Name Geneology Essay
Young scholars research the meaning of their names and write an essay about their findings.
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Composing a Life: Autobiography and Maya Angelou
Students read autobiographical works and complete various activities. In this Maya Angelou lesson, students read "Still I Rise" to create an impression of the poet. Students read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and extend vocabulary,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Comparison of Women Writers From the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
Learners compare and contrast the literature of the Republic of Korea to that of the United States with an emphasis on women writers. For this women writers lesson, students complete a 30 page packet of analysis activities for women...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Kindred Teacher Guide
A teacher's guide for Kindred provides instructors with a wealth of materials to enrich either a full-class reading or independent study of Octavia E. Butler's popular science fiction novel. The activities are designed to encourage...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Heritage Study: Using Information Resources to Research Family History and Traditions
Young scholars research their family history through ethnographical study. They locate information through a variety of sources, interview people, write a report and present an oral presentation to the class.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Thinking About Diversity: One Student's View
Students are asked how would you describe your yourself (Racial/Ethnic). Students read Little Boxes, where it is discussed that the author describes that backgrounds of her parents. They continue to read where they still need to come...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Narrating the Compson Family Decline and the Changing South
Students analyze the novel, "The Sound and the Fury," written by iam Faulkner, tracing the changing South. Through the narrative structure, the point of view, and the relationship between change and characterization, students view the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts