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Concepts
Grade: 9-12
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This lesson examines whether or not the titular character from Shakespeare's play Othello fits the criteria of a tragic hero as set by Aristotle in his notorious book about dramatic theory, Poetics.
Before reading Othello, students should become familiar with the qualities of a tragic hero as outlined in the document... VIEW FULL LESSON

Characters
Grade: 9-12
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As a coming-of-age novel, Jane Eyre focuses heavily on the development of Jane's personal values. This project is an excellent way to synthesize the novel as a whole, analyzing not only how Jane develops, but which characters affect the way she sees the world. Before going into the project itself, it is worth noting that it is... VIEW FULL LESSON

Concepts
Grade: 9-12
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One of the more abstract aspects of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game is the presence of the "mind game": a video game that Ender plays on his desk. The mind game is implemented by the Battle School in order to give insight into the thought process of the students. Ender's experience with the mind game is wrought with... VIEW FULL LESSON

Symbolism
Grade: 9-12
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Many of Edgar Allan Poe's works can be considered allegorical. The most common definition of allegory is when a work has a hidden meaning that is revealed through examining a text. When these various symbols, characters, events, and locations come together to show a singular message, the text can be considered an allegory. "The Masque of the... VIEW FULL LESSON

Characters
Grade: K-8
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This lesson can act as an excellent formative assessment for Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild while simultaneously connecting with mathematics skills (particularly graphing). The attached worksheets are designed for the lesson to be administered after the whole book is completed, but the sheets can easily adjusted for... VIEW FULL LESSON

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