Learners interview people who work in a variety of fields and explore the requirements, opportunities, and unique characteristics of their jobs. As preparation, they brainstorm what they think the expression "invisible worker" might mean.
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Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats"
“It was a miracle.” Basil Heatter’s “The Long Night of the Little Boats,” which details the miraculous rescue of the British army from the shores of Dunkirk in 1940, is featured in a series of exercises that ask class members to read,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Farewell to Manzanar
Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Grapes of Wrath - Discussion & Writing Activities
Add a great resource to your collection of The Grapes of Wrath curriculum materials. A thorough packet contains loads of useful suggestions, whether you use the novel as an anchor text, as a reading circle option, or as independent reading.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
The Rights of Workers in the United States: Understanding Modern-day Slavery
Slavery is alive and flourishing with more people enslaved that ever before. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world. Such statistics are sure to sober class members as they use the links provided by a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Reading Comprehension Quiz: The Wealth of Nations
Want to read about one of the most influential books ever published? Would you believe it is an economics book? For a self-check, comprehension quiz, readers examine a Wikipedia article about Adam Smith’s, The Wealth of Nations. They...
12th English Language Arts