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The film THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the real life of blind and deaf Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, her extraordinary teacher. The strength of the two women — and their subsequent test of wills—makes for compelling viewing and gives students an
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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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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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Starring Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, and John Gielgud, this version of Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR remains almost completely true to the original script. Viewing the movie allows students to see and hear—rather than just to read—many elements
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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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Bring Shakespeare’s humor to your classroom with the film adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Students will enjoy and learn from the 1999 film featuring Kevin Kline as Bottom, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Everett as Titania and Oberon,
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An Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery to encourage students’ critical thinking skills? DIAL M FOR MURDER is perfect! Your study guide is arranged to introduce students to the dramatic irony in the film, putting them in the right frame of mind to
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Themes of nostalgia, family love, and following your dreams— the film FIELD OF DREAMS has them all--with a baseball setting. Join Kevin Costner as he listens to his heart (and to unknown voices), builds a baseball field on his Iowa farm, then
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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 17-page
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Treat your students to an extraordinary film about Mahatma Gandhi! His principles of nonviolence have influenced world leaders (including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) for decades. Now your students can explore the remarkable life of this modest
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In MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, master sleuth HERCULE POIROT is called upon to determine “whodunit” while on a 1930s journey aboard the world’s most opulent train. Parallels to the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case abound. They offer you a chance to
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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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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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Is your film class studying this famous movie? This 2-page printable test provides 20 multiple-choice questions to test students’ knowledge and comprehension of the famous 1946 movie. An answer key is provided. This classroom-tested activity
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Take your students on an exotic trip with THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, another Alfred Hitchcock movie that uses a favorite plot: innocent people caught up in circumstances they can’t understand or control. In this movie, American doctor Jimmy
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In both informative writing and fiction writing students need to learn the importance of using precise detail. This 4-page printable activity presents the steps of an INTERDISCIPLINARY WRITING-AND-ART PROJECT. . . . • Writing students chose
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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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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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