Instructional Video

Scarlett O'Hara's True Love in Gone with the Wind

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Rather than waiting to think about it tomorrow, a video from the PBS Great American Read series asks viewers to think about Gone with the Wind today, to see the novel as the story of a strong woman, a woman with "gumption."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide class members with a link to Alyssa Rosenberg's article "Why We Should Keep Reading Gone with the Wind," have them read the article as homework and return for a full-class discussion of Rosenberg's article
Classroom Considerations
  • The video acknowledges the narrow perspective of the novel and asks readers to consider how a modern writer could revisit the tale and broaden the perspective to include other voices, much like Wild Sargasso Sea revisits Jane Eyre.
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Pros
  • The resource includes the video, discussion questions, a vocabulary list, and a writing activity
Cons
  • None