Ain't That America
Students focus on the writing traits of idea development and word choice. In this 6 traits of writing lesson, students compare themes of American history found in the song "Pink Houses" to their lives today as they rewrite the song lyrics.
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Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The House on Mango Street Activity Pack
Enrich a unit on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros with a selection of related activities. The packet contains nine activities that go from pre-reading through wrapping up the novel. Young readers work on studying author's...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Of Mice and Men
Lead your class through John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with a comprehensive guide. The resource starts out with an anticipation guide and includes a background study guide, vocabulary section with practice, novel guide, and several...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Characterization and Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?"
What does a speech reveal about the speaker? Pupils explore this question and more as they conduct a close reading of Sojourner Truth's speech. Class members activate a series of skills related to the Common Core as they analyze the...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review An Introduction to Bhabha’s The Location of Culture
Is there any such thing as a culture without some degree of hybridization? Homi K. Bhabha maintains that all cultures, particularly post-colonial, experience cultural hybridity that reflect in an individual's personal identity. Learn...
4 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable