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What Made It Seem Real? The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe

In this 2-week class, students will analyze and write about the ideas presented in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar."
Kandy Crosby-Hastings
148 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
85 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn to think critically about a work of classic literature and then outline and write an informative essay based upon their analysis. 
I have master's degrees in professional writing, history, and human services counseling. 
Prior to week one, students will be required to read the Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." After week one, students will be required to write a one to two-page informative essay. If they choose, they can submit a rough draft to the teacher for suggestions, via the Outschool portal, prior to finalizing their paper. Students will present their essays in week two of the class.
Students will need to read or listen to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" prior to class. They will need to bring paper and a pencil or pen to class to take notes. Students will need access to either a computer or paper and pencil for writing their essays.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will provide an informal assessment of the students' essay writing and participation in class.  
1 hour 25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Edgar Allan Poe's stories are known for their graphic descriptions of horror.  "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" includes a character that, due to mesmerizing, dissolves at the time of his death. It is a story that includes psychological horror.  
We will refer to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" throughout the class. 


Kandy Crosby-Hastings
Lives in the United States
Homeschool Teacher, MA History, MA Professional Writing, MA Human Services
148 total reviews
215 completed classes

About Me

My name is Kandy Crosby-Hastings. I teach history, classic literature, and writing classes. I am a homeschool parent of two sons, who are now teenagers. We have homeschooled for thirteen years. I also have experience working in the public school... 
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