Its narrator, Jim Burden, comes to the Midwest an orphan. Now it's time to write. You might even offer your own take on how Emmylou has shaken things up with her tune. Shimerda Ántonia's immigrant parents from Bohemia. Shimerda asking that Jim teach both her daughters to read English.
Ask each group to review the chapter and make notes about the ways that the character is portrayed. Use these questions for quizzes, homework assignments or tests. Ambrosch, Marek and Yulka Shimerda Ántonia's brothers and sister. Periodic homework assignments and quizzes are a great way to encourage students to stay on top of their assigned reading. . Burden in her kitchen when she visits, learning more about cooking and housekeeping. The couple goes out of town while she is their housekeeper, after Mr.
The two are friends from the start, helped by Mrs. Seattle, Washington: Book-It Repertory Theater. It was a love that inspired her first three novels, O Pioneers! Inevitably Jim and Antonia's lives diverge: He moves to the East coast to pursue a successful career as an attorney; she falls in love with a scoundrel who promises to marry her but instead impregnates and then deserts her. Okay, we were kidding about the dancing part. Tests Use the Test Summary page to determine which pre-made test is most relevant to your students' learning styles. Swedes, Norwegians, Russians, French, and Bohemians alike conjoined on the harsh prairie to nudge a living out of it.
Harris wrote the song from Jim's perspective as he reflects on his long lost love. He takes her to plays, which they both enjoy. The character and object descriptions are also used in some of the quizzes and tests in this lesson plan. When they need a new housekeeper, Mrs. Have each camp present their findings to the class. This novel is considered Cather's first masterpiece.
The longest descriptions run about 200 words. On the same train, headed to the same destination, is the Shimerda family from Bohemia. For Jim Burden, recalling one's fondest childhood memories is more than just a nostalgic exercise — it is succor for a heavy heart, a way of immersing oneself in a spiritual and energizing bath. Jake Marpole Farm hand from Virginia at the Burden place. He is prosperous, well-educated, and cultured, and fears guiltily that he will find Antonia impoverished, her spirit broken by the hardships she has endured. Anton Cuzak Ántonia's husband and father of their ten children.
In 1922, Cather was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, a novel about a farm boy who dreams of achieving greatness in the European Wars. It is many years before Jim makes his return to the prairie. Want more help teaching Teaching My Ántonia? Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. National Endowment of the Arts. Instead, each book contains thematic contrasts.
Your students are going to play a little game of Opposite Corners. Like her hero, Jim Burden, she moved from her family's Virginia home to a Nebraska farm in 1883 at the age of ten. What's Inside Shmoop's Literature Teaching Guides Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Cather was praised for bringing the to life and making it personally interesting. They vary greatly from day to day and offer an array of creative ideas that provide many options for an educator.
Typically, there are 5-15 questions per chapter, act or section. This item is the print version of the Teaching Unit. The original 1918 version of My Antonia begins with an Introduction in which an author-narrator, supposed to be Cather herself, converses with her adult friend, Jim Burden, during a train journey. Cutter said something that made Ántonia uncomfortable to stay alone in the house as requested. She discovers the book in the apartment of the alcoholic reporter, Burke Devlin, played by Rock Hudson.