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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A "Brief, Urgent Message": Theme in Slaughterhouse-Five
    As a culminating activity for Slaughterhouse-Five, students make a compilation album (a CD with 6-8 tracks) that reflects their analysis, understanding, and reaction to the ideas in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Audio Broadcasts and Podcasts: Oral Storytelling and Dramatization
    After exploring Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, students create their own audio dramatization of a text they have read.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial
    This lesson uses the "1984" Macintosh Commercial to introduce students to dystopian characteristics. Students analyze techniques used in the commercial and identify the comments that it makes about contemporary society.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film
    This lesson uses clips from The Matrix and other dystopian movies to introduce students to the characteristics found in dystopian works, such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby
    Students explore The Great Gatsby's allusion to art and its use of visual imagery and conclude their study by designing their own cover for the novel.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Outside In: Finding A Character's Heart Through Art
    This activity, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the stories of Raymond Carver, challenges students to get inside contemporary life and characters through the creation of monologues.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Exploring a Fictional Technology
    Students complete a short survey to establish their beliefs about technology. They compare their opinions to the ideas in a novel that depicts technology (such as 1984 or Fahrenheit 451).
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads
    Students analyze propaganda techniques used in pieces of literature and political advertisements. They then look for propaganda in other media, such as print ads and commercials.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    "Roused by the Change of Scene": Analyzing a Film Adaptation of Jane Eyre
    As part of their study of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, students read selected sections of the novel closely and compare their representation in the text to representations in the 2007 Masterpiece adaptation of Jane Eyre. They use the concepts of time/pacing, character, and theme to focus their analysis and to plan an adaptation of a scene of their choice.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Storyboarding the Transformation from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde
    Students imagine and storyboard their own vision of the transformation of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde and then evaluate movie portrayals.

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