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Five Reasons To Teach Frankenstein

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Five Reasons To Teach Frankenstein

Even with over two centuries of age on it, Frankenstein still continues to evoke emotion and provoke important conversations. So, without further ado, here are five reasons to teach Frankenstein.

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How To Write a Book for Kids

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How To Write a Book for Kids

Do you have a book for kids you've always wanted to write? Perhaps these 10 tips will help you achieve your dream!

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Five Reasons for Teaching Dante's Inferno

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Five Reasons for Teaching Dante's Inferno

A trip through Hell may seem like an awkward topic to navigate, but don’t abandon hope all ye who enter here:  Teaching the Inferno is one of my favorite units of the year. So here are five reasons to teach Dante’s Inferno.

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Ten Reasons Why Disney Movies Are Modern Mythology

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Ten Reasons Why Disney Movies Are Modern Mythology

From Pinocchio, Cinderella, and Dumbo to Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mulan, Disney animated movies are an almost-universal language, a collection of common stories we practically all recognize. They may be popular entertainment, but they also serve some of the same functions that myths did for ancient peoples.

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Five Reasons To Teach Egyptian Mythology and Culture

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Five Reasons To Teach Egyptian Mythology and Culture

Five Reasons for Teaching Egyptian Mythology and Culture Although I have taught various kinds of mythology—the typical Greek, Roman, and Norse varieties—it was not until I was encouraged by a fellow educator (thanks, Chris), that I decided to give Egyptian mythology another look. What I found is that ancient Egyptian culture is fascinating! (Why hadn’t I realized this before? No jokes about being in “de Nile” please.) Furthermore, I realized that the ancient Egyptian stories not only entertain, but also address some of the problems we still face today. Since my sophomore world literature course revolves around the theme of...

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