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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future
    After reading John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player," students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blogtopia: Blogging about Your Own Utopia
    Students work together to create their own utopias, using blogs as the primary source of publication.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building Vietnam War Scavenger Hunts through Web-Based Inquiry
    Students research the effects of the Vietnam war on a specific group of people who were involved. They then create Internet scavenger hunts to share with the class.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Communicating on Local Issues: Exploring Audience in Persuasive Letter Writing
    Students will research a local issue, and then write letters to two different audiences, asking readers to take a related action or adopt a specific position on the issue.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Audience and Purpose with a Single Issue
    Students explore the concepts of audience and purpose by focusing on an issue that divided Americans in 1925, the debate of evolution versus creationism raised by the Scopes Monkey Trial.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Consumerism Where Ads and Art Intersect
    Students add up the effect of images and persuasive language to analyze the art and words in advertisements.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire
    Use Dr. Seuss's The Butter Battle Book as an accessible introduction to satire. Reading, discussing, and researching this picture book paves the way for a deeper understanding of Gulliver's Travels.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Reading Literature in Translation: Beowulf as a Case Study
    Using several translations of the same passage of Beowulf, this lesson introduces students to the idea that translation is not an objective practice, but that it involves "imaginative reconstruction."
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Seuss and Silverstein: Posing Questions, Presenting Points
    Students will enjoy this blast from the past as they read the works of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein to analyze the way social issues are addressed in selected works.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    That's Not Fair! Examining Civil Liberties With the U.S. Supreme Court
    Students have the right to have fun in this lesson in which they create a PowerPoint presentation about civil rights and the Supreme Court.

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