GBF/PBS Free Webinar
On Thursday, May 24, the Great Books Foundation co-presented a free webinar, “Little Women for a New Generation,” with MASTERPIECE on PBS LearningMedia™ and WGBH Education. This interactive session on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is designed for teachers of sixth grade and higher.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Little Women, MASTERPIECE has created a new two-part film adaptation. The webinar featured clips from the adaptation; questions and teaching tips from WGBH education specialist Cyrisse Jaffee; and a brief, interactive Shared Inquiry™ demonstration from GBF senior editor Nancy Carr. GBF has also created a free discussion guide for the novel with four sets of suggested questions and note-taking prompts, as well as guidelines for leading Shared Inquiry discussion.
Interested in additional resources for discussing classic and contemporary works with middle school and high school students? Take a look at our other free discussion guides and our Great Books materials for grades 6-12.