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Tenth graders explore the genre of Existential literature. In this literature lesson, 10th graders view portions of Fight Club and then read excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Kafka, Nietzche, and others existential thinkers. Students write an analytical comparative essay.
Learners discover the ideas of enlightenment by reading historical poetry. In this philosophical activity, students read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer while discussing the themes of the writing with classmates. Learners view the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day and complete several activities based on the characters and existential viewpoints from the film.
Progress through various aspects of the "The Beautiful Era" in this presentation. Political, technological, and scientific contexts surround the time of innovation and change in the world landscape. The short length of this slide show allows teachers to cover this topic in one or two class sessions.