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This collection of resources considers the role of Oriental fiction in the development of the English novel in the 18th century.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
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University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Author:
Ros Ballaster
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire: The Victorian Gothic
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In the Victorian era, Gothic fiction had ceased to be a dominant literary genre. However,the Gothic tropes used earlier in the eighteenth century in texts such as Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho were transported and interwoven into many late-nineteenth century narratives. These tropes included psychological and physical terror; mystery and the supernatural; madness, doubling, and heredity curses. This collection of resources looks at Gothic fiction.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Author:
Charlotte Barrett
Christopher Adams
Kate O'Connor
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Great Writers Inspire from Oxford Podcasts
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From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to the public and the education community worldwide. This series is aimed primarily at first year undergraduates but will be of interest to school students preparing for university and anyone who would like to know more about the world's great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project which makes a significant body of material freely available on the subject of great works of literature and their authors.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Alex Pryce
Ankhi Mukherjee
Helena Kennedy
Jon Mee
Judith Luna
Julian Thompson
Kathryn Sutherland
Linda Gates
Sophie Duncan
Tiffany Stern
Date Added:
02/07/2012
Introducing Jane Eyre: An Unlikely Victorian Heroine
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Through their interpretation of primary documents that reflect Victorian ideals, students can learn the cultural expectations for and limitations placed on Victorian women and then contemplate the writer Charlotte Brontes position in that context. Then, through an examination of the opening chapters of Jane Eyre, students will evaluate Jane's status as an unconventional Victorian heroine.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath: Verbal Pictures
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Students align original FSA photographs from the 1930s and the author's own journal entries, to trace parallel elements John Steinbeck then incorporated into passages in The Grapes of Wrath.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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09/06/2019
The Jungle, Muckrakers, and Teddy Roosevelt
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Curriculum unit on the historical  context of Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle and how the book helped reform efforts in Congress to pass the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.

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History
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Lesson
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National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 1: Characterization in Lord of the Flies
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This lesson focuses on character analysis throughout William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies. While contemplating both direct and indirect characterization techniques, students will be able to consider how characterization builds relationships among the boys in the novel.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 1: Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Introduction
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Published in 1929, "The Sound and the Fury" is often referred to as William Faulkner's first work of genius. Faulkner's style is characterized by frequent time shifts, narrator shifts, unconventional punctuation and sentence structure, as well as a stream-of-consciousness technique that reveals the inner thoughts of characters to the reader. This curriculum unit will examine narrative structure and time, narrative voice/point of view, and symbolism throughout "The Sound and the Fury."

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 2: Symbolism in Lord of the Flies
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Lesson 2 is a study of symbols in William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies." After reviewing the general concept of symbolism, students focus on four of the most dominant symbols that permeate the novel: the island itself; the conch; the Lord of the Flies effigy; fire.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 2: The Realism in Magical Realism
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In this triumph of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles a century of the remarkable Buendía family's history in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo. The three lessons presented here explore the fantastic elements of this imaginary world, the real history that lies behind them, and García Márquez's own philosophical musings on writing about Latin America.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 3: Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Narrating Quentin's Mental Breakdown
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In "The Sound and The Fury," Faulkner's presentation of time is unique and complex, as the Quentin chapter symbolically opens with a description of Quentin's watch, which was given to him by his father.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 3: Garciaa Marquez's Nobel Prize Speech: "The Solitude of Latin America"
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In this triumph of magical realism, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" chronicles a century of the remarkable Buendía family's history in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo. The three lessons presented here explore the fantastic elements of this imaginary world, the real history that lies behind them, and García Márquez's own philosophical musings on writing about Latin America.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 3: Kate Chopin's "The Awakening": Searching for Women & Identity in Chopin's "The Awakening"
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By studying other female characters in "The Awakening," students will see how Chopin carefully provides many examples of a socially acceptable "role" that Edna could adopt.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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Date Added:
09/06/2019
Lesson 3: Literary Genres in "Moby-Dick"
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Lesson 3 guides students through Melville's seamless integration of several literary genres"”sermon, scientific writing, drama, and hymn"”and moves into an analytical discussion of "Moby-Dick" as a masterwork that goes above and beyond the appeal of its fictional genre.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019