Spend a week with Edgar Allan Poe introducing students to one of American Literature's most brilliant masters of the Gothic tradition by reading and discussing three of his best-known works: "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Raven." Even if you do not have a textbook that includes all three Poe works, you can teach this unit by accessing complete annotated texts of the works at online sites hyperlinked in my Power Points. The CD features 4 Power Point presentations: "Anti-social Personality Disorder in 'The Black Cat.'" "Edgar Allan Poe: Influences on his Life and Work," "The Raven; Themes, Symbols and Literary Devices," and "House as Metaphor in 'The Fall of the House of Usher," which not only provide you with great lecture notes and visually stimulating images that could serve as writing prompts, they are also loaded with hyperlinks to several excellent resources that will captivate students. Example: Stuart Gordon's 2007 film based on "The Black Cat," featured on the Masters of Horror Series--a 59-minute movie you can (preview) and watch in class if you so desire, for free. Example: Go to the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore’s Website and explore with students various theories (some detailed in recent medical journals) about how Poe died in Baltimore. Example: Roger Corman’s 1960 film (80 min.) starring Vincent Price, based on Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” can be previewed (and viewed) via the embedded link, veoh.com. Example: Robert Giordono’s website, www.Poestories.com, featuring the complete (annotated, glossed) texts of all of the Poe works used in this package. The research has been done for you. Click and enjoy. At $29.99, (price limited to the first 20 orders) the board game package is a bargain, since individual downloads of the Power Points total >$30.00! In effect, you are paying only the shipping cost for a beautifully illustrated, fun and challenging board game. Students will love the "skull pawns" (limited supply to the first 20 orders!) and will gain insight into the literary works with this Right Brain/Left Brain integrating activity. The board game (quad-fold laminated 18' X 18") comes with playing cards (either stacked or fan-out), pawns, die, and playing instructions. Provide a stimulating alternative to the typical unit test review. The question cards for the board game are based on the four power point presentations (see descriptions of PPs in my downloadable listings).