Karyn's Wings: Objects and Symbols

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A set of airline wings were discovered in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Those wings belonged to an airline worker and now symbolizes an integral part of the traumatic day. Scholars investigate two websites to gain insight into the attacks, airline wings, answer a series of questions, and write an essay about symbolism and its ability to change over time.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom; assign informative links to be viewed as homework then continue the lesson the next day 
  • Post reading response questions on a classroom blog
  • Invite pupils to bring in a special item that reflects them and share its importance to the class 
Classroom Considerations
  • Confirm the level of appropriateness for your learners prior to conducting the lesson 
  • Inform parents and guardians of the lesson's topic so they are prepared to answer questions their child may have
  • The lesson encourages pupils' ability to wok independently  
  • Teacher directions are clear and concise 
  • Beware of broken links