• Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

    Created September 7, 2010
    Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film

    Study Shakespeare's Hamlet in the context of Elizabethan attitudes toward revenge. The lesson includes activities in which students compare the text of Hamlet to the interpretations of several modern filmmakers.

  • The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf

    Created September 7, 2010
    The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf

    After encountering visually stunning examples of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and engaging with the literary conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, students will be prepared to study Beowulf. Dispelling stereotypes about the so-called “dark ages,” this lesson helps students learn about the production of early manuscripts and the conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, solve online riddles, and write riddles of their own.

  • Shakespeare's "Othello" and the Power of Language

    Created September 7, 2010
    Shakespeare's "Othello" and the Power of Language

    By means of group performances, writing exercises, and online search activities, students learn about the sometimes dangerous and destructive powers of language, particularly when wielded by such an eloquent and unscrupulous character as Shakespeare's Iago.

  • Launchpad: Death in Poetry

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Pride & Prejudice

    Created August 30, 2010
  • Launchpad: Introducing Jane Eyre

    Created August 27, 2010
  • Launchpad: Marvell's Coy Mistress

    Created August 19, 2010
  • Launchpad: Browning's Last Duchess

    Created August 19, 2010
  • Preparing for Poetry

    Created August 19, 2010

    Launchpad: Preparing for Poetry: A Reader's First Steps

    Preparing for Poetry: A Reader's First Steps

    The following links will help you as you learn to "prepare for poetry":