Using Rand’s novella and teaching Common Core standards Whether you love or loathe Rand’s themes, there can be no doubt that she develops literary elements powerfully. Rand’s, craft, structure, point of view, and theme development make it effective to pair Anthem and the Common Core… Read More »Anthem and the Common Core
Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand offers excellent opportunities for both philosophical and literary exploration (even if you disagree with her themes). Here are some approaches that have helped me in teaching Anthem. I have grouped the ideas into before, during,… Read More »Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand
After reading Anthem (or any dystopia novel for that matter), many students might think, “Well, that was a very strange waste of my time.” You need activities for teaching Anthem that engage critical thinking. The teacher’s job is to create… Read More »10 Activities for Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand
Controversial literature is always a challenge. Should we avoid using a text in the classroom because we feel that the inclusion serves to endorse its messages? In this case, we are asking, “Should I teach Anthem by Ayn Rand?” What should… Read More »Should I teach Anthem by Ayn Rand?