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In this reading project worksheet, students read a biography, autobiography, or memoir and think of the person's life as a movie. Students create a picture for scenes from that person's life. Students include a caption or explanation describing the experience being framed and a quotation from the text.
Students read various poems dealing with hidden children during the Holocaust. Using the texts, they discuss the poems meaning with their classmates. They present their information to the class taking turns on who is speaking. They write their own poem using the information they gathered during the lesson.
Student explain how geographic and cultural settings influence a person's identity. They compare and contrasting Esmeralda Santiago's Puerto Rican self with her American self by participating in a close reading of the text and writing a persuasive essay based on their reading.
Ninth graders compose journal entries that relate to interview topics working in pairs interviewing each other. They create ten interview questions on their own as well as deliver presentations about their interviews of one another. Each student interviews their grandfather for evaluation.
Fourth graders study the American Revolution and several key aspects and people involved in it. In this American Revolution lesson, 4th graders study the land grant for British colonists. Students read the 'The Legend of Kate Fowler' and summarize the major events of the legend in a flow chart. Students read quotes from Nathanael Greene's memoirs and study a map of South Carolina. Students discuss the idea of colonists as Tories. Students complete Venn Diagrams as assessment for the lesson.
Tenth graders consider the move westward. In this Westward Movement lesson, 10th graders compare and contrast the experiences of 2 pioneers by creating t-charts. Students analyze diaries, photographs, and political cartoons that capture the pioneer experience and write essays about the comparison.
Students create a drawing from a written description to examine images of China in European art. For this art analysis lesson, students create a visual image from a written description of an object. Students compare their image to the one depicted in The Astronomers tapestry. Students discuss how European artisans invented scenes of China.