• Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar

    Created August 28, 2013
    Julia Alvarez, better resolution, In the Time of the Butterflies

    Set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of Rafael Trujillo, In the Time of the Butterflies fictionalizes historical figures (four Mirabal sisters, their parents, Trujillo himself, and his subordinates) in order to dramatize the Dominican people’s heroic efforts to overthrow this dictator’s brutal regime.

    Charles Baudelaire's “Les Fleurs du Mal” published

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    College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

    Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 11 – College and Career Readiness

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    College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

    Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 6–8

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    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra burial

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    “Shakespeare Uncovered” in the Classroom

    “Shakespeare Uncovered” is a six-part PBS series featuring celebrated actors and directors exploring the back stories behind his most famous plays. This guide helps teachers navigate the series website and offers ideas to integrate the series into a high school classroom setting. The guide links to full videos of each episode as well as lesson plans, play maps, character quiz and other educational resources.

  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    Created April 2, 2013

    Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    A crop of "Guerrilla Warfare. Picket Duty in Virginia," 1862Directions: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of “Chamberlain,” a chapter from Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels.

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    Folger Digital Texts

    Folger Shakespeare Library offers high-quality digital texts of some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays with coding that works behind the scenes to make the plays easy to browse, read, search, navigate and index.