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Eleventh graders determine the causes and effects of persecution. They read The Crucible by Arthur Miller. They analyze the historical significance of persecution. They use technology to research types of persecution.
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Writing Exercises: Jews during the Middle Ages
After exploring the life of Jewish people in Europe during the Middle Ages, have the class complete three writing prompts. They'll compose three responses that discuss anti-Semitism, Jewish contribution, and persecution of Jewish people.
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #3
Your class is going to be discussing some hot topics today. This set of three essay questions covers multiple aspects of the conflict in the Middle East. They'll discuss the Iranian Hostage Crisis, define PLO (Palestine Liberation...
10th - 11th English Language Arts
New Review Refugees
What is the responsibility of a developed nation when it comes to an influx of foreign refugees? Analyze both sides of a controversial argument with a short reading passage and set of comprehension questions. After matching key terms to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Apprentices Masterpiece: Novel Analysis
Middle and high schoolers analyze The Apprentice's Masterpiece. Various proven pre, during, and post-teaching strategies are utilized to connect medieval history to our modern-day understanding of the persecution of minorities. Character...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Is Everyone Protected by the Bill of Rights?
Who is protected by the Bill of Rights? Learners examine the Bill of Rights and conduct research regarding gay people in the military. They use their research findings to prepare for and participate in a debate regarding the military ban...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Van Jones: Police Brutality
Develop an understanding of how the media and society are connected and responsible for the defense of universal human rights. Learners investigate and examine the conflicts of police brutality as it is portrayed in the media and through...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Depression or Oppression: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by C.P. Gilman
Eleventh graders read the short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" before researching women's issues that were prevalent during the twentieth century. They look for connections between women's issues and mental health issues, and discuss...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed