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Ms. W. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Look at the Law: Twelve Angry Men for Many Eager Students!

The cost of forty copies and a DVD of "Twelve Angry Men," plus a study guide and a book of readings on the play, is $441, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Washington Irving High School is broken up into small themed houses. The house that I currently teach in is the Law and Public Service House. Part of my job as an English teacher is to choose books that relate in some way to law, allowing my students to feel the impact of the theme in the classroom. One piece of literature that I would like them to read is "Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose. I believe that my students will gain insight from a look into the justice system, just as the jurors in the play look at the case. The students can work on the evidence themselves as well as look at the interaction between characters, themes, and dramatic elements. Along with the actual play, I have also requested a book of supplemental readings and a DVD version of the play. A play cannot be truly be appreciated without seeing it. Eventually, I would like to take my students to see a live version, but the DVD will really help them visualize what is going on while we read. Also, I would like to have my students look beyond the text and into real-world connections. The book of readings on "Twelve Angry Men" includes a section on jury behavior that I believe will be pertinent to the topic. I want my students to get excited about literature. The best way to do that is to choose something that they will relate to. With a house full of young, hopeful lawyers-to-be, I can't see how this play could miss.

Ms. W.
Grades 9-12
  • Washington Irving High School
  • New York, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Twelve Angry Men: 30 pack and unit • Prestwickhouse $212.50 1 $212.50
Readings on Twelve Angry Men (The Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to American Literature) Russ Munyon,Russ Munyon (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $30.33 1 $30.33
Twelve Angry Men: DVD • $10.65 1 $10.65
Twelve Angry Men: Paperback • Prestwickhouse $6.25 10 $62.50

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