ERIC Number: ED449491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A Trip to Wonderland. [Lesson Plan].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
This unit explores elements of wonder, distortion, fantasy, and whimsy in "The Nursery 'Alice,'" Lewis Carroll's adaptation for younger readers of his beloved classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." In its 6 lessons, students will first explore their concepts about Wonderland, and then listen to the opening chapters of the story and view Sir John Tenniel's illustrations from the original edition. Using images of "big" and "small" from Alice's experiences, students develop these concepts in their own drawings. Students then compare Carroll's fantastic animals with creatures from other children's stories and use computers to craft images of their own fantasy creatures. Finally, students listen to Carroll's whimsical poetry and write whimsical verses of their own. Intended for grades K-2, the lesson notes subject areas covered, time required to complete the lesson, skills used and taught in the lesson, and lists of the standards developed by professional associations or governments that are related to the lesson. Activities to extend the lesson conclude the lesson plan. (SR)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Activities, Emergent Literacy, Imagination, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Units of Study
Full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/alice.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.