"The Essence of Life"
Students create writings using "sensory imagery", Japanese art, and Japanese music as a source for inspiration. This lesson includes meditative techniques that may be controversial.
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Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776
What were the conditions that led to the American Revolution? What are the conditions that lead to revolution in other times and places? Class members examine primary source materials and use evidence drawn from these documents to craft...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Zach’s Lie: Concept Analysis
If you're planning a unit on Roland Smith's Zach's Lie, be sure to incorporate a list of important literary elements into your curriculum. With a list of essential questions, literary themes, conflicts, and notes about setting, the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Communities on the Threshold of Change
Viewers of the short documentary Santa Cruz Del Islote consider how changes in climate and overfishing impact the life style of the 1,200 residents of a small island off the coast of Cartagena, Columbia.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Huckleberry Finn: A Unit Plan Second Edition
“Person attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted.” Ready to face prosecution, banishment, or execution? A five-week unit plan for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn awaits. A treasure trove of materials, including...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Tuesdays with Morrie: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis
New to using Tuesdays with Morrie? Check out this five-page resource that provides an overview Mitch Albom's book, its features, themes, and literary devices. The packet also includes suggestions for research projects.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Poetry and Ideas
Consider Robinson Jeffers' philosophy of life, which he called Inhumanism, by looking at two poems, "Credo" and "The Place for No Story," and an included handout. Class members discuss the meaning of Inhumanism and connect the ideas to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable