• Lesson 1: “The Glass Menagerie” as Expressionist Theatre

    Created March 31, 2015
    Tennessee Williams

    Curriculum unit of three lessons explores Williams’s use of expressionism to more fully comprehend the theatrical devices and themes in The Glass Menagerie. In Lesson 1, students identify and explicate Williams’ expressionist techniques.

    American playwright Tennessee Williams is born

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  • Henry “Box” Brown’s Narrative: Creating Original Historical Fiction

    Created February 5, 2015
    Henry Box Brown resurrection

    Slave narratives are a unique American literary genre in which former slaves tell about their lives in slavery and how they acquired their freedom. Henry “Box” Brown escaped from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate (hence, the nickname “Box”) from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849.

    Arthur Miller's The Crucible premiered on Broadway on this day in 1953

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    January 22, 1953
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    Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War

    Standing Together is an NEH initiative to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans through films, literature, drama, discussion, and more.

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    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

    A collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.

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    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global is a collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Over the course of five weeks, and with the guidance of faculty experts, the institute explored the historical developments through which the hyperbolic ambition signaled by the name of Shakespeare’s theatre became a reality.

    Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global

    This collaborative production of the college teacher-participants in a 2011 NEH summer humanities institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library models various approaches, contexts, and resources. Collectively, this sampler of participant themes with applications for teaching, faculty video clips, and annotated bibliographies provides exciting new materials for teaching and research.

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    Perseus Digital Library

    An extensive collection of maps, texts, translations, commentary, and artifacts of the Classical world and beyond.

    Book of Humors from Shakespeare's time

    Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

    Learn how to make the most of STEM in your humanities classroom and how to incorporate nonfiction into STEM with the National Library of Medicine's lesson plan resources.