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RWLO Title Student Materials Description Author(s)
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
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
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
Warriors Don't Cry Revisted (.doc) See Word document This RWLO, based on the novel, Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, has students access various primary resources regarding the author and the events surrounding 1957 when Little Rock’s Central High School integrated nine black students. Nancy Fallis, Education & Reading Instructor, North Iowa Area Community College
Raymond Carver Critical Analysis (.doc) See Word document Students will apply critical concepts obtained from an online interview to a story by Raymond Carver. Scott Bauman, Instructor, Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech. Coll.
Randall Jarrell: WWII Representative (.doc) See Word document Supplementary Notes (.doc) This RWLO covers the connection between poet Randall Jarrell with the time period in which he lived. Amanda Rivers, Associate Professor, Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC)
Exercising Creative Anachronism in a College-Level American Literature I Class: Exploring Connections between History and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation (.doc) See Word document This RWLO affords college-level students access to resources that will guide them to a better understanding of the conditions the would-be settlers faced before, during, and after the journey once the settlement began. Exploring virtual Plimouth Plantation, a virtual Mayflower II, a virtual passenger list, supplies list, and various History Channel video clips, students can better conceptualize the period. Michalle Barnett, Assoc. Prof. of English, Gulf Coast Community College
Applying Definitions of Honor to Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” (.doc) See Word document Students will access a primary source of an online archive of a NPR radio discussion on the concept of “Honor.” Having read the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe from their literature anthology, they will be asked to summarize two opposed views of the word “honor” and think critically about which definition best accords with the sinister actions of the main character of the story, Montresor. Robert Hurd, Assistant Professor, Anne Arundel Community College