Fear, and Conquering Fear

This Fear, and Conquering Fear unit also includes:

The Lord of the Flies and The Kite Runner are the core texts in a unit that asks learners to examine various texts that show how fear can be a destructive force or it can be an agent of change. Individuals they design a project that shows how they would conquer their own fears.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide class members with a copy of "The Litany Against Fear" from Frank Herbert's Dune
  • Add Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn to the reading list for the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure a protocol is in place for a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • Investigate the on-campus and community support services available for those who need support with issues brought up by the readings and discussions
  • Requires access to the film The Diary of Anne Frank
Pros

  • The 70-page packet includes a table of contents that makes it easy to locate specific resources
  • Includes a thoughtful list of resources 
Cons

  • The unit relies heavily on a lecture format
  • Does not include questions to prompt discussion