"An Alpine Idyll" was published in “Men Without Women” (1927) the second collection of short stories written by American author Ernest Hemingway.
"An Alpine Idyll"
Two young men are skiing when they observe a peasant funeral. Later at the hotel restaurant, they see the peasant and the others from the funeral. They learn the story of the burial. The peasant's wife died the previous winter. The peasant stored her in his woodshed through the winter until the ground thawed enough to bury her. During the winter, every time the peasant went into the woodshed, he hung his lantern on her lip. This repeated action disfigured the face of the corpse. (Wikipedia)
This is teaching materials for a short story that would be considered traditional. The assessments included vocabulary acquisition, critical thinking questions, and recall or comprehension questions on one sheet. These questions come in the forms of a mixture of matching, short answer, and multiple-choice. By completing this sheet, the student will demonstrate an understanding of the material on multiple levels.
The other assessment is a creative art sheet. The creative art sheet asks the student to use the details from the story and their own knowledge, experiences, and imagination to synthesize a totally new work, this is a picture that is a visual representation that recreates a scene, character or maybe the student's use or view of an aspect of the story. Along with this picture the student will explain their work with a short explanation.
The materials provided
1 Short story worksheet
1 Creative Art Sheet
NOTE: I have decided to include the Word Documents that the PDFs are created from so that if you would like to customize the unit for your classroom you can. However, I have used formatting and custom fonts that are not standard with many versions of Microsoft office. This may mean that opening them with a different version of office or without the same fonts installed will throw the formatting off. If so it may take some work to adapt them in your class. I am including them as an extra and would ask that I am not rated on the usability of the Word Docs. Since they are not the finished product, but an extra.