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bulletStudy Guide: Questions and research topics for each part of the novel.
bulletBook One
bulletBook Two
bulletBook Three
bulletBook Four
bulletBook Five
bulletAssignments: Suggestions to teachers about ways to assign the study questions and the research questions
bulletFeedback: A poll of site visitors about further development of this website--priorities and features.
bulletDevelopment Plan: Six phases planned for making a most useful website
bulletModules: Objectives and activities beyond the study guide questions and research topics on what makes good quiz responses and good research writing and analytical essays.
bulletReading the Novel: Here are 14 objectives with 6 tasks each that range from simpler information, interpretation, competency, and model-building tasks to more complex "transfer" and "research" tasks.  The focus is on making inferences, figuring things out solo and with discussion, as well as answering multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
bulletResearching Background for the Novel: Here are 14 more objectives with 6 tasks each that range from simpler information, interpretation, competency, and model-building tasks to more complex "transfer" and "research" tasks.  The focus is on doing and reporting research that collectively represents a cultural study of a fictional work.
bulletSample 1:  Student Rosa Broach writes about the U.S. entry into the war (part of research topic W), making a competent demonstration of one format.  Her abstract is on this page.
bulletCover
bulletBroach 1
bulletBroach 2
bulletBroach 3
bulletBibliography
bulletIllustration 1: Europe Before the Great War
bulletIllustration 2: Europe After the Great War
bulletSample 2: Student Maureen Torkos demonstrates fair use and skilled use of source material as she sorts out the biographical facts from the fictional account of Lt. Henry's wounding.  This page contains a link to a handbook portion online about quoting and paraphrasing.
bulletCover
bulletAbstract
bulletTorkos 1: including source material from Griffin
bulletTorkos 2: including excerpt from Meyers
bulletTorkos 3: with excerpts from Griffin and Meyers
bulletTorkos 4
bulletTorkos 5
bulletMap 1: Hemingway's vs. Lt. Henry's Italian Front
bulletFigures 1 and 2: Trenches along the Piave River.
bulletFigure 3: Hospitalized Hemingway
bulletFigure 4: Hemingway on crutches
bulletBibliography
bulletChecklist: Background Project Evaluation Form
bulletWriting a Literary Analysis Essay for AFTA: Here are more objectives with 6 tasks each that range from simpler information, interpretation, competency, and model-building tasks to more complex "transfer" and "research" tasks.  The focus is on what makes reasonable literary analysis.  Materials are included to assist students with amassing sufficient evidence to assemble and support their thesis for writing their definitive essay about A Farewell to Arms. These include lists of passages on various themes:
bullet"They"
bulletAbsurdity
bulletIrony
bulletLight
bulletDarkness
bulletWar Weariness
bulletRain
bulletLove
bulletReligion
bulletDeath
bulletWriting Style
Other materials include sample essays:
bulletMary McGuire on the 3 Frederics created by love and loss (332 seconds over 28.8 kps modem)
bulletSitemap: This outline of the website (You are here.)
bulletLiterary Criticism on A Farewell to Arms summarized in a webliography
bulletAnderson 
bulletBaker
bulletBell
bulletBrenner
bulletDavidson
bulletDonaldson
bulletDos Passos
bulletFadiman
bulletFetterley
bulletGriffin
bulletMonteiro
bulletNagel
bulletOldsey
bulletReynolds
bulletTodd
bulletPhilip Young
bulletStark Young

 

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