High schoolers research Hawaiian culture and compare Hawaiian proverbs with those of another culture. They write their own proverbs and translate them into Hawaiian or another Polynesian language. They create a visual display of their research.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 21
". . .the chickens have come home to roost." Chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the focus of this lesson. Readers use their worksheets to record evidence of character development and Haley's stylistic choices that increase...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
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9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
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11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 12th Social Studies & History