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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 high...
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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 worksheet, 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 worksheet, students 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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The Masque of the Red Death

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Poe goes high tech with a instructional 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...
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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 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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Allison Williams Explains Her Love for Frankenstein's Monster

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, but who is the real monster in Frankenstein? Actress Allison Williams shares her reasoning for why Mary Shelly's horror story should be included in The Great American Read series. 
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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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Frankenstein | The Great American Read

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A top vote-getter for the Great American Read program is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Find out why the classic tale, adapted into over 50 films and numerous TV shows, has earned its spot on the favorites list.
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Journey Through a Midnight Dreary: Fun Trivia Quiz on "The Raven"

For Students 9th - 11th
This Fun Trivia Quiz tests readers' understanding of Poe's "The Raven", including allusions. Because these online quizzes can be made by anyone, you will want to scrutinize the questions and answers prior to assigning this to your class.
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The Purloined Letter

For Students 9th - 12th
These questions about Poe's The Purloined Letter focus on publication and outside sources along with details of the story. Hopefully this story is not a mystery to you!
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The Horror! The Horror!

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Gear up for Halloween by studying the horror genre with your class and analyzing films and texts to uncover the genre's traditional conventions.
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The Tales and Poems of Poe

For Students 10th - 12th
Four short stories, two poems, and biographical information about Edgar Allan Poe make up this quiz. Questions about The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, The Black Cat, Annabel Lee, and The Tell-Tale Heart...
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Embossed Rose Window Designs

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students, after researching the history and foundation of Renaissance rose windows, access ArtEmboss to create an original window design. They employ a basic metalworking technique utilizing a soft metal. The design created incorporates...
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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 25 short answer and essay questions about James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Wuthering Heights: Anticipation Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
Before beginning a reading of Wuthering Heights, class members respond to a series of statements on an anticipation guide.
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Everything You Need to Know to Read "Frankenstein"

For Students 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...
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Reader, it's Jane Eyre

For Students 9th - 12th
Who is Currer Bell? The narrator his course on Jane Eyre with an overview of Charlotte Bronte’s life, her writings under the Currer Bell pseudonym, and a brief summary of the plot of the novel. He approaches the story as a mix of the...
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Meet Mr. Poe

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your readers to Edgar Allan Poe via internet research. Begin by going over rules for the library and search engines, then set learners loose to gather facts on Poe's life. The following day, have the entire class review their...
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The French Lieutenant's Women - Essay Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this literature worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer and essay questions about John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Frankenstein

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Who was Mary Shelley? With this PowerPoint, viewers learn about her life before releasing Frankenstein. But how was the gothic novel created? Your class will also learn about some of the influences that helped Mary create her famous...
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The Pit and the Pendulum

For Students 11th
These twenty multiple-choice questions comprehensively cover the details of Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum. Truly put your readers' understanding and knowledge of the narrative to the test.
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The Gold-Bug

For Students 11th - 12th
Does your class remember details from The Gold-Bug? Test them with fifteen multiple-choice questions that prove to be a bit of a challenge.
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The Latin West: 1200-1500

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Take a trip through the Latin West from 1200-1500 AD. You'll discover the culture, economics, politics, and changes that took place just before and after the Black Death. A handy PowerPoint to have when you're in need of a quick medieval...
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Edgar Allen Poe And The Art Of Composition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers evaluate several works by Edgar Allen Poe based on the criteria in his essay, "The Philosophy of Composotion" Their analysis is documented using a graphic organizer. Learners begin the pre-writing process for their own...
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Discussion Guide for Jane Eyre

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ambiguity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre makes the novel a perfect choice for a shared inquiry discussion. Readers respond to open-ended questions with evidence drawn directly from the text. 
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To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird gets the Crash Course treatment in two short videos. The first quickly summarizes the plot and the conventions of Southern Gothic Fiction before examining what the...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Content and Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stage a mini debate about Edgar Allan Poe's story "Ligeia." After picking a few interpretations, split your class into groups and allow some time for preparation. Pupils must use textual evidence to support their arguments. Close the...
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African-American Art and the Political Dissent during the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the activity, by...
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Visual Arts:Literature and World Civilization

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the art of the Middle Ages or Medieval time period through the activities in this unit.
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Don't Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1

For Students 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...
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Designing Illuminated Text

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine illuminated manuscripts from the Gutenberg Bible. Using the examples, they use the internet to explore the effects of the printing press on the value of literature and art. They create their own illuminated initial...
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???The Hell of Mirrors??? by Edogawa Rampo

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read and analyze the story "The Hell of Mirrors," by Edogawa Rampo. They watch a video excerpt, answer discussion questions, construct a periscope, complete handouts, define key vocabulary terms, take a quiz, and write a book...
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The French Lieutenant's Women Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Tales of the Supernatural

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the origins and development of a literary genre. They investigate how shared imaginative concerns link the members of a literary period and compare works of literature from different eras.
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Encounter with a Skull (Tae dokuro, 1890)

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students read and analyze a short story by Koda Rohan. They conduct research, read and discuss a biography of the author, identify examples of Japanese and Buddhist symbolism in the story, and write an original story.
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And Then There Were None Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Map Skills

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore map reading skills and create a map of their own. In this map skills lesson, student listen to the book The Scrambled States of America then discuss key map components. Students follow guidelines to creating a map...
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Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...
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Symbolism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a lesson about symbolism while reviewing the work of Edgar Allen Poe. They review the definition of symbolism and use it to list the symbols in his work. They write a journal about how the author uses many literary...
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Numbers in Art

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students choose a number from one to twelve and tell a number story about it. They listen to the teacher read "Numbers in Art" by Lucy Micklethwait. Students choose three numbers from one to twelve and view works of art while looking for...
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Poetic Justice: A Study of Poe's Famous Works

For Teachers 8th
Students explore Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories. In this Edgar Allan Poe lesson, students complete a 25 page packet of activities where they recognize the features of genres and literary devices Poe uses. Students read "The...
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"Encounter with a Skull"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read a story twice. The first time they read it is without contextual information. They read it with the contextual information.

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