• “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon”: A Common Core Exemplar

    Created September 10, 2014
    Grace Lin

    Grace Lin's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon combines the story of a courageous young girl who travels to search for help for her family with a set of Chinese traditional tales. The lessons help students to understand the nature of this frame story and to write their own stories of meeting challenges.

  • Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron”

    Created September 3, 2014
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    Perseus Digital Library

    An extensive collection of maps, texts, translations, commentary, and artifacts of the Classical world and beyond.

    “The Children’s and Household Tales,” by the Brothers Grimm, published

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    The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

    This page features resources relating to medieval literature, and presents information about the works of Chaucer and Dante. Learn more about these authors and Europe during Middle Ages by visiting the lesson plans and websites referenced on this page.

    American novelist and short story writer, Shirley Jackson, born

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    Mozart’s “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

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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.

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    Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

    Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.