Showing posts with label William Faulkner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Faulkner. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner - A New Yale Open Course

Last week I shared a video animation of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. I found that video on Open Culture. This morning on Open Culture I learned about a new open course from Yale titled Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner.

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner is a 25 lecture course in American Studies. The course can be found on Yale's website, on YouTube, and on iTunes.

Hemingway, Fitzergerald, and Faulkner is one of six new courses recently added to Yale's Open Course catalog. In all there are now 42 full courses in Yale's Open Course catalog.

Applications for Education
As the summer break gets closer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) it's time to start thinking about personal professional development. Working through an open course from Yale could be a good way to brush-up on things that you're teaching next fall. Or just go through the course materials to find some new nuggets of information to add to your existing courses.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Faulkner on Sports

Once again the remarkable Open Culture blog provides us with a interesting resource with potential for classroom use. In 1955, Nobel Prize winning novelist William Faulkner wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about watching his first hockey game.

Applications for Education
This article presents another aspect of Faulkner's skill as a writer. His Sports Illustrated article from 1955 may be a fun way for some high school students to be introduced to William Faulkner.