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Romanticism and Mary Shelley's FrankensteinLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Start by discussing the fundamentals of Romanticism, and then discuss some of its characteristics in poetry and literature. On slide 18, learners are introduced to Mary Shelley, famous for her work, Frankenstein. By slide 23, the viewers...
A Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mary Shelley ’s FrankensteinLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Contrary to popular belief, the monster's name in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is not Frankenstein. A teacher's guide for the novel helps readers make sense of key details in the text, define vocabulary words, and discuss prominent...
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of NatureLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Just because you can, should you? Reflections on the ethics and limits of medical research are prompted by a reading of excerpts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, viewing of clips from the 1931 film, and examining sections of the online...
Tales of the SupernaturalLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scary stuff! Whether approached as the first horror story or a "serious imaginative exploration of the human condition," Frankenstein continues to engage readers. Here's a packet of activities that uses Mary Shelley's gothic novel to...
Everything You Need to Know to Read "Frankenstein"Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th
It was a dark and stormy night in 1815 when Mary Shelley began drafting a ghost story in response to a competition suggest by Lord Byron. Find out more about Shelley, her life, and events that influenced what is called the first science...
Don't Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1Lesson Planet
13 mins 9th - 12th
"Who is more human? Victor Frankenstein or the nameless monster he created?" This, according to the narrator of a two-part presentation on Frankenstein, is the essential question. The video begins with a summary of the action of the...
The Enlightenment in Europe: Ch 22Lesson Planet
10th - 12th
Why study European Enlightenment? Because our governing forefathers and constitution were shaped by their words and philosophies. Presented here are facts and achievements of 8 different figures from the enlightened era. Also included is...
Electricity, Frankenstein, and the Spark of LifeLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Shocking! After viewing a short clip from the 1931 movie, Frankenstein and reviewing electricity references in Mary Shelley's novel, class members examine Luigi Galvani's and Alessandro Volta's observations on electricity and muscle...