I recently gave away some review copies of books. The entry requirement was a tweet recommending a classic to use in classrooms. I got a dozen or so responses and they were so cool I wanted to catalog them here. I’ve linked them up as best I could.
- Kimberly @heart4GTkids – Norman Rockwell art for 20th century lessons
- Casey @mrswikewcsd One the kids enjoy is American Progress, (1872) by John Gast. I reveal the image 1 part at a time from R to L!
- Nicole @nhewitt15 My favorite work to use is Vivaldi’s Four Seasons–very versatile in the classroom for a variety of projects!
- Wanda @WGatcomb My students enjoyed discussing how Bradbury’s The Pedestrian is linked to Fahrenheit 451 as well as Mildred’s motives and more.
- Aicia @Alitig1 I love to teach All Summer in a Day and tie it into an anti-bullying rally call and introducing my sci-fi unit.
- Mrs. Green AIG @MrsGreenAIG Though not a classic to some, I use “Martin” by @zacbrownband to teach metaphors and personification.
- Amy @aboxberger Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes
- Tanya @tgottlich “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel. Write a year in review song to this tune.
- Julie @TheJulieSouth I love using Letter from a Birmingham Jail. So many lessons and ways to analyze
- Janice @janicekollar My favorite primary source doc is Jefferson’s secret message to congress! Great discussion piece
- Mark @markbrittmusic1 My students have been loving using a parachute to learn musical form using ‘Overture to William Tell‘. We also discuss plot.
Thanks to everyone for sharing their ideas! Enjoy and check out my other articles about classics.
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