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What could be better than an ALFRED HITCHCOCK movie? “Rear Window” stars Jimmy Stewart as a globetrotting photographer confined to his New York City home due to a broken leg. As he recuperates, he passes the time by watching his neighbors.
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Incorrigible Henry Higgins meets irrepressible Liza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, an all-time favorite musical and Oscar winner based on George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION. Students will be captivated with Professor Higgins’ attempts to turn flower
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Told from the point of view of young Scout Finch, the film TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD centers on many themes, including . . . • racism and injustice • mysteries of childhood • family life • dealing with the handicapped • developing more mature
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To introduce Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, ask students, “Do you believe someone out of the past—someone dead—can suddenly take possession of a living being?" and "At what point does love become obsession?” These are just two of the questions
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When you begin showing Casablanca, students will think you’re just being nice by letting them watch a world-famous film, but you’ll know you’re teaching WWII HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, and CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES at the same time. In this 20-page
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This Alfred Hitchcock film will have students on the edge of their seats, not realizing they’re learning something while viewing a movie! Cary Grant plays a typical Hitchcock hero—an innocent man cast into turmoil by circumstances he can’t
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If your students are studying famous films of the 1940s or famous movies in the film noir genre, you’re probably featuring Double Indemnity. This 1944 film, directed by Billy Wilder, stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck
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Students can learn history, ethics, and compassion with film JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, based on the actual post-WWII war crimes trials. The film’s themes cover many questions, such as • What is the worth of one human life? • Is all fair in love and
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The film DECORATION DAY helps your students explore themes of friendship, racism, love, communication, and patriotism. This film centers on a retired judge who makes a number of discoveries about himself and the past when he is asked to persuade
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In the film SKYLARK, a sequel to SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL, examines themes of married life and environmental and marital obstacles requiring difficult decisions. The family members’ strength of character makes for both compelling viewing and lively
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The film DEATH ON THE NILE, an adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, centers on murders that take place on a pleasure cruise ferrying wealthy passengers up the Nile River. Almost any of the travelers could be the killer (or killers?), and Agatha
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The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Sarah, Plain and Tall introduces Maine-born Sarah Wheaton, who goes to Kansas in 1910 as a potential bride for a widower and stepmother to his two children. The struggles the characters endure as they become
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over thirty years' experience in middle school, junior high, high school, college, and GED.

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

President's Award from Henderson Community College; Initial Recipient: Thurman-Askew Award for Adjunct Faculty

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Henderson Community College Indiana University University of Evansville Murray State University

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• Ticket to Write: Writing Skills for Success (Pearson, 2012) (co-author) • The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Practice and Exercise Book for Perfect Writing (Adams Media Corporation, 2012) • Henderson (Arcadia Publishers, 2008) • The Everything Grammar and Style Book: All the Rules You Need to Know to Master Great Writing (2nd ed.) (Adams Media Corporation, 2008) • Expanding Horizons: Short Readings and Images from Unusual Topics (Penguin Academic Series, Pearson Longman, 2006) • The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need (Adams Media Corporation, 2003) • 10 study guides for Masterpiece Theatre and other PBS productions • 19 study guides for various films

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