Philanthropy, Literature and You
Students identify philanthropic acts in the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". They create a box of items that were found in the tree from the novel as well. They write journal reflections based on philanthropic acts they have done in their own life.
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Out Where the West Begins
Examine the mythology of the American West with Arthur Chapman's poem "Out Where the West Begins." Learners read the poem, answer text-dependent questions, and take some notes on a few more questions to prepare for a class discussion.
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How Prophet-able Are You? Ancient Advocates for Change
Learners read and analyze classical literature of the ancient Hebrew prophets dealing with societal injustices. They identify present-day prophets, and write an essay about how the common good would be affected if people listened to the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break
Explore film adaptation of literature with this instructional activity, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable