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1492: An Ongoing Vogage: Inventing America
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Archived exhibition reveals how European writers and mapmakers thought about America during the Age of Discovery. Describes the allegorical images Europeans sometimes used to portray America and features the Gutierrez map, drawn in 1562, which is full of depictions of giants, cannibals, mermaids, monkeys, and sea monsters.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
ibiblio
Date Added:
08/28/2023
19th Century Girls' Series
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This site, created by Deidre Johnson, provides information on series reading about girls in the 19th century. You can find information about noted authors of these series, such as Jacob Abbott and Sophie May, and many selections from 19th century series books. A very interesting site.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Bibliography
Date Added:
08/07/2023
5.1 Writing about Literature: The Basics
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Learn the basics of how to write about literature by asking subjective and objective questions; use tone, diction, and syntax; identify plot elements, and differentiating between internal and external conflict. W.11-12.9a Amer Lit 18th,19th, 20th cen/Analy

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Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Date Added:
11/15/2023
6.1 Writing about Literature: Analyzing Prose
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Learn to analyze prose by understanding connotation and denotation, identifying metaphors and similes, looking for repetition, and finding imagery in a text.

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Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Date Added:
11/15/2023
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Susan Ketcham
Date Added:
04/11/2016
AdLit.org: Time is Not on Our Side: Literacy and Literature for High School ELLs
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Given that teachers often have too much to teach and too little time, teacher Dana Dusbiber suggests an alternative approach to teaching literature for secondary ELLs: the introduction of more multicultural literature in the classroom.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AdLit.org
Date Added:
09/05/2022
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Susan Ketcham
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
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In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Literature
Visual Arts
World Cultures
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Aesop's Fables
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Very unique site that presents Aesop's Fables with traditional and modern pictures. Pictures are created by art students at University of Massachusetts Amherst. There is an index to search by individual stories.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date Added:
12/01/2023
America Dept. of State: Outline of American Literature [PDF]
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This online book presents an overview of American literature chronologically. Eras and movements are explained and biographies of significant authors are provided. This is a good way to understand the background and influences of literary periods before stepping into the literature itself. Requires Adobe Reader. [PDF] RL.11-12.9 18,19,20th Cent. Amer Lit

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
12/01/2023
American Memory: Evolution of Conservation Movement
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American Memory site documents the historical formation of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. Browse through literature, books, pamphlets, government documents, and manuscripts drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Library of Congress
Date Added:
08/28/2023
American Passages: Modernist Portraits
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This unit delves into American modernist literature which introduced itself between World War I and World War II, including authors Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Explore the site for a video on demand, activities, etc.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Provider Set:
American Passages
Date Added:
08/07/2023
American Passages: Modernist Portraits: F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This brief biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald draws on his ability to realistically portray life during the "Jazz Age," a phrase coined by Fitzgerald. "F. Scott Fitzgerald Activities" offers related materials.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Provider Set:
American Passages
Date Added:
08/07/2023
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
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Full text and search engine for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, in which the history of Britain, from the 1st Century to the 12th, is rendered by scribes. Translated into modern English.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
The Avalon Project
Date Added:
10/03/2023