RL.9-10.6

Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

 
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Comparing and Contrasting Abraham and Okonkwo's Sacrificial Acts

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the complexities of faith and the responsibility of fatherhood.

 
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Shocking Rituals of the Nacirema

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How would you describe the rituals of our everyday, American lives? This essay takes a surprising tack.

 
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history of the indian tribes of north america
   

Mapping a Place: Afghanistan at a Crossroads (Day 1 of 2)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why should we care about Afghanistan? My students will begin to ask each other this important question.

 
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Western Influences on Chinua Achebe: The Second Coming and Things Fall Apart (Day 2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the western poem "The Second Coming" to find clues about the African novel, "Things Fall Apart."

 
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a waste of desert sand
   

Temptation in the Garden: An Introduction to Paradise Lost

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Thematic Connections and Artistic Choices in Paradise Lost
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Thematic Connections and Artistic Choices in Paradise Lost
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Wait, Satan is the hero? What was Milton thinking?

 
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Reflecting on our Essential Question, Anthem Jeopardy, and Test (Day 7)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

All students are winners today on the jeopardy game and on the assessment

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Evil and Damned: It sounds like witchcraft, but it's literary analysis.

 
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evil
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students read for information AND A student becomes the teacher and serves as a guest speaker on Indian culture

 
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student speaker
   

Maus Chapter 3 and 4: Who Would I be? What Would I do? (Day 3 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Holocaust! How could it happen? Students explore the role of Jews, Poles, and Germans in occupied Poland--what would you do?

 
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visual resource
   

The Costs and Benefits of Imperialism: Heart of Darkness (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening: Imperialism Seminar
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Speaking and Listening: Imperialism Seminar
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today we will begin looking at various accounts of western imperialism in Africa with one of the most significant literary texts written on the subject: Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

 
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Maus Chapter 2: Communists and Nazis, who do we fear?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate 1930s Polish politics: who is the greater threat? Communists or Nazis?

 
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evidence from the text
   

Allies or Enemies: Analysis of a Complex Brotherhood in The Kite Runner

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding these characters requires both cross-cultural understanding of Afghanistan's culture AND of timeless issues in friendship and brotherhood.

 
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Analyzing Character Development and Point of View in Chapter 2 (Day 1 of 2 Days)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations Ch. 1-6: Foundation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations Ch. 1-6: Foundation
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
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Is Oknokwo's Chi to Blame? Finding Textual Evidence to Support Conclusions

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Big Changes are happening to Okonkwo and in Umuofia. Students will examine the impact of these changes on the characters in Things Fall Apart.

 
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colonial school
   

Different Culture, Different Roles: Women in Two Societies

10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Are women's roles the same around the world? To answer this question, students will compare roles of women in Mali and in America.

 
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abitou and me
Common Core ELA
 
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