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Dramatizing History with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
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This lesson plan's goal is to examine the ways in which Miller ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
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Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned ...

The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.

Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
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English Language Arts, Grade 11, Unit 4
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People often say that mankind should learn from history. Charles Dickens, whose ...

People often say that mankind should learn from history. Charles Dickens, whose books are considered classics, set his novel A Tale of Two Cities in the past. He wanted his readers to learn from the bloody French Revolution and from the widespread brutality in London. Both cities (Paris and London) offer the reader a glimpse into dark and dangerous times. As students read about Dickens's Victorian setting and learn his view of the French Revolution, they will think about what makes a just world. Students will have a chance to think about their own experiences, and, using techniques they have learned from Charles Dickens, they will do some writing that sends a message about your own world.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

To complete the unit accomplishments, students will:

Read the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities.
Read several short pieces, including a biography of Dickens and excerpts from other literature, to help them understand Dickens’s world and the world of the novel.
Explore new vocabulary to build their ability to write and speak using academic language.
Practice close reading and participate in several role plays and dramatic readings to help them experience the dramatic writing style of Charles Dickens.
Write a vignette and a short narrative piece, and practice using descriptive detail and precise language.
Write a reflection about the meaning of Dickens’s novel.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

How does good storytelling affect the reader, and how can a good story promote change in the world?
What was the Victorian view of gender roles?
How can power be abused?
What is loyalty ? What are the limits of loyalty?

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare, Fall 2003
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Intensive study of an important topic or period in drama. Close analysis ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Full Course
Homework and Assignments
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Raman, Shankar
German III, Spring 2004
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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jaeger, Dagmar
Global Words: Junior Primary Resources
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These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build ...

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.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
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Readings
Syllabi
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
Provider Set:
Global Words
Author:
Atkins, Lauren
Beveridge, Lorraine
Gray, Mary
Great Writers Inspire: Early Modern Drama on the Page and Stage
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Many books and university courses, trying to compensate for a history of ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Video Lectures
Provider:
University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Author:
Emma Smith
Kate O'Connor
Katherine Duncan-Jones
Tiffany Stern
Great Writers Inspire: Questioning Genre
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This section brings together resources from the across the Great Writers Inspire ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Images and Illustrations
Video Lectures
Provider:
University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Author:
Emma Smith
Joshua Billings
Kate O'Connor
Nicholas Perkins
Oliver Taplin
Great Writers Inspire: Reformation and Restoration
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This collection contains essays, eBooks and other material related to or created ...

This collection contains essays, eBooks and other material related to or created during the time of reformation and reform in England.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Author:
Abigail Williams
Kate O'Connor
Great Writers Inspire: Shakespeare's Contemporary Dramatists
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The Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres specialized in new plays which had relatively ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Author:
Emma Smith
Kate O'Connor
Great Writers Inspire from Oxford Podcasts
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From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Video Lectures
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Alex Pryce
Ankhi Mukherjee
Helena Kennedy
Jon Mee
Judith Luna
Julian Thompson
Kathryn Sutherland
Linda Gates
Sophie Duncan
Tiffany Stern
The Greensboro Sit-Ins
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Students will explore the Greensboro Sit-ins. They will experience segregation through drama, ...

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.

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