Learning Tasks

Developed by master teachers, based on standards, tasks for students are provided for each story for quick engagement with the stories on a deeper, reflective, critical-thinking level.

From this story, examine an account of the same subject from two different sources provided in the text or the media assets (use the "MediaStream" on ...

Read the story of Pompeii, then watch the video account of this story (links in Chapter 7). What details and information were emphasized in the writte...

From this story, examine an account of the same subject from two different sources provided in the text or the media assets (use the "MediaStream" on ...

Inidivudally or with a partner, analyze the plot of your story. In a presentation of no more than 5 minutes, demonstrate how characters respond to and...

John Herbert Dillinger was a famous American bank robber during the Depression era. Public Enemies is a movie that follows the final years of the bank...

Charles de Batz-Castelmore Dartagnan was a real musketeer. Compare and contrast the fictional portrayal of him in the movie to historical accounts. Wr...

A common theme from Road to Perdition is the opposition of good and evil. Compare and contrast the fictional portrayal of one of the mobsters (Al Capo...

Jesse Woodson James was a famous American outlaw, robber, murderer, and leader of the James-Younger gang. Analyze how the screen play writers used his...

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is an action movie about Qin Shi Huang and his Terra Cotta Soldiers. Qin Shi Huang (Jet Li), a brutal and tyrann...

In Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow) and Geoffrey Rush (as Barbossa) are fictional portrayals of real-world pirates. Ana...

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is an action fantasy film set in the late 19th century. The movie features a variety of fictional literary chara...

Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Analyze h...

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