This is a 2-3 day lesson on the Masque of the Red Death. It focuses on the background, symbols, and allegory of the story. Using YouTube videos and Smart Notebook presentations, students will learn about the Black Death, Seven deadly sins and Seven stages of man (Shakespeare) that are symbolically referenced in the story. There is a "speed dating" activity (my term for a specialized jigsaw) activity, note taking, handouts and lesson plans (on the last page). A great way to read and work through Poe's short story.
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