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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

For Grades 6-12. Six classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia explore the life and work of writer, poet, and critic, Edgar Allan Poe. Using video from Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, discussion questions, teaching activities and additional classroom support materials further examine his renowned work “The Raven,” his gothic short stories, and Lord Byron’s impact on his writing style.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

For Grades 6-12. Eight classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia explore the life and work of writer, poet, singer, actress and activist, Maya Angelou. Using video from Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, discussion questions, teaching activities and additional classroom support materials further examine her renowned novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her poetry and acting, and her work with Malcolm X.

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Pedro E. Guerrero
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

For Grades 6-12. Six classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia use video from Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey, discussion questions, activities, and handouts to examine Guerrero’s career, political beliefs, and life experience growing up as a Mexican-American in Arizona.

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August Wilson
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

For Grades 9-12. Seven classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia explore the life and work of playwright, August Wilson. Using video from August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, discussion questions, teaching activities and additional classroom support materials further examine his renowned dramas The Piano Lesson and Fences and the influence of the Black Arts Movement and blues music on his writing.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Gregory Peck
Harper Lee: Hey, Boo

For Grades 9-12. Five classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia explore the famous Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The comprehensive teaching guide, videos from Harper Lee: Hey, Boo and accompanying educational support materials closely examine the novel’s characters, plot, setting and relevance.

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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

For Grades 7-12. Four classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia showcase the life and work of documentary photographer Dorothea Lange. Use her photographs, videos from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, teaching tips, discussion questions and handouts to explore the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and Japanese American internment during WWII.

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

For Grades 9-12. Three classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia use video from Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, discussion questions and teaching tips to examine Walker’s childhood and its influence on her writing and her novel The Color Purple.

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Arthur Miller: None Without Sin
Arthur Miller: None Without Sin

For Grades 9-12. Three classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia use video from Arthur Miller: None Without Sin, texts, text-dependent questions and classroom activities to better understand the public investigation of Communist activity in the US during the Cold War and the inspiration for and reception of The Crucible during the Hollywood Blacklist.

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Salinger
Salinger

For Grades 9-12. Nine classroom resources on PBS LearningMedia explore the life, work, and enormous cultural impact of J.D. Salinger. Using video from Salinger, discussion questions, activities, a poster, and handouts to further learn about his renowned novel, The Catcher in the Rye and how his life and experiences influenced his writing.

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