Young scholars complete a worksheet on a historical figure of their choice. Using this information, they write an appropriate obituary of the person in German or other foreign language. They present the obituary to the class to end the lesson.
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Culminating Writing Project (Multi-Genre Final Portfolio)
Designed as the final project concluding a study of Mississippi Trial, 1955, readers select a character from Crowe's novel and craft a portfolio of six entries that reveal not only aspects of the character, but similarities between the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in the Spotlight
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is the most frequently cited novel for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Open Response Question. Those new to using the book and and veterans as well will find the teaching strategies, the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who is to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death?
Who's at fault? Friar Laurence? Lord Capulet? Friar John? As the culminating activity in a unit study of Romeo and Juliet, individuals craft an argumentative essay in which they assign blame for the deaths of Shakespeare's star-crossed...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Gone but not forgotten: using reference resources to write an obit
Ninth graders find facts about a person and write an obituary. They use a minimum of three facts from at least two different media sources (i.e. - text, electronic database, on-line encyclopedia, website, etc.) They select a famous...
9th English Language Arts
Joltin' Joe Has Left and Gone Away
Young scholars assess admirable qualities in entertainers. They discuss Joe DiMaggio's obituary, focusing on his accomplishments and place in American society. They research and create their own descriptive biographies of athletes and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts