Detail of an Ancient Greek Kylix

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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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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Rupert Brooke, English WWI poet, born

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  • Launchpad: "Bartleby, the Scrivener," by Herman Melville

    Created July 31, 2012

    Launchpad: "Bartleby, the Scrivener," by Herman Melville

    photographic portrait of Herman MelvilleDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” After reading the background, turn to read the stor