Launchpad: “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Kurt VonnegutDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from http://www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s short story “Harrison Bergeron.” After reading the story, you can click on the videos to hear editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R.

  • Steinbeck’s Use of Nonfiction Sources in "The Grapes of Wrath"

    Created September 17, 2012
    Steinbeck image (women washing clothes)

    John Steinbeck’s use of nonfiction sources in writing The Grapes of Wrath is examined to illustrate how they affect the reader’s perception of a novel.

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    Sophocles, Socrates, and the Greek Polis

    This feature guides students through Ancient Greek civics as told by philosopher Socrates and playwright Sophocles.

    William Golding, English author, born

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    September 19, 1911

    William Carlos Williams, American poet, born

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    J. Keppler, “’Mark Twain,’ America's best humorist”

    American Literature Lessons — Nineteenth Century

    Through this collection of over 30 lessons, students can explore the great American authors of the 1800s, including Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.

    “A Wrinkle in Time” published

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    EDSITEment and Common Core: A Raisin in the Sun

    TO BRING THIS PRESENTATION "INTO FOCUS," and start the presentation: click on the forward arrow at the bottom of the Prezi window.

    George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” published

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