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Dramatizing History with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

Dramatizing History with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

This lesson plan's goal is to examine the ways in which Miller ... (more)

This lesson plan's goal is to examine the ways in which Miller interpreted the facts of the witch trials and successfully dramatized them. Our inquiry into this matter will be guided by aesthetic and dramatic concerns as we attempt to interpret history and examine Miller's own interpretations of it. In this lesson, students will examine some of Miller's historical sources: biographies of key players (the accused and the accusers) and transcripts of the Salem Witch trials themselves. The students will also read a summary of the historical events in Salem and study a timeline. The students will then read The Crucible itself. (less)

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Humanities
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EDSITEment
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration

Elma Lewis 25th Anniversary Celebration

'Blast from the Past' with musician Jerry 'Iceman' Butler. Program focuses on ... (more)

'Blast from the Past' with musician Jerry 'Iceman' Butler. Program focuses on the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Roxbury, Mass. Host Matthew Goode (education specialist for the Committee of the Massachusetts Department of Education) speaks with Reverend George Thomas (Chairman of the Board for the National Center of Afro-American Artists and Chairman of the 25th Anniversary Committee), Vernon Blackman (Drama Director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts) and Margret Morgan (longtime friend, supporter, and 'Honorary Mother' of Lewis's school) to discuss the history of the school, its importance, the community it serves, and the events that will comprise the celebration. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), 'Access' (on the work of the Roxbury Medical Technical Institute), 'Information' (on how to purchase safe toys for children), 'Blast from the Past' (with an early 1970s Say Brother interview with musician Jerry 'Iceman' Butler), 'The Word' (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman), the 'Community Calendar,' and 'Commentary' by Producer Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

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Arts
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WGBH Open Vault
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Elma Lewis Black Poetry for Children

Elma Lewis Black Poetry for Children

Elma Lewis reads the poem 'Sympathy' by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Program is ... (more)

Elma Lewis reads the poem 'Sympathy' by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Program is divided into two halves: the first featuring a 30-minute in-studio poetry reading by Elma Lewis, the second of magazine-style segments. Elma Lewis, Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, seated with children around her, talks about what poetry is, what a poem can make you feel, and why people used to write in rhymes. Lewis focuses on two African American poets, Langston Hughes (who is 'of this time') and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and reads selections from each. The second half contains the following segments: a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson) titled 'The Writer,' 'Access' (with A.D. Saunders, who describes the Boston Jazz Society), 'The Word' (with professor and historian A.B. Spellman, who comments on Black History Week), the 'Community Calendar,' 'Information' (on Minority Recruitment Month for the Peace Corps), and 'Commentary' by Producer Marita Rivero. Original air date estimated. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

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English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare, Fall 2003

English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare, Fall 2003

Intensive study of an important topic or period in drama. Close analysis ... (more)

Intensive study of an important topic or period in drama. Close analysis of major plays, enriched by critical readings and attention to historical and theatrical contexts. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic for Fall: Renaissance Drama. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Raman, Shankar
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Experimental TV

Experimental TV

'Blast from the Past' with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks. Program is divided ... (more)

'Blast from the Past' with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks. Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of five dance segments aired in previous programs, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. Dance performances are by the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (performing the piece 'Doogla'), the Dance Theatre of Boston (performing 'Black Light'), and Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson, performing a mime/modern dance piece). Additional segments include 'Information' (on preparing for unemployment), 'Community Access' (on the work of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and its role as a financier of mixed income developments), 'Blast from the Past' (with an excerpt from a 1972 interview with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks on the need for increasing the numbers of African Americans in the television and radio professions), the 'Community Calendar,' and 'Commentary' by Producer Marita Rivero (consisting of film footage of an African American couple on a date). Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

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Femme a la Cafetiere, La

Femme a la Cafetiere, La

Acclaimed theater director brings movement to Cezanne's painting, reproduced in the studio ... (more)

Acclaimed theater director brings movement to Cezanne's painting, reproduced in the studio for the camera. [Suzushi Hanayagi,] a dancer from the Kabuki theater, performs the role of the woman, whose slight, almost imperceptible, facial and body movements -- together with mysteriously animated objects and strange apparitions -- bring the painting alive. A spoon stirs a cup of coffee without the benefit of human assistance. An off-camera figure manipulates objects. The woman eats green candies. A giant rat head appears in the background. Finally, the woman exits and is replaced by a young woman. Lyrical music and exaggerated sound effects form the soundtrack by Hans Peter Kuhn. (less)

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Arts
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WGBH Open Vault
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Football

Football

Blast from the Past' with Raymond St. Jacques. Program is divided into ... (more)

Blast from the Past' with Raymond St. Jacques. Program is divided into two halves: the first consisting of a group interview with five African American football players from the New England Patriots, the second of newsmagazine-style segments. Guest host Tom 'Satch' Sanders talks with Ron Boulting, Mac Herron, Reggie Rucker, Sam Cunningham, and Leon Gray about their education, the violence of the game, preparing for a career after football, and the need for young players to recognize the value of an education (given the odds against playing professionally). Additional segments include 'Community Access' (on home improvement loans, lead poisoning, and requesting a housing inspection),'Blast from the Past' (with an excerpt from a 1970 interview with actor Raymond St. Jacques on Hollywood's prescribed roles for African American actors), the 'Community Calendar' (with community and cultural events listings), and 'Commentary' by Producer Marita Rivero on the need for African Americans to vote. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

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German III, Spring 2004

German III, Spring 2004

This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop ... (more)

This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, DĚ_rrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German. (less)

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Humanities
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Jaeger, Dagmar
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Global Words: Junior Primary Resources

Global Words: Junior Primary Resources

These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build ... (more)

These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build the essential knowledge, skills and values young people need to participate actively, critically and creatively as global citizens. This curriculum integrates the teaching and learning of English, across strands of language, literature and literacy, with Global Citizenship Education, using explicit and exploratory teaching and learning activities. The four units use a range of text and text-types to address the themes of Sustainability, Refugees and migration, Neighbours, Asia/Pacific, and Indigenous peoples, with a focus on literacy with Geography and Human Society and its Environs curricula. All units of work include an overview, description of focus, four teaching and learning activities, and links to the curriculum content, strands, outcomes and indicators. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Global Words
Provider:
World Vision Australia|Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
Author:
Atkins, Lauren
Beveridge, Lorraine
Gray, Mary
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Going Away Party, The

Going Away Party, The

'The Going Away Party,' by Dan Boord and Greg Durbin, is a ... (more)

'The Going Away Party,' by Dan Boord and Greg Durbin, is a dramatic work about corruption among Oklahoma county officials. It is based on the true stories of incidents of corruption amongst Oklahoma's elected county commissioners. This segment is from the dramatic 'reenactment,' showing friends and supporters of Burrows, a commissioner sentenced to serve a jail term, at a going-away party. (less)

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Great Writers Inspire: Early Modern Drama on the Page and Stage

Great Writers Inspire: Early Modern Drama on the Page and Stage

Many books and university courses, trying to compensate for a history of ... (more)

Many books and university courses, trying to compensate for a history of the neglect or mistrust of plays as performance, use the phrase "from page to stage" to think about the dramatic possibilities of their texts. In fact, for the early modern theatre, the phrase needs to be the other way around--from stage to page. Plays were performances first, and only later, and then only sometimes, books. This section of Great Writers gathers resources--podcasts, eBooks, websites--to explore the two interconnected lives of the early modern play--as an event in time and space on the stage of the Globe or Blackfriars theatre, and as a material printed object, on sale to Elizabethan and Jacobean readers in the booksellers' quarter around St Paul's Churchyard. (less)

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Humanities
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Audio Lectures
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Great Writers Inspire
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Emma Smith
Kate O'Connor
Katherine Duncan-Jones
Tiffany Stern
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Great Writers Inspire: Questioning Genre

Great Writers Inspire: Questioning Genre

This section brings together resources from the across the Great Writers Inspire ... (more)

This section brings together resources from the across the Great Writers Inspire site to illustrate how these can be used as a starting point for exploration of or classroom discussion about genre. The 'Questions of Genre' essay introduces a series of topics and questions and gives examples of resources to explore. It is aimed at teachers, students and anyone who is interested in literature who wants to put text into context and be inspired by Great Writers. (less)

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Humanities
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Audio Lectures
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Video Lectures
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Great Writers Inspire
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Emma Smith
Joshua Billings
Kate O'Connor
Nicholas Perkins
Oliver Taplin
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Great Writers Inspire: Shakespeare's Contemporary Dramatists

Great Writers Inspire: Shakespeare's Contemporary Dramatists

The Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres specialized in new plays which had relatively ... (more)

The Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres specialized in new plays which had relatively few performances over a period of a few weeks. There was thus a huge appetite for fresh writing, and hundreds of plays, many now lost, were produced, often collaboratively. In this section of Great Writers Inspire some of these non-Shakespearean plays and authors are introduced through a combination of podcasts, eBooks and supporting materials. (less)

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Humanities
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Great Writers Inspire
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Emma Smith
Kate O'Connor
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Great Writers Inspire from Oxford Podcasts

Great Writers Inspire from Oxford Podcasts

From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to ... (more)

From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to the public and the education community worldwide. This series is aimed primarily at first year undergraduates but will be of interest to school students preparing for university and anyone who would like to know more about the world's great writers. The talks were produced as part of the Great Writers Inspire Project which makes a significant body of material freely available on the subject of great works of literature and their authors. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Video Lectures
Collection:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Alex Pryce
Ankhi Mukherjee
Helena Kennedy
Jon Mee
Judith Luna
Julian Thompson
Kathryn Sutherland
Linda Gates
Sophie Duncan
Tiffany Stern
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The Greensboro Sit-Ins

The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Students will explore the Greensboro Sit-ins. They will experience segregation through drama, ... (more)

Students will explore the Greensboro Sit-ins. They will experience segregation through drama, research the people involved in the protest at Woolworth's, and then stage a re-enactment of the event. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Lucinda Gainey
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