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Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith Mar 2016

Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde draws on Robert Louis Stevensons intimate knowledge of Victorian legal culture knowledge Stevenson acquired while studying law at the University of Edinburgh. (Although he was called to the Scottish bar in 1875, he abandoned the legal profession and never practiced it.) Its trace can be found in the work's title, main characters, and narrative structure: the title suggests a legal action; Mr. Utterson is the legal representative of Henry Jekyll, who is himself both a doctor of law (LLD) and a doctor of Civil laws (DCL); and the final two ...


John Clare And The Art Of Politics, Jason Goldsmith Feb 2016

John Clare And The Art Of Politics, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith's contribution to Volume 30 of the John Clare Society Journal. Article focuses on Clares poem, 'Don Juan' and its place in the University classroom.


Immersion In Esl Culture: Oral Output Through Acting, Chamkaur Gill Feb 2016

Immersion In Esl Culture: Oral Output Through Acting, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

Many ESL learners exhibit diffidence in situations where they are required to speak in English. They retreat into their shells because of the threat of embarrassment and a loss of face which are consequences of making errors in grammar and pronunciation. One effective method of inducing them to speak is drama. By putting them in imaginary situations and creating make-believe identities, teachers can give them incentives to participate in oral interaction, thereby increasing the quantity of speech produced and providing increased practice in speaking in the target language. Classroom activities imbued with drama are often enjoyable and evidence indicates that ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Cat Got Your Tongue? : Recent Research And Classroom Practices For Teaching Idioms To English Learners Around The World, Paul Mcpherron, Patrick Randolph Mar 2015

Cat Got Your Tongue? : Recent Research And Classroom Practices For Teaching Idioms To English Learners Around The World, Paul Mcpherron, Patrick Randolph

Patrick T. Randolph

In the aptly titled Cat Got Your Tongue? Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Learners Around the World, authors Paul McPherron and Patrick T. Randolph explore effective ways to address idioms, collocations, multiword phrases, and other types of formulaic language in the classroom. They present recent research on the pedagogy of teaching and learning idioms along with practical tools for teachers, including ready-to-use lesson plans and resource materials.

“Cat Got Your Tongue? welcomes the reader to a practical and relevant guide in the learning and teaching of idioms that aligns science with compassionate, responsive classroom teaching ...


Using Ipads In A Senior Seminar For Writing Majors: Words Did Not Come Easily, Karen Uehling Mar 2015

Using Ipads In A Senior Seminar For Writing Majors: Words Did Not Come Easily, Karen Uehling

Karen S. Uehling

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Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Mar 2014

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Ilse A Schweitzer VanDonkelaar

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Traveler's Lodestone, Olivia Blessing, Angela Blessing Dec 2013

Traveler's Lodestone, Olivia Blessing, Angela Blessing

Olivia L Blessing

A Universal Translator! The "Traveler's Lodestone" series is a point-to-speak book. It uses picture-based communications to cover the basic things a person would need when conversing in any foreign language. The idea is that when the words aren't at the tip of your tongue, the pictures are at the tip of your finger. Everything from groceries to clothes to hotel amenities to weather, directions, and more is available instantly with this easy to use book. It's quick and universal!


Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Director, Victoria Zischke Dec 2012

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Director, Victoria Zischke

Victoria A Zischke

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Script Adaptation, Victoria Zischke Dec 2012

Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Script Adaptation, Victoria Zischke

Victoria A Zischke

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“Do I Get To Choose?” European Picturebooks And The Meaning Of Identity, Petros Panaou Dr, Tasoula Tsilimeni Dr Dec 2012

“Do I Get To Choose?” European Picturebooks And The Meaning Of Identity, Petros Panaou Dr, Tasoula Tsilimeni Dr

Petros Panaou

The struggle between homogeneity and difference that is so characteristic of European communal identity is expressed in the five European picturebooks analyzed here, as a negotiation of identity. Identity, or the self, is not taken for granted by the anthropomorphic animal protagonists. In this sense, all five heroes are to an extent actively and diversely constructed social selves: they view the self not just as something we are, but as an object we actively construct and live by, taking up or resisting the varied ways in which others perceive their identity.


'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Teaching The Unreliable Narrator In 'Ligeia', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Teaching The Unreliable Narrator In 'Ligeia', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Alice Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy" (The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. NY: Norton, 2002) is bracketed by similar images that establish the futility of trying to stop time. At the beginning of story, in order to explain to the narrator how the glaciers formed the Great Lakes, the father "shows me his hand with his spread fingers pressing the rock-hard ground where we are sitting. His fingers hardly make any impression at all ... " (3012); at the conclusion as Ben Jordan, the father, and his children prepare to return home from their odyssey, Nora Cronin touches the ...


Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Of Blockheads And Elitists, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

As a regional institution, our university's historic mission is to train area teachers who must operate under the auspices of the Kentucky Educational Reform Act, which mandates extensive writing portfolios i Grades 4,7, and 12. While these portfolios may include as much as 50% creative writing or work employing creative writing techniques, a recent survey of teachers responsible for guiding students revealed that not a single teacher had ever taken a course in creative writing pedagogy and only a handful had even had any formal training in creative writing. We suggested that this lack of teacher training was ...


Mason's Shiloh, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Mason's Shiloh, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

n a telling scene toward the opening of Clay's Quilt (NY: Ballantine, 2001), Silas House has the novel's protagonist, Clay Sizemore, heading up Town Mountain toward the Hilltop Club, the local honkytonk. As he approaches the club, Clay notices that "across the bowl that held the town, another mountain rose up" (52). The most noticeable feature on this opposite mountain is a "marble statue of Jesus with his arms stretched out in front ... so lit up that it could be seen for miles" (52). Importantly, this scene acts as House's foreshadowing of the struggle Clay will endure ...


A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Flaws In The Wooden Bowl: A Reaction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Flaws In The Wooden Bowl: A Reaction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Pop Goes The Culture, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Pop Goes The Culture, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

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