The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 4: Proverbs
"Eneke the bird says since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching." As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Paul Hernadi and Francis Steen's essay, "The Tropical Landscapes...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Becoming a Web Celeb
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Propaganda and Spin
How do you spin information to create propaganda? How is propaganda used in politics? Pupils explore the techniques used to sway public opinion, and use past and current ads as a model to design their own advertisements based on those...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Do people live up to (or down to) stereotypes? After reading a short article describing the results of two studies about stereotype-based expectations, class members use the provided discussion questions to launch a discussion of...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Women of the South in a changing society
Scarlett O’Hara, Melanie Hamilton, Aunt Pittypat. The siren, the saint, the airhead. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind contributes much to the stereotype most hold of southern women during the Civil War era. Class members access...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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