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English

Annabel Lee and the Life of Edgar Allan Poe

In this one-time class, students will explore a brief biography of America's greatest gothic poet and story teller: Edgar Allan Poe. We will read his classic poem, Annabel Lee, and draw comparisons between the fiction and his life.
Amanda Kerton
15 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes
per class
Meets once
13-18
year olds
1-12
learners per class
per learner

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Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Class Experience

In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental Warning: students will be discussing the historical marriage of Poe to his cousin, who was a minor. We will discuss first how this was a different era and such marriages were more acceptable. Discussions of mental illness, alcohol abuse and death will also occur.  This will be framed in a historical narrative of the struggles that Poe encountered in his life. We will discuss actions Poe could have taken today in order to better his life instead of turning to alcohol. We will also discuss the availability of supports for mental illness today versus the lack of those resources in the early 1800s. 

As this involves sensitive topics, students will first be given guidelines on discussing these topics in a constructive, historical context. They will be asked to refrain from negative comments, be polite when others are talking, and actively listen. Any negative comment will result in the student being muted from the class, and should it continue students will be removed and outschool will be notified. 
Information from Poe's life was gathered from Poemuseum.org. Stories and poems were collected from poestories.com

Teacher

Amanda Kerton
🇨🇦
Lives in Canada
Elementary to College: a Doctoral Candidate Educator who has taught it all!
15 total reviews
25 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Ms. Amanda and I was born to teach. I have two younger sisters and when I was little, I would play teacher with them all the time. As a child, I even taught my sister Sam how to read. I love reading and Harry Potter is my all-time... 
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