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What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
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The Grapes of Wrath - Using Historic Photos as Literary Symbols

For Students 9th - 12th
Here's a great resource packet to use with a study of The Grapes of Wrath. Individuals select historic photos from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection and create a photo report album to represent a scene from John...
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The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete research to enhance their reading of "The Grapes of Wrath". Using the text, they identify and locate cultural artifacts and discuss their symbolic connotations. As a class, they create a museum exhibit of the various...
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Recurring Symbols in Young Adult Literature

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore common symbols recurring in literature that relate to issues of adolescence and maturation. In this symbol analysis lesson plan, 8th graders review symbols in magazines, newspapers, or television. Students read a...
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the pros and cons of prolonging life? Incorporate real-world issues into the study of literature using Dr. Heidegger's Experiment. Through the exploration of pre-determined websites, scholars consider several related literary...
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

For Teachers 11th
Examine the idea of perpetual youth and immortality while you read Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment. Some links work to direct your learners to information about the Fountain of Youth. Using this information, scholars...
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Symbolism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a lesson about symbolism while reviewing the work of Edgar Allen Poe. They review the definition of symbolism and use it to list the symbols in his work. They write a journal about how the author uses many...
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The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and use ethnographic research...
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Symbolism and Aphorisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the characters and the importance of symbolism in "To Kill A Mockingbird". They develop symbols that represent themselves and their school as well. They present these symbols on a poster and show them to their classmates.

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