The goal of this activity is to introduce students to the fascinating origins of familiar quotations which have become "household words." Activities will include using the Internet as an educational tool, using a search engine to locate famous quotations and meaningful words, creative writing and public speaking.
Activities Online: http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett/
1. Visit Bartlett's Familiar Quotation website. Become familiar with the features on the Homepage. Create a bookmark.
2. Use the search tool to find Sophocles. Write out either quotation #7, #10, or #13.
3. Use the search engine to find Elizabeth Browning. Write out quotation #14.
4. Use the search engine to find William Shakespeare. Complete the following famous quotation: "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore . . .
5. Visit 2 authors of your choice.
6. Use the search tool to find the word beauty. Select one the the sentences where the word occurs and write it down.
7. Use the search engine to find the word wisdom. Select one of the sentences where the word occurs and write it down.
8. Use the search tool to find any 3 words of your choice.
9. Write a very short speech using a quotation and a word from your search. Practice reading your speech aloud with knowledeable feeling.
10. Tell what you plan to do the next time you visit this site.
11. Rate the site on: Information - how much is there and how in depth is it? Appealing to the eye - color and graphics? Organization - how easy is the site to use and navigage?