The Simpsons in the Classroom

The Simpsons in the Classroom

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The object of much debate, attention, and scholarship since it first aired more than 20 years ago, The Simpsons provides excellent, if unexpected, fodder for high school and college lesson plans. After all, laughing students are hardly sleeping students! But The Simpsons also provides a familiar student knowledge base which instructors can use as a jumping-off point to introduce concepts in literature, composition, linguistics, cultural studies, gender studies, and media appreciation. The authors, both of whom have been teaching The Simpsons for more than a decade, share exercises, prompts, and even syllabi that have proven successful in their own courses.Similar issues may be used in this essay as in Essay #2, such as sexism in childrena#39;s toys or approaches to immigration issues. ... This assignment is excellent for explaining the difference between a research paper and a research report.

Title:The Simpsons in the Classroom
Author:Karma Waltonen, Denise Du Vernay
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-04-08


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