Civil War, Realism, Naturalism, 1860-1920 Teacher Resources

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The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to tell a true war story? Tim O’Brien says that fiction is for “getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” To get at the truth about war, class members examine primary source materials from the...
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A Nation Divided

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can a presidential election cause a civil war? Learners research the events surrounding the presidential election of 1860 in a lesson that explores America's history. Using maps, videos, and primary sources, they uncover, brainstorm, and...
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The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research the Civil War and make connections between the war and the interpretation of the war in the novel The Red Badge of Courage to help them understand realism. In this Civil War recounting lesson, students complete...
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Realism in Music, The Underground Railroad

For Teachers 5th
Students complete a unit of 9 lessons to learn about realism in music during the time of the Underground Railroad. In this music realism lesson, students learn about coded lyrics in the slave songs. Students complete 9 lessons using...
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The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Courage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how Stephen Crane treats the process by which a youth matures in his novel the Red Badge of Courage. They study how he exemplifies manly virtues associated with soldiers in war and examine the three endings that were...
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Literature of the Gilded Age

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the subtle shift from romanticism to realism in American literature in the post-Civil War period. After an introduction to the period, they work in groups to research various authors, such as Walt Whitman, Emily...
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The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Sudents compare specific excerpts from The Red Badge of Courage to first-hand accounts of Civil War battles, in text and images and list elements of Crane's style in The Red Badge of Courage that contribute to its realism.
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Kansas in the Movies, the Cold War Period

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are instructed using a cross curricular type of lesson. The time period that they focus upon is the founding of the Soviet Union as a superpower in the world after WWII. The rise of communism is also taken into consideration.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, learners respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Crane, London, and Literary Naturalism

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students identify the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism in Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat." In this naturalism analysis instructional activity, students identify...