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Teaching From the Sumerians to Shakespeare to Twain: Why fart jokes never get old

From the Sumerians to Shakespeare to Twain: Why fart jokes never get old

They're rude, crude and uncouth. So what makes farts so funny?\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Literature Set: Shakespeare's Comedies (Text 3)</u> -- This text provides background information and context that can help students better understand Shakespeare's plays. In this article, the author uses a philosophical lens to explore why people tend to laugh certain jokes. Students will also consider how ideas about humor have persisted over time. Assign this this text to students after they have read Act II of one of Shakespeare’s comedies.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/Teaching%20Guides/Teaching%20Guide%20Shakespeare%27s%20Comedies%20Lit%20Set%20Guide.pdf">Click here to downloa

James Spiegel
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What makes something funny?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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