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62 reviewed resources for gothic literature

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Edgar Allan Poe's Journey Through Life and Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How was Edgar Allan Poe able to create "intriguing, memorable, and lasting literature"? To answer this question, learners analyze the syntax, diction, and characterizations in Poe's poems and short stories and compare the impact of these...
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Tales of the Supernatural

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Tradition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make a study of the Gothic style by taking an in-depth look at Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Lead a discussion about the Gothic elements in the story and the effect the story has on readers. Next, ask learners...
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Romanticism: The Artistic Expression of Liberalism

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
The epic clash of reason and emotion comes to life in this informative presentation. Detailing the period of Romanticism in 19th century Europe, these slides contain pictures of the most famous pieces of art during this period. Viewers...
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Gothic Undercurrents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Terror, mystery, excitement. American writers of the 19th century, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson, used these elements to create morally ambiguous tales that challenged the prevailing belief in...
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Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Contrary to popular belief, the monster's name was most likely Adam, not Frankenstein. A study guide for Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus introduces theater-goers to a dramatic version of the classic Gothic romance. Learners discuss...
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Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Gothic Literature

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce viewers to the five "I"'s of Romanticism—imagination, intuition, idealism, inspiration, and individuality—with a colorful presentation that details the concepts of the American Romantic movement and features American poets,...
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Gothic Literature And the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Are your pupils weak and weary of pondering quaint and curious volumes? Nevermore! Keep them from napping with a PowerPoint from a nameless creator that they’ll distinctly remember.  Deep into darkness they’ll be peering at images...
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Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Edgar Allen Poe's writing goes far beyond the familiarity of "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." An intriguing video lesson explores the work, history, and style of the famous Gothic writer. Animations engage viewers in the video, and...
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William Faulkner's Influence on Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Uncover the connections between William Faulkner and Juan Rulfo's literature, especially between Absalom, Absalom! and Pedro Páramo. Background information is given on both authors, and topics such as patriarchy, race, and incest are...
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Revolutions in the Arts: 1800s

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The 1800s were a time of great change in the worlds of art, literature, and music. This presentation covers major works and artists that exemplify the Romantic, Realist, and Impressionist movements. Why not make this presentation a...
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Where Once Poe Walked

For Students 9th - 12th
Nevermore worry about engaging readers in the works of one of the most famous writers in American literature. An interactive resource will beguile learners fancy into smiling.
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Dracula - Essay Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this literature activity, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Bram Stoker's Dracula. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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The Terrifying Words of Edgar Allan Poe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literature instructional activity, learners identify and locate vocabulary terms and/or names related to words written by Edgar Allan Poe. There are 47 words located in the puzzle.
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Crayon Etching- Medieval Bestiary

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders make connections between art and literature studying about Medieval imagery and beliefs.
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Frankenstein Part II

For Students 9th - 12th
Part 2 of the course on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein takes up the issue of the viewing the text as an example of the romantic novel, a format that causes the reader to consider difficult questions. The narrator asks viewers to consider...
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The Masque of the Red Death

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Poe goes high tech with a activity that asks high schoolers to use the internet and various apps as they read and analyze "The Masque of the Red Death." In addition to responding to comprehension questions in Quizlet, they use Minecraft...
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The Fall of the House of Usher

For Students 11th - 12th
These frightening questions cover The Fall of the House of Usher, one of Edgar Allan Poe's most infamous works. The scary details are rehashed in these ten multiple-choice questions. Take the quiz if you dare!
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Edgar Allan Poe Stories Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
When given a short summary of one of Edgar Allan Poe's stories, can you choose the correct title? Try your best with this multiple-choice quiz covering nine different stories (one is actually a poem) by Poe.
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Edgar Allan Poe- Mini Biography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Show this mini-biography and nevermore will your young readers ask about the life of Edgar Allan Poe. 'Tis a short overview and nothing more.
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The Raven Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nevermore will class members ponder over Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven." They will distinctly remember reading, acting out, and writing about Poe's stately raven.
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How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.
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Exploring the Drive to Create in Frankenstein

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Is it hubris that drives the creative process? Is it the desire to be remembered long past death? An interactive asks readers of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein and Percy Shelley's poem "Ozymandias" to consider what this wife and...

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