Recently I learned that our city will be participating in The Big Read this October-November, with a focus on Edgar Allan Poe (2009 is the bicentennial of Poe's birth, and October marks the 160th anniversary of his death). This seemed like an ideal time to schedule a unit on Poe, though it means we may need to postpone our Neil Gaiman Author Study until later in the year.

General Information
Resources for Teachers
The Students section of Poe Revealed contains some excellent information, including the 1954 film The Tell Tale Heart.

Our schedule will be as follows:

Week 1: Edgar Allan Poe's Life & Times
Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe by Karen Lange
All About Poe
Poe's Baltimore


Lesson Plan: It'll Be the Death of Me
The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy Game (Computer Game)

Week 2-3: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness by Gris Grimly
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia by Gris Grimly

Week 4: The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe


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