ERIC Number: ED442122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Childhood through the Looking-Glass [Lesson Plan].
This lesson explores the vision of childhood created by Lewis Carroll in "Alice in Wonderland." Students begin by looking at Carroll's photographs of the real Alice for whom Carroll imagined his story and compare the image of childhood that he captured on film with images of children in our culture. Then students read "Alice in Wonderland" with special attention to the illustrations that Carroll had made for his book, and explore the relationship between words and pictures by creating an Alice illustration of their own. Next, for contrast, students compare Carroll's vision of childhood with that presented by the Romantic poet William Blake in his illuminated "Songs of Innocence and Experience." Finally, students consider the interplay of image and text in their own favorite children's literature and how the vision of childhood presented there compares to their experiences as children. The lesson plan also contains the subject areas covered in the lesson, time required to complete the lesson, the skills used in the lesson, the grade level (6-12), and lists of the standards developed by professional or government associations that are related to the lesson, as well as activities to extend the lesson. (RS)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, English Literature, Illustrations, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Novels, Poetry, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
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