Instructional Video

Hemingway and Gender Identity

After watching a short video clip from the documentary Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, learners read an article by Ursula Le Guin about gender roles and sexuality. Scholars then consider how an author's concept of gender roles is reflected in an artist's work.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Before deciding to use the collection, instructors should carefully examine the Teacher Guide linked in the Included Materials section of this review
  • The series of lessons, based on Burns' documentary, has a point of view; preview the entire collection to determine if appropriate for your classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the "Ken Burns in the Classroom" series
  • Clips are from the documentary Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
  • The film clips include a discussion of sex, prepare class members for a discussion of the topic before watching the video
  • Pupils should have experience participating in Constructivist Listening Dyads
  • Includes support materials for instructors
  • Additional scaffolding may be required for some readers to comprehend the significance of Le Guin's comments