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Bestsellers: The Memoir, Spring 2010
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What is a "life" when it's written down? How does memory inform the present? Why are memoirs so popular? This course will address these questions and others, considering the relationship between biography, autobiography, and memoir and between personal and social themes. We will closely examine some recent memoirs: Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father, Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying, Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Students will write two brief papers: a critical essay and an experiment in memoir.As a "Sampling," this class offers 6 units, with a strong emphasis on close reading, group discussion, focused writing, and research and presentation skills.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Date Added:
01/01/2010
The Bible, Spring 2007
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An introduction to major Biblical texts including Genesis, Exodus, Job, the prophetic and historic books of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Epistles. Stresses the place of the Bible as foundation text for central religious, ethical, and political thinking. Comparative readings in related traditions, ancient, Near Eastern, and Middle Eastern. Investigation of the Bible as influence in later narrative, philosophic, and artistic traditions.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lipkowitz, Ina
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Getting an Education
Read the Fine Print
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This video segment, adapted from NOVA, chronicles the education of leading chemist Percy Julian. Although Julian began his elementary school years in the Deep South under Jim Crow laws, he became one of the few African Americans of his time to earn a Ph.D.

Subject:
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/12/2007
Native American Biography Unit
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Students read and listen to biographies. Students will conduct a research project on a biography of their choosing, make a timeline, write a report and use it to create a seven slide presentation in Google Slides about the Native American person of their choosing.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Jolene Arndt
Date Added:
08/02/2019
The Science Essay, Spring 2009
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" The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the possibilities and limits of science and technology. In this class we read and practice writing science essays of varied lengths and purposes. We will read a wide variety of science essays, ranging across disciplines, both to learn more about this genre and to inspire your own writing. This semester's reading centers on "The Dark Side," with essays ranging from Alan Lightman's "Prisoner of the Wired World" through Robin Marantz Henig's cautionary account of nano-technology ("Our Silver-Coated Future") to David Quammen's investigation of diseases that jump from animals to humans ("Deadly Contact")."

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Fine Arts
Ecology
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Boiko, Karen
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Shakespeare the Player: Illustrating Elizabethan Theatre through A Midsummer Night's Dream
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In this activity, you and your students will explore Elizabethan stage practices as the rustic yet enthusiastic amateur actors from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. While it's not necessary to teach Shakespeare's biography while studying his plays, sometimes opportunities to explore his world through his own eyes present themselves in his text. Students' new insights into the text will provide them with a deeper appreciation for Shakespeare’s world. This activity will take one or two class periods.

Subject:
Theatre
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Caitlin S Griffin and Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger
Date Added:
01/30/2015
Special Topics in Women & Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices, Spring 2010
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This course will explore the rich diversity of women's voices and experiences as reflected in writings and films by and about Latina writers, filmmakers, and artists. Through close readings, class discussions and independently researched student presentations related to each text, we will explore not only the unique, individual voice of the writer, but also the cultural, social and political contexts which inform their narratives. We will also examine the roles that gender, familial ties and social and political preoccupations play in shaping the values of the writers and the nature of the characters encountered in the texts and films.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Gender Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
King, Sarah E.
Date Added:
01/01/2011
William Shakespeare Biography
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William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet who also known as the “Bard of Avon” and often called England’s national poet. Shakespeare's works are known throughout the world, but his personal life is shrouded in mystery. Learn more at Biography.com.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
07/29/2018