The Machine in the Garden; Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America Fun Activities

Leo Marx
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 114 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. 'The Tempest' Today

How would you update Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' as a contemporary struggle over the environment and the simple way of life? How would The Tempest be different in light of industrial environmental degradation?

2. Pastoral visual art

Bring in examples of pastoral art from Europe and America. How was the landscape represented visually? How was the good life represented?

3. Revising 'The Machine in the Garden'

If you were an editor publishing 'The Machine in the Garden' now, what changes would you ask Marx to...

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