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This Animal Farm Webquest is designed for students to get a context for the book's history as well as the importance of George Orwell. It is designed to be used before they read the book. The questions allow for students to explore Orwell, his
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
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By The Land of Cockayne
This poem, written in 1773, really reveals the tension of the Enlightenment world upon people of faith. Students of history and literature will find much to discuss and write about when going over Wheatley's points on science and faith. Her concerns
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U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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The Anglo Saxons loved their weapons. They especially loved their swords! Their literature is filled with battle sounds and sights--involving swords, spears, and arrows. This assignment is done after students have read a few examples of Anglo-Saxon
Subjects:
British History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Other, Projects, Activities
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By The Land of Cockayne
The Wanderer is a quintessentially Anglo-Saxon poem! It has all the elements of that culture's worldview including references to pagan ideas, the passing of time, Christian motifs, the need for a Gold-Giver, and the allusions to battle. This
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
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3 ratings
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I like to give students a sense of a place before we read a novel. London's "The Call of the Wild" really has Buck traveling the Yukon wilderness--so I give this Web quest for students to get a sense of the beauty, majesty, and awesome geography of
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Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Webquests
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In Jack London's "The Call of the Wild", Buck has to endure a lot! Survival is a big part of the book--and his will to live and fight tenaciously is a very inspiring. This provides a good jumping point for other survivor stories, but also it helps
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By The Land of Cockayne
The Chorus' speech about all of 'man's' achievements comes at a very strange time. Why would the chorus choose to pontificate about what Athenians have achieved from domestication, sailing, housing, laws, and the development of medicine right after
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Reading, Ancient History, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Worksheets, Activities
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High School students love cars but they rarely think about how cool the names of automobiles actually are! This assignment helps students think about the power of words by studying the names of cars. It also helps them to see that there is a whole
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Career and Technical Education, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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By The Land of Cockayne
Blade Runner is a powerful movie which is loaded with philosophical fodder. The production design is a compendium of mythic, historical, and cinematic allusions which are a feast for the eyes and mind. Certain objects do figure in the film again and
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Visual Arts, Film, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Activities, Internet Activities
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By The Land of Cockayne
Sophocles' Antigone is an amazing play which is still relevant today. Its themes of rights and government, family issues, women's rights, and justice and wisdom all play into contemporary life. The play is filled with memorable quotes which are ripe
Subjects:
Ancient History, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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Tom Stoppard's Arcadia is a beautiful and haunting play which crosses time while remaining in one place. It is in part a commentary on history and so it is chock full of neat literary, artistic, and cultural references. In order for students to
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Reading, British History, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
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By The Land of Cockayne
This is a creative writing activity which can accompany a unit related to Greek myths, Frankenstein, Dracula, Gilgamesh, Native American tales, or any number of monster related units. The idea is to have students re-imagine a monster of their choice
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Projects, Activities
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By The Land of Cockayne
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia is a tour de force--a witty and engaging play, which challenges the mind and the emotions. One of its strengths is how it builds upon time using layer upon layer of objects. These objects can shift to being symbols, which
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Reading, British History, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Worksheets, Activities
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By The Land of Cockayne
Students take for granted the wonderful use of figurative language that goes into naming a product. The world of devising names for our everyday consumer goods is a lucrative one but also very interesting. The words sued to label a product conjures
Subjects:
Business, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
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3.5
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By The Land of Cockayne
One of the ways Shakespeare's plays are successful is in making a perfect cast of actors. "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" is a wonderful romp and having the right actors can either make or break that production. There have been some fine versions--
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Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By The Land of Cockayne
Although some students may think otherwise, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales does have significance today and when you look at the characters closely you really see how interestingly human they are! Chaucer also requires quite a bit of close reading to
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Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Internet Activities
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This project is designed for disgruntled students (even those with Senioritis) to have fun and enjoy Chaucer's brilliant Prologue. It is written for all levels, but especially for struggling readers or general classes. The assignment is all about
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British History, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
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This assignment is designed for AP Euro practice and any high level history class. It allows students to 'read' the art and photographs of the Industrial Era as documents. The purpose is to see how the Industrial Era is revelaed famous art and in
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European History, World History, Art History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Homework
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By The Land of Cockayne
This straightforward activity allows students to appreciate the work of Phillis Wheatley and also see how she is placed historically during the American Revolution. It challenges students to close read a poem, but also to interpret it as a document.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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Activities, Homework
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching at high school level for 20 years. I teach at a large school (large for Vermont) in Vermont. I have taught many different subjects including film, drama, and art history. My student range is from AP Literature to Applied and Special Education students. I also love learning from students, and many of my lessons have been developed over the years with student input!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a balanced approach, between traditional/classical style, and allowing for experiential learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

College Board AP Honors teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Anthropology/Histoiry/ and Comparative Religion: University of Vermont; Teacher's Certificate: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; MA in English Liteature: Middlebury College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I reside in Vermont, and love to read, watch movies, and enjoy Nature.

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