RL.9-10.7

Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden's "Musée des Beaux Arts" and Breughel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).

 
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Two mediums, one topic: Comparing the treatment of setting in "The Most Dangerous Game" and a movie clip

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students become book and movie critics to analyze and compare an author and a producer’s portrayal of a setting

 
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Heroes: Sandwiches or People--Introduction to the Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A hero is more than a sandwich in today's lesson as students examine the characteristics of heroes.

 
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Free Verse and Figurative Language: Understanding Whitman's Use of Metaphor

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Whistling while we work, singing while we study, we analyze Whitman's poetry.

 
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Getting "Moody" by Analyzing Word Choices in "The Most Dangerous Game"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Authors manipulate mood and students discover how, by collecting evidence

 
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Masking Fear: A Focus on Setting in Poe's "Masque of the Red Death"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The setting of "Masque of the Red Death" reflects the themes of the piece: time is fleeting, madness takes its toll.

 
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10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What happens to a dream deferred; how does the concept of "dreams" develop in "A Raisin in the Sun"? Whose dreams are met; whose are deferred?

 
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Temptation in the Garden: Analyzing the Serpent's Rhetorical Strategies in 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:

Some characters just get a bad rap...or is it deserved?

 
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Making The Story "Real": Film Analysis of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In 1964, Rod Sterling exposed American audiences to the film version of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Today, students make prediction and judge how the film "holds up."

 
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Picture the Poem: Creating a Poetry Tableau

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Assessing skills from "The Scarlet Ibis" and Analyzing "A Voice"
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Assessing skills from "The Scarlet Ibis" and Analyzing "A Voice"
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A poem comes to life and walks right off of the page as students develop movements, facial expression and intonation to convey theme and tone.

 
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Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What mythical origins might the local lake, river, or tourist attraction have? After review of the myths they have read, students begin to plan for writing their own creation myth.

 
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Comparing Shakespeare's Play to Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Viewing a movie as a text is entertaining and educational.

 
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Character Visualization: "To Kill a Mockingbird in Film"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students begin to walk a mile in another's shoes, viewing the characters of the 1962 "To Kill a Mockingbird" film.

 
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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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jeopardy game board
   

Perceptions, Actions, and Power in Of Mice and Men

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions Of Mice and Men
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions Of Mice and Men
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Who has the power in of Mice and Men? I'll let the students decide.

 
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Family Conflict: Understanding Theme in "A Raisin in the Sun"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As conflict is unavoidable in drama, so it is inevitable in families--today students examine conflict as theme.

 
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