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Pink Floyd and the Carpe Diem Theme
Learners listen to Pink Floyd's "Time" in order to apply the theme of carpe diem to other works of literature and to their own life.
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The Metamorphosis: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis
Historically, Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis has been difficult for many readers to grasp. From the difficult translation issues to the complex plot and themes, the novel's message and story can be lost when learners can't get their...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tuck Everlasting: Concept Analysis
Base your unit about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting on a helpful concept guide. Detailing the literary elements as well as any possible affective issues for instruction, the guide would be a great way to begin planning your lessons.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Lesson on the Declaration of Independence
What does it mean to say that a right is unalienable? How did the founding fathers convey this revolutionary concept in the Declaration of Independence? Engage in a close reading and analysis of the Declaration of Independence, and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review 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
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 2
If you only read a poem once, you'll miss many levels of analysis and comprehension. High schoolers finish reading "The Passionate Shepard to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe, and discuss the ways that the poem's organization contributes...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dead Poets Society: Socratic Seminar Discussion
Peter Weir's classic film, Dead Poet's Society, provides the text for a socratic discussion of the wisdom of the "Carpe Diem" philosophy. After viewing and discussing the film, individuals select one poem mentioned in the film and...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
This is a very much detailed five-day plan on writing portrait poems. Throughout, class members review figurative language and work systematically to develop their poems. The teacher provides rubrics for the poem as well as a portrait...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable