The Simpsons in the Classroom

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: Karma Waltonen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456925

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 730


The object of much debate, attention, and scholarship since it first aired more than 20 years ago, The Simpsons provides excellent, if unexpected, fodder for high school and college lesson plans. After all, laughing students are hardly sleeping students! But The Simpsons also provides a familiar student knowledge base which instructors can use as a jumping-off point to introduce concepts in literature, composition, linguistics, cultural studies, gender studies, and media appreciation. The authors, both of whom have been teaching The Simpsons for more than a decade, share exercises, prompts, and even syllabi that have proven successful in their own courses. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The didactical applicability of The Simpsons at school in the context of the episode Mypods and Broomsticks

School. “Media have always formed part of the foreign language classroom
because they help teachers to create a more authentic English speaking
atmosphere” (MüllerHartmann and Schocker- v. Ditfurth 2009: 133). This shows
that media is ...

Author: Anastasia Wolter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656871941

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 18

View: 545


Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,3, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Anglistik), course: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, language: English, abstract: With the Simpsons' episode "Mypods and Broomsticks" one can show the students how people, including themselves, are influenced by media and what they see on television and how the episodes of The Simpsons contain actual political or cultural topics. Apart from that media plays such an important role in school because students have to be taught how to work with media and technology (containing television and serials). First of all the work will discuss the importance of animated films and serials and how media is influencing the perception of the world. Because of this and its expanding area of influence on the children, it is important to consider media in school and to work with it, so that the students are familiar with media. The episode “Mypods and Boomsticks” will be analyzed and its importance for the perception of the Americans and their way of life will be shown. It contains many intertextual hints and stereotypes and is a good example of how the Americans see themselves and their culture and compare it to cultures from people of a foreign country.

New Media in the Classroom

... so say you want some certain TV programme or something and say you just
type in the name of that programme and it Katy: with Simpsons, you might want to
go onto BBC first Ella: yeah Katy: cos they put the Simpsons on Ella: so if you put

Author: Cathy Burnett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526451392

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 227


Drawing on research exploring new media practices, this book explains and encourages classroom activity that makes purposeful and appropriate use of new media and is underpinned by a set of guiding principles for teaching literacy in contemporary times.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

In July 2010, news stories reported that 400 people, at the instigation of a parent,
signed a petition to prevent his child's school from teaching American cartoon
series The Simpsons in English classes. It was a Year 8 module from the English

Author: Jon Davison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317700036

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 429


How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.

Second Language Acquisition Processes in the Classroom

um:: (.) Simpsons o hoho::: (.) uh: Simpsons o: (.) mimasu. Oh (.) Um:: (.)
Simpsons ACC hoho::: ((laughs)) (.) uh: Simpsons ACC: (.) watch. ((This means:
We will watch The Simpsons. Andrea does not use the form “V+koto ni natte”)) 7
N: O:h, ...

Author: Amy Snyder Ohta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135649838

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 689


This book is the first study to examine how interactional style develops within the walls of a foreign language classroom in the first two years of language study. Results show learners to be highly sensitive to pragmatic information and that learners can move toward an appropriate interactional style through classroom interactive experience. The book shows how learners are most often sources who offer assistance and correction, with errors serving most often to stimulate further thinking about what form is correct. Analysis shows learners to be active in seeking corrective information in the classroom setting, not only from peer partners but also from the teacher. They are active in noticing how the teacher's utterances--even when addressed to others--contrast with their own, and utilize corrective feedback intended for other students. In addition, the results show that teacher-initiated corrective feedback addressed to individual learners is only one source of corrective feedback. Learners are shown to be active in both teacher-fronted and peer interactive settings. In newer L2 teaching methodologies which focus on the use of peer interactive tasks, the teacher's role has been de-emphasized. This book, however, shows how important the teacher's role is. The final chapter examines how the teacher can act to maximize the benefits of peer interactive tasks through how they design tasks and present them to the class. First, the chapter looks at how learners use English--their L1--in the classroom, concluding that how teachers present activities to the class has an impact on the amount of L1 used by students during peer interaction. Following up on this finding, the chapter works to address questions that teachers face in lesson planning and teaching. It presents a useful list of questions teachers can ask when designing peer interactive tasks in order to maximize the effectiveness of a wide variety of language learning tasks.

Canines in the Classroom

Many years later, while watching an episode of The Simpsons, I watched a
similar scene unfold in colorful animation as Lisa, having been to a petting farm
and made friends with a tiny lamb, contemplates the lamb chops on her dinner

Author: Michelle A. Rivera

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590560531

Category: Nature

Page: 265

View: 827


Humane education teaches respect for all living things to people of all ages. Michelle Rivera shows how raising awareness of the needs of animals and society's responsibility to them can help stop not only violence against animals but also violence against humans. Out of her research and interviews with experts in psychology, education and sociology, Rivera has created a guide for all who want to begin teaching humane education in their homes, classrooms, communities, churches and organizations.

The Simpsons Beloved Springfield

This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.

Author: Karma Waltonen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476636122

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 690


First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America's most beloved animated show. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.

Religion and Doctor Who

She co-authored The Simpsons in the Classroom: Embiggening the Learning
Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield ... K. Jason Wardley is a librarian at
the University of edinburgh, where he also recently completed a Phd in the
School of ...

Author: Andrew Crome

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874605

Category: Religion

Page: 366

View: 276


Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept that the TARDIS was real. More recently it has toyed with the mystery of Doctor's real name, perhaps an echo of ancient religions and rituals in which knowledge of the secret name of a god, angel or demon was thought to grant a mortal power over the entity. But why does Doctor Who intersect with religion so often, and what do such instances tell us about the society that produces the show and the viewers who engage with it? The writers of Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith attempt to answer these questions through an in-depth analysis of the various treatments of religion throughout every era of the show's history. While the majority of chapters focus on the television show Doctor Who, the authors also look at audios, novels, and the response of fandom. Their analyses--all written in an accessible but academically thorough style--reveal that examining religion in a long-running series such as Doctor Who can contribute to a number of key debates within faith communities and religious history. Most importantly, it provides another way of looking at why Doctor Who continues to inspire, to engage, and to excite generations of passionate fans, whatever their position on faith. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA, and Australia, and their approaches are similarly diverse. Chapters have been written by film scholars and sociologists; theologians and historians; rhetoricians, philosophers and anthropologists. Some write from the perspective of a particular faith or belief; others write from the perspective of no religious belief. All, however, demonstrate a solid knowledge of and affection for the brilliance of Doctor Who.

Breaking Bad and Philosophy

DENISE DUVERNAY is the co-author of The Simpsons in the Classroom:
Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield. She has
contributed her work on media studies to several websites, such as OC Weekly
and ...

Author: David R. Koepsell

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697902

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 562


Breaking Bad, hailed by Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, and many others as the best of all TV dramas, tells the story of a man whose life changes because of the medical death sentence of an advanced cancer diagnosis. The show depicts his metamorphosis from inoffensive chemistry teacher to feared drug lord and remorseless killer. Driven at first by the desire to save his family from destitution, he risks losing his family altogether because of his new life of crime. In defiance of the tradition that viewers demand a TV character who never changes, Breaking Bad is all about the process of change, with each scene carrying forward the morphing of Walter White into the terrible Heisenberg. Can a person be transformed as the result of a few key life choices? Does everyone have the potential to be a ruthless criminal? How will we respond to the knowledge that we will be dead in six months? Is human life subject to laws as remorseless as chemical equations? When does injustice validate brutal retaliation? Why are drug addicts unsuitable for operating the illegal drug business? How can TV viewers remain loyal to a series where the hero becomes the villain? Does Heisenberg’s Principle of Uncertainty rule our destinies? In Breaking Bad and Philosophy, a hand-picked squad of professional thinkers investigate the crimes of Walter White, showing how this story relates to the major themes of philosophy and the major life decisions facing all of us.

Equality in the Primary School

Following this we look at practical work and the implications that may have for
equality, especially with regard to gender issues, followed by a consideration of
how to implement this practically in the classroom. Next, we turn our attention to ...

Author: Dave Hill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441138842

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 639


Draws together a wealth of knowledge from a varied list of contributors all of whom recognise the importance of promoting equality in primary schools.

The Elephant in the Classroom

Mathematics is widely hated among adults because of their school experiences,
and most adults avoid maths at all costs. ... When Bart Simpson, from The
Simpsons returned his school textbooks to his teacher at the end of the school
year, ...

Author: Jo Boaler


ISBN: PSU:000067153732

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 635


15 million adults in England alone struggle with maths, why is this and how can teachers and parents change that with the next generation? This is a pratical explanation of what has gone wrong and a positive approach to improving how students of all abilities can learn mathematics.

Teaching the Bible Through Popular Culture and the Arts

The Simpsons The popular Fox television cartoon The Simpsons has attracted
not only countless admirers, but also the attention ... Teachers might simply
glance through the list to glean something to mention in class without showing
the clip.

Author: Mark Roncace

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589836754

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 315


This resource enables biblical studies instructors to facilitate engaging classroom experiences by drawing on the arts and popular culture. It offers brief overviews of hundreds of easily accessible examples of art, film, literature, music, and other media and outlines strategies for incorporating them effectively and concisely in the classroom. Although designed primarily for college and seminary courses on the Bible, the ideas can easily be adapted for classes such as “Theology and Literature” or “Religion and Art” as well as for nonacademic settings. This compilation is an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches the Bible.

High School Journalism

A survey of 1 , 000 adults by McCormick Tribune Museum in 2006 discovered the
following : • Americans know more about The Simpsons than they do about the
First Amendment . Twenty - two percent could name all members of the fictional ...

Author: Homer L. Hall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404218319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 173


Includes a brief history of American journalism and discusses the duties of a journalist, styles of writing, the parts of a newspaper, newspaper and yearbook design, photography, and careers in journalism.

English Journal

The Simpsons Meet Mark Twain : Analyzing Popular Media Texts in the
Classroom Discussing “ The Simpsons ” leads students to a better appreciation of
a literary lassic . The same skills used to discuss The be applied to. Renée
Hobbs ...



ISBN: UOM:39015069092107

Category: English philology


View: 391


SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy

After becoming a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants, he realized that most of what
he learned in college about marine biology is hopelessly out of date. DENISE DU
VERNAY is the co-author of The Simpsons in the Classroom: Embiggening the ...

Author: Joseph J. Foy

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697353

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 384


SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy introduces fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to some of the great thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays can be shared by young and old alike, kindling new interest in philosophy and life’s big questions. What keeps SpongeBob “reeling in” major audiences on a daily basis is that underneath the lighthearted and whimsical exterior are the seeds of philosophical discussions about identity and the self, our obligations toward others, benefits and tensions of the individual in community, principles of the marketplace and environmental ethics, and questions of just how exactly Jack Kahuna Laguna can build a fire at the bottom of the ocean. (Okay, so perhaps we don’t have an answer for that last one, but maybe if you look into that fire long enough the answer will be revealed.) The book begins with a section exploration of the major characters of the series. For instance, chapter 1 uses the philosophies of Aristotle to demonstrate why SpongeBob, more than any other character in the series, is defined by a life of well-being and flourishing. Chapter two provides an assessment of SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick Star.

Popular Culture and Entertainment Media in Adult Education

Course readings include several books that discuss various approaches to The
Simpsons as an influential cultural trend in the United States . Although The
Simpsons animation series is the main “ text ” for this class , it is supplemented by

Author: Elizabeth J. Tisdell

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131736865

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 823


Popular culture and entertainment media create an environment that has an enormous influence on all of us. We are constantly bombarded with messages that affect how we think, consciously and unconsciously, about ourselves, others, and the wider world. This environment has far more power to educate--or miseducate--than all adult education programs combined, simply because virtually everyone is immersed in it. Scholars and practitioners have paid relatively little attention to the role of popular culture in the field of adult education, even though many educators of adults use it in their work to teach critical media literacy, to discuss diversity and equity issues, and to explore many aspects of adult development and learning. In this volume, several practitioners illustrate and explain the ways in which they use popular culture in various adult education settings. This is the 113th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

Essential Motivation in the Classroom

Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books.

Author: Ian Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136158247

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 212


Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books. .I was absorbed and uplifted by it and my own practice as a teacher will undoubtedly change as a result. Surely there can be no higher recommendation.' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement Essential Motivation in the Classroom is the definitive one-stop guide for teachers who want to know how to motivate children - and how children learn to motivate themselves. In the ten years since this book was first published, it has proven to be a best selling text that informs, inspires and amuses educationalist around the world. This fully updated and revised tenth anniversary edition continues to take the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the theories of teaching, learning and thinking. Ian Gilbert highlights the 'seven keys' of motivation, offering a range of strategies, ideas and insights to help learners become motivated from within. An entertaining and inspiring read, this book is full of useful, practical advice, ranging from motivational research from leading theorists to philosophical gems from Homer Simpson. Teachers in all sectors of education will find this book indispensable, helping them to change the culture of their classrooms and improve the effectiveness of their teaching.

How Not to Teach

Teachers who hoard supplies in their own classroom while the school is
denuded of stock. ... and films — The Prime of Miss jean Brodie, Please Sir, Kes,
To Sir with Love, Grange Hill, Teachers, The Simpsons and the lovelorn Mrs

Author: Mr Read

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441197054

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 132


If you thought reading Gervaise Phinn was like drinking a warm cup of tea this book will knock you over with the force of a vodka slammer. Mr Read survives the nightmare of planning, Ofsted and an incompetent head ... He also takes the class to Ireland, the House of Commons and wins a film award. We guarantee Christmas Lights, The School Trip and Stressbusters will make you laugh out loud. A searing indictment of our joyless, exam ridden primary curriculum... 'it will take a bareknuckle fight to save its soul.' Down-to-earth and outrageously funny, this guide will prove essential reading for all teachers everywhere.

Visual Sociology

Because the pedagogical significance prior to actual many students typically
watch the show as a viewing in the classroom . ' Because episodes form of
entertainment , The Simpsons proare not all available yet in video stores or vides
a ...

Author: Diana Papademas


ISBN: NWU:35556035466325

Category: Sociology

Page: 331

View: 814


Rethinking Biblical Literacy

If The Simpsons is in the RE classroom, it could be there for good reasons: a
critical, analytical approach to the cartoon is found in the online forums.
Discussion of a season 10 episode, 'Simpsons Bible Stories', covers everything
from God's ...

Author: Katie B. Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567521088

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 560


What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'? How can we go about teaching 'biblical literacy', and about teaching teachers how to teach it? Rethinking Biblical Literacy explores the question of biblical literacy, examining the Bible's use, influence and impact in advertising, street art, poetry, popular erotic literature, Irish and UK secondary education, stand-up comedy and The Simpsons TV series to display the different types of literacy and knowledge of the Bible. Katie B. Edwards brings together several specialists in the cultural use, impact and influence of the Bible to examine the contested nature of biblical literacy and to explore the variety of ways of 'knowing' about the Bible. The picture created is one of a broad range and at times surprising depth of knowledge about what remains arguably the most influential collection of texts ever to be published.