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Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

 
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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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sacrifice
   

Western Influences on Chinua Achebe: The Second Coming and Things Fall Apart (Day 1 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 "Things Fall Apart."

 
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a waste of desert sand 1
   

History and Cultural Identity: Vocabulary for Maus by Art Spiegelman

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 the people and events that shaped and led to the Holocaust.

 
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day 1 intro
   

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
   

Introduction to Locating Sources

10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today is all about putting what students learned yesterday into practice: locating sources and creating source cards.

 
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students examining books in the library of congress
   

Dystopian Fiction as Social Commentary

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument: Analyzing and Creating Social Commentary
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument: Analyzing and Creating Social Commentary
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we transition to a new unit, we will spend time looking at the social commentary utilized in dystopian novels.

 
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1984polemiclists
   

Africa: Accessing Prior Knowledge to Prepare for Analyzing Things Fall Apart

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:

How many countries in Africa? Languages spoken? Religion? Famous writers, musicians, athletes? What do you know about Africa?

 
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africa
   

Research Basics—Crafting an Essential Question and Claim

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will revisit elements of past projects to develop an essential question and claim for an argumentative essay.

 
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developing an eq
   

Gathering Evidence to Write Arguments on Demand

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students prepare to meet the demands of "on demand" argumentative writing

 
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magnifying glass
   

Literature Circle Discussion Day: A Focus on Quizzes (Chapters 1-6)

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:

Beginning to explore "To Kill a Mockingbird" and drawing on each other, students start their literature circle discussions

 
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student illustrator example radley
   

Citing Your Sources: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Citations, MLA Style! An argument, no matter how well written, is meaningless without support.

 
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library photo
   

Finding Cultural Identity in History: Voices from the Past

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 engage in living history through listening to digital recordings and interviews.

 
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day 2 intro
   

Exploring the Tension and Issues of Gender Identity in Things Fall Apart

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:

Okonkwo's exile is a matter of feminine identity. Or is it? Crime and punishment as seen through the masculine and feminine in Things Fall Apart.

 
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bottles of oil
   

A Close Reading of Chinua Achebe's Obituary

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:

March 22, 2013 "Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82." Why did his write? Why is he a titan? Examine his obituary for answers.

 
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drummer
   

Viruses in the News: Ebola

Biology » Unit: Viruses
Biology » Unit: Viruses
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

I'm blogging this. In this lesson, you will research current events in science and write a blog post.

 
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ebola virus
Common Core ELA
 
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