Personal Response to the European Ghetto
Students examine the characteristics of the ghettos during the Holocaust. Reading various texts on the subject, they gather important information related to the event. They create a visual project of the ghettos and shares them with the class.
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The Price of Personal Responsibility
A reading of Patrick Henry's "Speech in the Virginia Convention," Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience," and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" launch a discussion about the price one is willing to pay to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 2
Where to begin? The focus on this lesson plan in a series of units designed to help seniors compose a narrative response to a prompt found on the college Common Application, is on the techniques writers employ to craft an engaging...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide
Designed to accompany a reading of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the worksheets in this packet permit readers to keep notes on parallels between Lee's life and Scout's, on characters in the novel, and on chapter events.
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 13
To conclude their study of Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief,” class members use their notes and annotations to craft an expository essay response to the prompt, "Analyze how the interactions between Hundert and the Bells...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men
Here is a widely applicable set of materials to enhance any reading task. You'll find graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, a reading schedule, study guides, a story plot flow chart, and a character map....
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Scottsboro Boys and "To Kill a Mockingbird": Two Trials for the Common Core
Here's a must-have resource for anyone reading To Kill A Mockingbird or using Harper Lee's award-winning novel in a classroom. The packet contains Miss Hollace Ransdall's first-hand, factual account of the trials of the Scottsboro Boys,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable