The Door Guard
In this creative writing worksheet, learners use the prompt about a noise behind a castle door to write a creative short story.
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Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Explore the wonders of County Claire, Ireland's Bunratty Castle. Through pictures and in-depth descriptions, go on a journey to see the exterior and interior of the castle. Learn why the grand castle was built, what materials were used...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Retrieved Reformation
Use O. Henry's short story "A Retrieved Reformation" as a way to discuss identity and if a person can change his or her identity. Learners read the story and respond to text-based questions as well as questions that are referred to as...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Advocacy for Green Urbanism
Encourage advocacy and involvement in public policy. The lesson described here lays out a detailed plan for creating strong democratic citizens. Class members discuss the different types of citizens, complete two graphic organizers about...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Learners are given an overview of the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, the tenets of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the rejection of the "separate but equal" doctrine by Brown v. Board of Education with this instructional activity.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Farewell to Manzanar
Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed