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Exploring Satire with The Simpsons

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Exploring Satire with The Simpsons

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Junius Wright

Junius Wright

Charleston, South Carolina

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 21

Humorist Erma Bombeck was born in 1927.

Using lines from Bombeck's newspaper column, students identify allusive or satirical humor. Older students can rewrite the passages for a different audience.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.

 

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