Language Arts | Grades 9-12 | Week of March 23

Programming Highlights

This week, we learn about American novelist and journalist Margaret Mitchell in the “American Masters” episode “Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel.” Mitchell’s depiction of slavery in her classic novel “Gone with the Wind” is the one novel she published in her lifetime, but it continues to be a debated piece of literature.

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Scarlett O’Hara’s True Love in Gone with the Wind | The Great American Read
What can be learned from reading works that present a limited view of history? Margret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” is a classic, albeit not a very easy-to-understand one, since it doesn’t address slavery properly. Nevertheless, it’s a story of courage and love with a woman protagonist (which was unusual at the time) that has withstood the test of time.

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