Frankenstein by Mary Shelley || new Google Lit Trip | Internet 2013 |

"About the Project: Frankenstein is a great novel, but it is difficult novel in many ways. The first challenge is helping students unlearn what they know about the story. I do this by simply asking my students to identify the "Frankenstein" in Frankenstein. Most students will answer that the name refers to the monster--the tall guy with green paint and bolts on the side of his head. Actually, the name refers to Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the monster or "creature" as he is often called.


I then ask students to tell me what they know of the search for the Northwest Passage. Again, this is a topic that few students know about. Neither did I, in fact, when I first read the novel.


After a few articles, illustrations, and maps about this topic, I do not begin Frankenstein, but instead have students read an abridged version of ..."

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