Sunday, October 9, 2011
Halloween Inspiration: Edgar Allan Poe Unit Studies
As of late I feel like I have not made school as fun as it could be. But after hearing of a fellow homeschooling mom's "Dracula" unit study she concocted for her kids...I had sudden inspiration.
Hence, the Edgar Allan Poe Unit Study.
First up-"The Raven".
We will watch this video biography online:
Then we will read the poem the Raven...both the origional and the version that I translated into Modern English. I am thinking this will be done by candle light! As tomorrow will be a rainy, dreary day...it will nice and mildly spooky.
We will fill out a poetry response worksheet from here:
We will discuss the instances of alliteration, rhyme, asonance, etc.
For science we will do a lapbook on crows and ravens, compare/contrast the two, study habitats as well as study instances or ravens in mythology.
I have a list of interesting facts about crows and ravens from National Geographics website as well as from here:
At the end, I will narrate the poem while the children act out the action of the poem.
Tomorrow I will post part two of the Poe Unit Study...The Tell-Tale Heart!