Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Study Guides


Our goal is to help teachers better teach, and students better understand and ENJOY classic literature! We have heard from teachers requesting ideas on HOW to teach the literature we offer at our website. Specifically, we are developing select study guides for great works of American Literature and literary genres being read by students in high school and middle school. Teachers, please improve their usefulness by emailing your suggestions to: amlit.editor@gmail.com

Guides by Title, Guides by Genre, Useful Links, and Notes/Teacher Comments


Guides by Title


Each guide includes a link to the work, plot summary, character analysis, genres & themes, historical context, quotes, discussion questions, useful links, and notes/teacher comments.


Transcendentalism: Henry David Thoreau
Transcendentalism: Thoreau

Guides by Genre





Teacher Resources
A Teacher's Work Is Never Done

Notes/Teacher Comments


We need to hear from you! Please share your lesson plans, questions, or pit-falls to avoid while teaching this genre in pursuing our common interests of helping more students enjoy reading classic literature! Email them to: amlit.editor@gmail.com.

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