Christopher Arnett

Christopher Arnett
10th Grade English
157 Lessons
Geneva Community High School
Geneva, IL
Student Environment:
Suburban
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10th Grade English

(21 Units, 157 Lessons)
Reflective Writing About You: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know How To Succeed in This Class
 
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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Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"
 
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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Tricksters and Anti-Heroes: Analyzing Character Archetypes in "Coyote and the Buffalo"
 
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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Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review
 
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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Your Creation Myth Day 1: Drafting
 
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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Your Creation Myth Day 2: Peer Collaboration and Editing
 
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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Your Creation Myth Day 3: Writing a Final Copy
 
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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