Explore the elements of newspaper from the view of the front page. Young analysts create a front page of a newspaper geared toward teen readers. They use their inference skills to determine why some front pages are more eye-catching than others.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 2: Key Themes - The Second Coming
How does the cultural context of Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, connect to the context of William Bulter Yeats' poem, "The Second Coming" from which Achebe drew his title? Class members use the Syncon (synergistic convergence)...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Two Sides to Every Story: Day 1
The Vietnam war protests affected every aspect of 20th century mainstream culture. Seventh graders watch various protests and analyze how each one could have influenced shifts in music and verse. They read the short story "Stop the Sun"...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person)....
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 12 ELA Module 3
Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is one of the seminal works of historical nonfiction from the late 20th century. Use the author's claims and supporting evidence to guide your high school seniors through their own research project,...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
An Introduction to Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir is considered one of the first feminist philosophers and her book, The Second Sex, is known as one of the most important treatises on feminism. Introduce young philosophers to Beauvoir's ideas with a short video that...
3 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed