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71 resources with the concept realism

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Social Realism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many American writers in the late nineteenth century wanted their writing to reflect real life. Individuals watch and discuss a video, read and explore author biographies, write a journal entry and a poem, and complete a multimedia...
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Greeks and Persians

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
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The Art of the Italian Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are...
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Investigating the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned...
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Review: 19th and 20th Century

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Take a tour of the major art movements that marked the 19th and 20th centuries. This is an excellent resource intended as an art history  review. Through examples it covers, Romanticism, Realism, photography, Impressionism,...
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Rudyard Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi: Mixing Words and Pictures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Create meaningful illustrations to accompany stories in a web-based art and literacy lesson focused on "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling. The class takes a virtual art safari with the Museum of Modern Art and then discusses how...
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Realistic Impressions: Investigating Movements in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You and your high school class can examine the idea of artistic movements with this lesson. Explore various websites, compare/contrast paintings, after which the assignments are to complete a chart, and write an essay.
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Author Study: Kate Chopin

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Four stories by Kate Chopin offer high schoolers an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the ways authors use various literary elements and movements to develop their themes and social commentaries. 
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Whitman and the American ‘Romantic’ Nature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils read a short biography of Walt Whitman and a portion of Whitman's epic poem "Song of Myself." Readers then respond to a series of comprehension questions.
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The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
More than 15 of Jane Austen's novels have been adapted into films. While viewers enjoy the lush sets, period costumes, and the depictions of eighteenth-century British gentry, what is often lost in these adaptations is Austen's satire. A...
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Futurism and Constructivism: Crash Course Theater #39

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Politics and theater go hand-in-hand. The 39th video in the Crash Course Theater and Drama series introduces plays from the futurist and constructivist movements, including works from an Italian fascist. A summary of "The Storming of the...
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Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Local Color in the Late 19th Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kate Chopin's The Awakening introduces readers not only to the lush Louisiana setting of Grand isle but also to the nuances of Creole culture. the second lesson in a three-part series examines how Chopin's use of literary realism and...
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Kate Chopin's "The Awakening": No Choice But Under?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The first in a series of three resources designed to accompany a reading of Kate Chopin's The Awakening provides readers with background information about Chopin, Creole culture, literary realism, and women's suffrage.
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Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - 12th
Young theatre artists engage in a scavenger hunt to acquaint themselves with set design. The challenge is to search the site and match a separate maquette with each of the 24 clues.
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David Copperfield

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
With 64 chapters and 368,017 words, Charles Dickens' David Copperfield can prove to be a challenge for young readers. Help them out with a resource that not only provides the complete text but an audio version as well.
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Art/Architecture - Edward Hopper

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What is going on here? The works of artist Edward Hopper invite viewers to image the story captured in his paintings. Introduce Hopper with an episode from the The School of Life playlist that focuses on the American realist.
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Why Should You Read James Joyce's "Ulysses"?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What is Bloomsday? Why would thousands travel to Dublin on this day to visit sites depicted in a novel that is ridiculously hard to read? Why even bother with reading such a book? Find out by viewing a short video that suggests the...
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Gustave Flaubert

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How is it possible that an author can create sympathy in the minds of readers for characters who behave in ways that we disdain? Gustave Flaubert was able to accomplish such a goal with Madame Bovary. Introduce readers to this amazing...
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An Introduction to Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War so influential in his time, as well as in modern politics? Learn about the distinctive features of the text, including its lack of adherence to divine influence, and the details of...
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That’s Amazing!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
Follow a teach, practice, and apply routine to provide extra support with a themed unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Topics include compound words, noting details, action verbs, suffixes, compare, and contrast, verbs, fantasy, realism,...
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We Can Do It!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

For Teachers 1st Standards
English language development lessons are brought to you in poems, picture cards, and grand discussions in a We Can Do It! themed unit. Topics of discussion include daily challenges, parts of a whole, words that describe what we hear,...
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We Can Work It Out: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 7)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Chants, grand discussion, and practice worksheets make up a We Can Work It Out themed unit comprised of extra support lessons. The unit's activities reinforce the following concepts: vowel pairs, blending sounds, problems, solutions,...
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Home Sweet Home: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Through grand discussion, picture cards, and poems, enhance language proficiency with a Home Sweet Home themed unit created to support English language development. Each lesson follows a listen, speak, move, and/or look routine that...
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Surprise!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of a unit covering such topics as consonants, blending, short vowels sounds, high frequency words, and number words. The unit's lessons also include teachable moments covering story structure, illustrations,...