10th Grade English(21 Units, 157 Lessons)
Big Idea: Surveys and Seating Charts and Syllabi. Oh my! Students will address one of the "Big Questions" for the year to get them thinking about their origins (their lives and goals), cultural origins (myths), and story origins (plot and themes).
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Big Idea: How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.
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Big Idea: Heroic Villain or Villainous Hero? Through reading a Navajo myth, students will identify the traits of a Trickster and extend to other examples of the archetype.
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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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Big Idea: Did aliens leave the big glass-and-steel building in your city until they return? Today, students draft the story of how and why something came to be.
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Big Idea: Was the statue of the soldier in the town square carved to give his ghost a home? Today, students evaluate a peer's story of how and why something came to be.
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Big Idea: Was the river in the center of town carved when the god of water and boardgames dropped his bowling ball to Earth? Today, students conclude their stories of how and why something came to be.
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