Greek and Roman Civilization Student Profile: Jenna Eilinger

Greek and Roman Civilization Student Profile: Jenna Eilinger

My name is Jenna Eilinger. I am from Hillsdale, New Jersey. I was looking for an Arts and Letters major. I took Greek and Roman Mythology and just fell in love. Greek and Roman Civilization is an in-depth study of what life was like in ancient Greece and Rome, delving into the culture and the […]

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Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412

Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature. And today we’ll continue our discussion of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a book that reads like it was written by your funny and mean best friend, who also happens to be a brilliant novelist and a pretty interesting moral philosopher. / I mean, I love […]

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What is Literature for?

What is Literature for?

We have a general sense that these sort of places are filled with things that are deeply important, but what exactly is literature good for? Why should we spend our time reading novels or poems when out there, big things are going on. Let’s have a think about some of the ways literature benefits us.. […]

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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course. Can we get these books to roll in in the future? It doesn’t feel like Crash Course unless there’s a roll in. [Theme Music] Today, before we begin our mini-series on reading and writing in English, we’re going to discuss how to read and why. So, […]

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Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re gonna talk about this lady, Emily Dickinson. By the way we don’t have a book today cause she’s on my Nook. Emily Dickinson was a great 19th Century American poet who- Mr. Green! Mr. Green! I already know everything about her: she was […]

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Letters About Literature: Library of Congress National Writing Competition

Letters About Literature: Library of Congress National Writing Competition

The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress invites students in grades 4 through 12 to enter the Letters About Literature Writing Competition. Flex your reflective writing skills write a letter to an author, living or dead, explaining how their work changeed your view of yourself or your world. Winning students at preliminary […]

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When to use Cursive Writing – American English – American Culture

When to use Cursive Writing – American English – American Culture

Hi. I’m Denise. Thank you for watching my video. Today I want to talk about when to use cursive writing. You can use cursive writing at almost any time. The only time I would suggest that you don’t use it is when you are filling out a form. For example, you may be filling out […]

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