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Public Media and Shakespeare

posted on January 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Public Media and Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s ability to summarize the range of human emotions in eloquent verse is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for his lasting popularity. If you struggle to find words to express how you feel about a given topic, it seems Shakespeare is there to speak for you. No other author in Western literature has been quoted more, and his stories and ideas have provided an inexhaustible source of inspiration, fueling creativity and the... Read More

Why Teach the Arts?

posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Why Teach the Arts?
The arts are cross-curricular. An English teacher can show a performance of Patrick Stewart playing Macbeth. A history teacher can tie a rock and roll clip to women’s rights. Likewise, a math teacher can show the deep level of mathematical computer programming skills, in addition to creativity and artistic skills, that are required by independent developers to create video games. Kids sometimes will have an interest in a particular... Read More

Help! I'm an American Literature Teacher. What Resources Do You Have for Me?

posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Help! I'm an American Literature Teacher. What Resources Do You Have for Me?
As an English teacher, it's easy to repeat yourself year after year. You may teach The Great Gatsby, because the novel is an integral piece of American literature that helps your students explore the ideas of the "American Dream" in ways that other pieces of literature cannot. When is it time to reinvigorate your curriculum with new resources, however? When should you exchange that same mimeographed handout from 30 years ago with other... Read More

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