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Grantee Story: Facebooking the Bard


Meet Portia. She’s a “strong, noble born Roman woman, wife to Brutus.” Her hobbies include attending chariot races, going to the theater, and watching gladiatorial matches. She was born on October 14, 69 BC. And she’s on Facebook.

Welcome to the world of “Facebooking the Bard.” Dreamed up by facilitating teacher Lori Napier and 10th grade English teacher Pamela Pruett at Spring Hill High School in Columbia, TN, the project came to life in the Spring of 2010 with the help of a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation. This is a great example of innovative teaching.

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