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RWLO Title Student Materials Description Author
The Grapes of Wrath Student Directions and Additional Materials Students will view and analyze selected historic photos and documents taken during Great Depression, identify what moment or scene in the novel it could be a picture of, and create a report album documenting a self-selected scene or moment from the book. Joshua Koen, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology
Historical Analysis of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Student Directions and Additional Materials Students will read a historical analysis of Macbeth written by Sigmund Freud in 1916 and respond to questions about the importance of knowing a reviewer’s point of view. Joshua Koen, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology
Understanding the Writing Process through Walt Whitman's Notebooks Student Directions and Additional Materials Students investigate the writing process by reviewing how Whitman revised and refined his ideas and poems as he wrote using digitally archived notebooks from the Library of Congress. Joshua Koen, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology
Alien Encounters: Writing about the "Other" Student directions Many of the earliest texts in American Literature were inspired by a kind of "first contact" -- the encounter between Europeans and Natives. This RWLO provides students with context for this encounter through exploring UFO/Alien Abduction web sites looking for common traits of these encounters with "the other." Ray Lacina, Assistant Professor, Delta College
Exploring Historical Fiction in a College-Level Children’s Literature Class: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (.doc) See Word document Students access various resources from the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in September, 1963 to acquire a better sense of the author’s writing process and the historical backdrop of The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis, enriching their experience of the novel and its historical and social implications. Maria K. Kendig, Instructor, Monroe Community College