Romanticism Bundle

Romanticism Bundle
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    ROMANTICISM - Literature from 1800-1850

    Visit the following for previews and thumbnails:
    "The Fall of the House of Usher"
    "Old Ironsides"
    "The Cask of Amontillado"
    "Thanatopsis" and "A Psalm of Life"
    "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    Moby Dick

    "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

    "The Fall of the House of Usher" unit has so much to choose from. It has step-by-step, day-by-day lesson plans for 6 days. The original story by Edgar Allan Poe and an abridged version that I developed by deleting aspects that were not needed to understand the story are both included. There is a reading guide and two versions of a multiple choice reading quiz that work with both versions of the story. Next, students will solve a vocabulary puzzle by figuring out the definitions of the words. This puzzle is unique and fun because it relates to the story, but students will be challenged to solve it. Then, students will reread the beginning of the story and record descriptions for either the inside or outside of the Usher mansion. They will recreate the house using these descriptions and write a paragraph to explain their choices using quotes from the text. A house template is provide along with examples and a rubric. Students will also have the chance to research a real-world issue related to the story. Furthermore, they will determine exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution using a hands-on method. A guide for the video is included if you choose to watch it along with a comparison/contrast activity for print and non-print texts. A final test with 30 questions in 2 versions is included with answer key.

    All quizzes and tests are in an editable file within the zip file in case you wish to make changes.

    This unit has so much to offer! Collaboration and individual work, close reading, incorporation of quotes, research, and hands-on activities add variety to the classroom.

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    "Old Ironsides" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "Old Ironsides" (USS Constitution) is a poem written by Oliver Wendell Holmes. When Holmes heard that the ship was going to be scraped, he wrote this poem to raise awareness. It resonated loudly with the people, and the ship has been restored numerous times. It actually still sails today! What a difference writing makes!

    This lesson includes the poem along with analytical questions and answer key. Furthermore, students will make real-world connections as they decide on an issue important to them and do as Holmes did - write a poem to make a difference. A brainstorming map is included with specific questions for students to consider as they choose a relevant topic.

    Bonus: A link to a 28 minute documentary is included along with questions students can answery as they view it. Answer key is included. This was added as an optional activity for your students as they finish writing their poems.

    This lesson will take anywhere from 1 to 3 days depending on how much of it is done in class and how much is done outside of class.

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    "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe

    This activity assesses students' knowledge of characterization, irony, point of view, reliable and unreliable narrator as well as reading comprehension, evaluation skills, and citing specific references from the text to prove points. In addition, students must be neat and creative when incorporating required information on the hidden door foldie activity. This is a great review activity, or it can be used in the place of a test to assess students' understanding of "The Cask of Amontillado." Instructions with pictures for how to create foldie with secret compartment, student requirements, rubric for grading, and peer evaluation check lists are all included.

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    "Thanatopsis" and "A Psalm of Life"

    This lesson conatins both "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant" and "A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This unit will have students thinking critically and working collarboratively while discussing, sharing, paraphrasing, and creating. Students will work on sybmolism when they create a mosaic for "Thanatopsis" using scraps of paper. This hands-on activity is very engaging and gets students thinking! Furthermore, students will research to define and understand Romanticism. They will make meaning of both poems and connect Romantic qualities to each. Students will examine figurative language and determine theme. Finally, they will read a parody of "A Psalm of Life" and compare stylistic elements of the parody to the original.

    A final assessment is included with 16 multiple-choice questions and 1 short essay, which could count as a quiz or test. It comes in 2 versions if you want different classes to have different tests or to deter cheaters. An editable PowerPoint is in the zip file in case you wish to change any of the questions.

    Enjoy this lesson using poems from Fireside Poets!

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    "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving

    These lessons are broken down into 90 minute class periods. Feel free to adjust to fit your students’ needs. This week-long lesson unit includes vocabulary activities, a comprehension game, reading quiz, Romanticism, satire, characterization, limerick poetry, analytical and creative writing, partner and group collaboration/discussion activities, drawing, whole class discussion, answer keys, relevant video links, an optional comparison/contrast activity, and lots of thinking. Students will enjoy having a variety of activities for “The Devil and Tom Walker” while teachers cover several curriculum goals.

    In addition, the test is included in an editable PowerPoint.

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    Moby Dick by Herman Melville

    This lesson accompanies the 1998 Moby Dick movie starring Patrick Stewart.

    It includes the following:

    5 page excerpt from the novel Moby-Dick. This excerpt is featured in the movie also.

    Reading guide to accompany the novel excerpt

    Vocabulary to accompany the novel excerpt

    Vocabulary quiz in 2 versions with answer key

    20 question, multiple-choice quiz to give after students view the movie with answer key. The quiz comes in 2 version to deter cheaters. The questions are the same, but the answer choices have been scrambled. An editable PowerPoint of the quiz is also included in case you wish to make changes.

    Graphic organizer of the causes and effects of Ahab’s obsession with the whale or create their own visual to demonstrate that information. There is an answer key for the graphic organizer and an example of the visual. Both options get students synthesizing information from the movie; however, the second option challenges students to not only think critically but also creatively.

    Cause/Effect Essay instruction sheet (also in editable format)

    Cause/Effect Essay rubric (also in editable format)

    Explanation and practice sheets for introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs for cause and effect essay- this scaffolds the paper nicely.

    Sheet for determining if Herman Melville was a dark or regular Romantic. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to come to a conclusion.

    Sample Quiz Questions:
    _____ 3. What do the ship’s crew ask of Ishmael soon after setting sail in order to turn him into a sailor?
    A. He must take first watch, which is climbing up the high mast of the ship to look for whales.
    B. He must walk the plank and test his swimming skills because small whale-hunting ships often get overturned, and he must be able to swim well.
    C. He needs to get his ear pierced like all the other sailors.
    D. He must cut open a whale to show he has the stomach for it.

    _____ 9. A ship called The Rachel meets up with Ahab’s ship, and the captain of The Rachel asks Ahab for what favor?
    A. To help them patch up their leaking oil barrels.
    B. To allow men to board The Rachel and help some sick men.
    C. To borrow some whaling supplies.
    D. To help look for the captain’s son who was lost at sea.

    _____ 17. Which word does NOT describe Ahab in the movie Moby Dick?
    A. obsessed
    B. rational
    C. determined
    D. prideful

    _____ 20. What is the chief lesson to be learned from the movie Moby Dick?
    A. People cannot trust others.
    B. Nature is a remarkable force that man cannot overtake.
    C. Work hard and good things will come your way.
    D. Money is never worth dying for.

    The time frame of the lesson does not include the time to watch the movie. The movie lasts approximately 2 hours. The time for the lesson activities vary depending on which options you want to do with your students.

    If you would like an ENTIRE semester of American literature lessons and activities at your fingertips, visit American Literature Full Semester for more stress-free planning!
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    Teaching Duration
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