See also college courses that may have
some information online.
"Best Site"--an award for our Nathaniel Hawthorne pages by
American Fidelity Group's Education World.
(Now we're reputable!)
Discovery Channel School features The Scarlet Letter
The Discovery Channel on cable or satellite television, available at many schools, is
featuring The Scarlet Letter among its Great Books programs
Teachers should visit
the Discovery Channel School web site for information
that might prove useful for teaching this great novel.
The Show Title : The Scarlet Letter
The first presentation was on : 9/26/1996
Other resources for teachers
- EDSITEment lesson plans --
Hawthorne as author and narrator
Heath Anthology teacher's guide for Hawthorne at Houghton Mifflin.
An online teacher's guide to The Scarlet Letter from Penguin
Perspectives in American Literature, by Paul Reuben, University of California,
Stanislaus, includes much pertinent background, as well as other references
D.C. Heath American Literature anthologies: now part of Houghton Mifflin Co.
Georgetown University T-AMLIT
Resources for English Teachers at indiana.edu (primarily American Literature)
For secondary school teachers:
Teacher Talk (from Indiana University) online
Essay on the Scarlet Letter by Jonathan Kohl
Reexamining Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, by
Bryan D. Bourn
Filmstrips for classroom use and
other film information
Audio study guide for classics available soon
Abstract: Audio study guide for classics available soon-- Dean McCaughan-- Cliff's Notes have saved
many students before tests, but they were always boring. Now, Time Warner Audiobooks offers a
more interesting option. Time Warner has developed a new line of audio books. A+ Audio are
classics on tape. In just over an hour, you can hear Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, get
an introduction to Hawthorne's life and life in colonial America.
The Concord Historical Collaborative includes the Concord Museum, Orchard House,
R.W. Emerson House, The Old Manse, Concord Library, Minuteman National Historical
Park, The Wayside, Walden Pond State Reservation, Chamber of Commerce and the
Thoreau Lyceum. For information on a curriculum model,
contact Bob Fardy, Curriculum Center, Concord Public Schools, 120 Merriam Road, Concord, MA 01742.
- Plan a field trip to the Old Manse in Concord,
Massachusetts. Or make a virtual field trip online--everything
except lunch and a hot bus ride is
- Combine Old Manse visit with North Bridge:
online A Bridge to the Past:
A Teacher's Guide to the North Bridge and Nelson Road units of
Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord-Lexington, Mass.
- Online criticism of Hawthorne's writings, both
early and more recent may
be helpful for teachers and students. Clever teachers will stay ahead of
devious students, who will not always resist the temptation to copy these materials.
(Have you noticed that nowadays few of them wear the "P" for Plagiarist on their bosoms?)
- Search for more: books, videotapes, other resources
Useful to English Teachers, by
AMERICAN STUDIES INTERNET RESOURCES
- Try Yahoo topic search
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