• Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus

    Created October 27, 2010
    Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus

    Meet the people whose encounter with Columbus led to the creation of a New World.

  • Hammurabi’s Code as an Object

    Created October 18, 2010
  • 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.

  • A Storybook Romance: Dante's Paolo and Francesca

    Created October 12, 2010
    A Storybook Romance

    Journey through the Inferno to learn how allegory, allusion, and drama combine in Dante’s poetic art.

  • The World of Haiku

    Created October 8, 2010
    The World of Haiku

    Explore the traditions and conventions of haiku and compare this classic form of Japanese poetry to a related genre of Japanese visual art.

  • Women in Africa: Tradition and Change

    Created October 7, 2010
    Women in Africa: Tradition and Change

    Examine the role of women in African society as represented in traditional artwork and post-colonial literature.

  • Who Was Cinque?

    Created October 7, 2010
    Who Was Cinque?

    Meet the leader of the Amistad revolt through contemporary news reports, court records, and illustrations.

  • What Masks Reveal

    Created October 6, 2010
    What Masks Reveal: 01-Puerto Rican Vejigante mask

    Explore the cultural significance of masks by investigating the role they play in ceremonies and on special occasions in societies from widely separated regions of the world.

  • Spirituals

    Created October 6, 2010
    Spirituals

    Tap into an African-American song tradition that has fired hope throughout the long struggle for freedom.

  • Perspective on the Slave Narrative

    Created October 5, 2010
    Perspective on the Slave Narrative

    Trace the elements of history, literature, polemic, and autobiography in the 1847 Narrative of William W. Brown, An American Slave.