We found 262 resources with the concept symbolism
Touching Spirit Bear: The Literary Mandala
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewEven someone with a dark side can make a good decision—and vice versa. Readers explore Cole's traits and decisions in Ben Mikaelson's Touching Spirit Bear and analyze his sunside and shadowside. They identify a symbol that best...
A Search for Symbolism in The Great Gatsby
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
After reading The Great Gatsby, groups return to the text and note passages where Fitzgerald uses symbols and color imagery in his narrative. They then develop a presentation that explains the context, the implications, and possible...
Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar
11th - 12th
The 41 slides in a professional development seminar model how to use close reading techniques to examine the many layers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. In addition to passages from the novel, slides provide biographical...
Why Should You Read James Joyce's "Ulysses"?
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What is Bloomsday? Why would thousands travel to Dublin on this day to visit sites depicted in a novel that is ridiculously hard to read? Why even bother with reading such a book? Find out by viewing a short video that suggests the...
Motivating the Population: Propaganda during World War I
11th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the government garner support for World War I? As part of a study of The War to End All Wars, class members analyze propaganda posters from the time and identify the persuasive devises use to generate sympathy and support....
Lord of the Flies: The End of Innocence
7th - 12th
Boys become beasts in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Explore their progressive transition with a collection of materials for a novel unit, including a presentation with background information, lessons on literary elements from the book, and reading assessments.
Teacher Guide for Faster Passage: "Sympathy" and "Caged Bird" Poetry
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Prepare class members for formative assessments of student thinking in reading (FAST-R) with a resource that compares Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" and Maya Angelou's "Caged Bird." Readers respond to 10 multiple choice questions and...
"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 12
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Class members compare the final 30 minutes of Lucas's Star Wars: A New Hope with Act V of Doescher's play, William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope and consider how the choice of media influences viewers' impression of the...
September 11, 2001
K - 6th
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the World Trade Centers and discover the impact the events of 9/11 had on Americans and others world-wide. The lessons in the collection are organized and grouped by topic, and are perfect for a week-long study of September 11th. They are even designed to meet Common Core State Standards!
Symbols of Remembrance and Reflection
5th - 6th CCSS: Designed
Symbols have meaning, but their meaning can be different from person to person. After a grand conversation and viewing of an assortment of symbols, scholars create a commemorative banner to memorialize the heroes and victims of September...
Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh’s “1984” Commercial
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Known as one of the most iconic advertisements of the 20th century, Macintosh's "1984" commercial has become more of a social statement. Present the ad to a new audience of viewers with a lesson focused on identifying dystopian...