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“Shakespeare Uncovered” in the Classroom

“Shakespeare Uncovered” is a six-part PBS series featuring celebrated actors and directors exploring the back stories behind his most famous plays. This guide helps teachers navigate the series website and offers ideas to integrate the series into a high school classroom setting. The guide links to full videos of each episode as well as lesson plans, play maps, character quiz and other educational resources.

  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    Created April 2, 2013

    Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    A crop of "Guerrilla Warfare. Picket Duty in Virginia," 1862Directions: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of “Chamberlain,” a chapter from Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels.

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    Folger Digital Texts

    Folger Shakespeare Library offers high-quality digital texts of some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays with coding that works behind the scenes to make the plays easy to browse, read, search, navigate and index.

    EDSITEment and Common Core: A Raisin in the Sun

    Drawing on the EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this presentation will demonstrate how teachers can use EDSITEment resources to satisfy the expectations of the Common Core while meeting the diverse needs of students in the classroom.

  • EDSITEment and Common Core: "A Raisin in the Sun"

    Created March 11, 2013

    Emily Dickinson's “Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers” published

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  • Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

    Created February 21, 2013

    Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

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    Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

    The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography,  literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.