Tenth graders identify types of support for definition essays, brainstorm ideas to gather support for a definition essay, and draw on their ideas/assumptions about tyranny from Julius Caesar to write an essay of definition on tyranny.
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Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776
What were the conditions that led to the American Revolution? What are the conditions that lead to revolution in other times and places? Class members examine primary source materials and use evidence drawn from these documents to craft...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World History Research Paper
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Lesson on the Declaration of Independence
What does it mean to say that a right is unalienable? How did the founding fathers convey this revolutionary concept in the Declaration of Independence? Engage in a close reading and analysis of the Declaration of Independence, and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching Animal Farm
All animals are comrades in a thorough unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. With reading comprehension questions, research project ideas, resources for building prior knowledge about the Russian Revolution, and many ways to extend...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
More than a Metaphor: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
Students focus on the concept of allegory by using George Orwell's, "Animal Farm." The similarities and differences of allegories and metaphors. The length of the piece is the substantial difference which is exemplified in this lesson.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Art of Persuasion-Analysis of Argument
Analyze advertising techniques in order to pinpoint persuasive strategies that writers use. These same techniques are then examined in persuasive speeches. You will have to find your own advertisements, but speeches are included. Finish...
9th - 11th English Language Arts