Instructional Video

Exploring Hemingway’s Style

The man, the myth, and the reality. Three clips from the documentary Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick introduce viewers to the unique features of Ernest Hemingway's writing style and the events in Hemingway's life that influenced his style.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Instructors should begin the planning of a unit study of the "Ken Burns in the Classroom Collection" with a close reading of the Educator's Guide linked in the Included Materials section of this review
  • Pare the lesson with  "Hemingway's Influences and Contemporaries," another lesson in the series
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is from the "Ken Burns in the Classroom" series
  • Film clips are from the documentary Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
  • Includes support materials for instructors and pupils
  • After reading Hemingway's "iceberg" comments, class members try their hand at imitating Heminqway's style
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