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Who is considered a misfit? Someone who looks unlike? Someone who acts different? An outsider? Sheldon Cooper, I believe, is a perfect fit for a misfit. Sheldon is a physicist, the main character, in The Big Bang Theory, an American … Continue reading

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Utilizing Great TV Writing to Appreciate Shakespeare

We’re using this great PBS show to appreciate character development in our Shakespeare’s Comedies class. In particular, this documentary helped us appreciate strong female characters as well as the most comic archetype that finds a way to express ideas that … Continue reading

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Here is a Good Source for the Latest Information about Ebola

http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365340607

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Connect a Specific Line from Whitman’s Poetry to a Specific Scene in This Documentary

The technology staff in the Crowsnest is still trying to find out why PBS took the great episode of Whitman off of their American Experience website. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/whitman/program/ Moving forward, let’s have everyone view and absorb these three great segments below. … Continue reading

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Homework Viewing of PBS Documentary; Let’s Get Started with Comedy

Hello everyone. Let’s continue viewing the rest of this for homework so that we can save time for class to discuss the important take-aways. We are on the road to understanding important elements of comedy that will help us read … Continue reading

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Connect a Specific Line from Whitman to the PBS Film

The technology staff in the Crowsnest is still trying to find out why PBS took the great episode of Whitman off of their American Experience website. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/whitman/program/ Moving forward, let’s have everyone view and absorb these three great segments below. … Continue reading

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Connect One Aspect of Whitman’s Biography to Your Understanding of American Romanticism

View these short PBS videos on Uncle Walt’s life and write 3-5 sentences in which you connect one specific detail about his biography (life history) to one characteristic of Romanticism.  Click on the comment thread and paste your prose (Remember … Continue reading

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You Go Girl–Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson soundly defeats John Winthrop in court on the first day of her trial. She was forty-six at the time and advanced in her fifteenth pregnancy” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Hutchinson). Though advertising and the media have turned the phrase “You go girl” … Continue reading

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The Influence of Religion in our American Cultural History

This sweeping preview shows how the religious elements in our colonial literature era began a narrative thread that runs through major moments in America’s cultural history. I thought that this cinematic display might inspire our scholarship as we try to … Continue reading

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