Teacher Guide

Middlesex Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Middlesex has not been made into a film, but students can look to YouTube and various podcasts for interviews with Eugenides about his work. They may be interested in Luis Bunuel's film That Obscure Object of Desire, which is the genesis of Cal's name for the Obscure Object, and there are video and audio clips included in the Related Links section that depict the aftermath of Smyrna's burning and the Detroit Riot of 1967.

Day One has an activity where students are encouraged to use timeline creation software, and another that makes use of Internet research.

Day Two includes an activity where students use Pinterest to collect photos, as well as the second part of the Personal Narrative...

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