Students explore African-American art by researching, preparing and presenting reports on particular artists. They analyze what they have learned through the lens of modernism.
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African American Involvement in World War II
What was the role of African Americans in World War II? How were these roles influenced by and manipulated by racial attitudes of the 1930s and 1940s? Class groups locate and analyze primary source materials before using GoogleDocs or...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Lesson Before Dying: What Makes a Book Great?
How can you define the greatness of a novel? Have kids evaluate A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines in the context of other literature that they consider to be great. Once they discuss whether the novel will stand the test of time,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Common Ground Gets Harder To Come By
Fractured or fragmented? Are Americans at risk of losing a common culture? Has the seemingly infinite number of choices available to American media users created cultural divides or given people a chance to experience a wide variety of...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Water Cycle Word Study
Examine the written similarities in the words used to describe the water cycle. The focus is on suffixes and prefixes as a way to gain understanding of the new vocabulary terms. Some of the words included are evaporation, transpiration,...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable