• Vengeful Verbs in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

    Created May 25, 2012
    Hamlet and his father's ghost

    Expose middle school students to a first taste of Shakespeare from the angle of the ghost story and launch into the subject of verbs. In this lesson, they learn how Shakespeare uses verbs to move the action of the play. Students then distinguish generic verbs from vivid verbs by working with selected lines in Hamlet’s Ghost scene. Finally they test their knowledge of verbs through a crossword interactive puzzle.

  • Launchpad: Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”

    Created May 24, 2012

    Thornton Wilder receives Pulitzer Prize for “Our Town”

    Thornton Wilder receives Pulitzer Prize for "Our Town"
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    American modernist Gertrude Stein born

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    American playwright Eugene O’Neill dies

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    American playwright Moss Hart born

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    American playwright Eugene O’Neill born

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    Modernist Journals Project

    The MJP is a multi-faceted project that studies modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 and a geographical range that includes wherever English language periodicals were published. The MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

    Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra born (probable date)

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