A Teacher’s Guide to Our Town – Thornton Wilder & Amy Jurskis

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A Teacher’s Guide to Our Town

Common-Core Aligned Teacher Materials and a Sample Chapter

Thornton Wilder & Amy Jurskis

Genre: Theater

Publish Date: January 27, 2015

Publisher: Harper Perennial


For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each ebook in this series contains a Common Core–aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This teaching guide for Our Town by Thornton Wilder is designed to help you put the new Common Core State Standards into practice. "Taking as his material three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire town, Mr. Wilder has transmuted the simple events of human life into universal reverie. He has given familiar facts a deeply moving, philosophical perspective. . . . Our Town is one of the finest achievements of the current stage."—Brooks Atkinson Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the town of Grover 's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.

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