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

Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga) Chilean poet, born

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Luis de Góngora y Argote, Spanish Baroque lyric poet, born

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EDSITEment's Back-to-School Lesson Plans

Interdisciplinary multimedia resources for your classroom this fall.

Susan Glaspell, American playwright, born

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  • Planilla de aprendizaje para el estudiante: Esperanza renace de Pam Muñoz Ryan

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  • Esperanza renace: Aprendiendo a no temer el comenzar de nuevo

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    En este plan de clase los estudiantes explorarán algunos de los contrastes a los que Esperanza se enfrenta cuando debe abandonar su cómoda vida como hija consentida de terrateniente poderoso, siempre rodeada de familia y de sirvientes, para convertirse en una sirvienta junto con los demás obreros agrícolas emigrantes. Este plan de clase también estudiará el trasfondo de la historia, considerando su marco histórico, social y cultural para descubrir los grandes contrastes y contradicciones que Esperanza descubre al llegar a los Estados Unidos. Y, finalmente, este plan de clase invitará a los estudiantes a prestar atención a algunos de los cambios a los que Esperanza se tiene que enfrentar para convertirse, tras ser una niña privilegiada y mimada, en una jovencita responsable y emprendedora.

    John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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    Jane Austen, British author, dies

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