ERIC Number: ED481286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
War Literature. [Lesson Plan].
Based on Stephen Crane's poems about war and his novel "The Red Badge of Courage," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that Crane examined war-related themes in prose and poetry; that close study of a poem for oral presentation helps readers see meaning or techniques not noted earlier; and that not all readers give the same answers to questions about a poem--more than one answer may be acceptable. The main activity of the lesson involves students in oral presentation of some of Crane's war poems, and a panel discussion about war literature. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Class Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Oral Interpretation, Poetry, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development, War
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.