• Launchpad: A Trip to Wonderland: The Nursery 'Alice'

    Created January 3, 2011

    Launchpad: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Nonsense Poetry and Whimsy

    Alice's adventures in Wonderland lead to a number of wonderful places:

    A.A. Milne, English writer of Winnie-the-Pooh series, is born; “Winnie-the-Pooh” Day

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    Chronicles of EDSITEment: Beyond the Wardrobe

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    The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning … And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story

    Joseph Rudyard Kipling, British author, born

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    December 30, 1865
  • Tales of the Supernatural

    Created November 9, 2010
    Edgar Allen Poe.

    Examine the relationship between science and the supernatural in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the “horror stories” of Hawthorne and Poe.

  • Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: Oral and Literary Strategies

    Created October 13, 2010
    Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: Oral and Literary Strategies

    Through close reading and textual analysis of Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel about the British colonization of Nigeria, students learn how oral, linguistic, and literary strategies are used to present one’s own story and history through literature.

  • Hawthorne: Author and Narrator

    Created October 12, 2010
    Hawthorne: Author and Narrator

    Compare the storyteller's voice with that of the writer, who was a contemporary of Whitman and Douglass.

  • Childhood Through the Looking-Glass

    Created October 7, 2010
    Childhood Through the Looking-Glass

    Students explore Lewis Carroll’s imaginative visions of childhood, captured in his photography and in the words and art of his Alice in Wonderland stories. Students also compare and contrast Carroll’s Victorian view of childhood to that of Romantic poet and printer William Blake.

  • Childhood Through the Looking-Glass: Activity 2

    Created October 7, 2010