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In Search of the Novel:Teachers & Lesson Plans

Milton Brasher-Cunningham

Milton Brasher-Cunningham has Master's degrees in English and theology, and he taught English for seven years in the Boston Public Schools. He currently teaches ninth grade English, tenth grade English (a combination expository writing laboratory and American literature course), and Honors British Literature (for juniors) at Winchester High School, Winchester, Massachusetts. He is also both a songwriter and a fiction writer.

Lesson Plan for Frankenstein


To bring the old horror story into the present


  1. Take students on a field trip to a laboratory investigating synthetic intelligence or some related field, or bring in a guest speaker on the subject.
  2. Assign students working individually, in pairs, or in small groups to construct their own creature/robot/monster/automaton/machine, and to report their design to the class for questions.







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