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Unit TitleAuthor

2019


Dawning of A Sunrise

Valerie Adams
Keywords: Critical thinking, Drama, ELA, fables, folktales, frame story, frame tale, Middle East, multi-intelligence, narrative, pair, Personal Identity, poetry, Reading, share, short stories, South Asia, storytelling, think, writing

Come for It! An Introduction to Poetry and Poetics

Robert McClung
Keywords: anthology, close reading, collaborative learning, independent learning, modern poetry, poetry

Poets Imagining the City

Sally O’Brien
Keywords: imagination, Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, poetry, writing prompt

Poetry is my Jam!: Teaching Text Analysis through Poetry and Music

Keeler Park
Keywords: analysis, creative texts, critical vocabulary, Music, poetry

Borders and Doorways: Using Poetry of Constraint to Explore Boundaries and Possibilities

Sophia Renda
Keywords: analysis, collaborative learning, poetry, writing portfolio

2018


Philosophy and Literature Unit Plan

Kimberly Sweeney
Keywords: ELA activity, ethics, philosophy

Critical Thinkers Are World Changers

Charlette Walker
Keywords: Analyzing arguments, character development, Critical thinking, ELA activity, empowerment, ethical responsibility, ethics, Morality, Personal Identity, philosophical chairs, philosophy, social justice

The Great Gatsby & Media Literacy

David Jennis
Keywords: "The Great Gatsby", Cinematography, Creative Writing, Drama, Entertainment industry, Media, Reading, Screen writing

Reds in Tinseltown: The Cold War, Hollywood, and Blacklisting

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: American History, Cinematography, Cold War, Entertainment industry, Media, Media Strategies, Media Studies, Politics, Pop culture, Propaganda, World politics, World War II

Everyone’s a Critic: Asking Meaningful Research Questions through Film

Keeler Park
Keywords: Cinematography, Creative Writing, developing research questions, Entertainment industry, essay, film, film in the classroom, Media, outline, Pop culture, public speaking, Reading, Research, research project, student choice, writing

Socratic Philosophy for Kids

Krystle Birdsall
Keywords: Analyzing arguments, Critical thinking, ELA activity, ethics, Making connections, Morality, Personal Identity, Philoslphy of science, philosophy, Questioning, social studies

Reading Philosophy in The Hate U Give

Amanda Schear
Keywords: Critical thinking, ELA activity, Making connections, Personal Identity, philosophy, Questioning, social justice

2017


Be the Hero of Your Journey

Terry Anne Wildman
Keywords: Creative Writing, History, Literature

Life on Spinning Rocks

Maya Bhagat
Keywords: alien, astronomy, Earth Science, geology, planets

2016


Exploring Biography through an Author Study: Jan Brett

Charlena Watson

2015


Bomba and Chicken: Afro-Latinas in the United States

Pat Mitchell-Keita-Doe
Keywords: Afro latinas, Afro-latin culture, Bomba, Bomba dance, chicken

Causes of the Haitian Revolution revealed in primary sources and its challenges on a fragile structure of an imperialist nation

Kathleen Radebaugh
Keywords: Creole, Haiti, Haitian Revolution, imperialist, Politics

Un-Zombied and Magically Black: A Kaleidoscope of the African-American’s Supernatural World

Wendi Mungai Umoren
Keywords: African American History, African American literature, Enlightenment, Human Experimentation, Kindred, science fiction, Scientific Racism

African-American Narratives Exploratory: Detective Gazes & Futuristic Furies

Bonnee Breese Bentum
Keywords: African American literature, African-American authors, African-American heroes, Barbara Neely, Cosmic Slop, detective fiction, Easy Rawlins, fantasy, Great American Migration, Octavia Butler, race in fiction, Samuel Delany, science fiction, snitches, speculative fiction, time travel, UbD, Understanding by Design, Walter Mosley

“Mystery and Detective Literature Activities” “That’s Elementary, My Dear Watson”

Karen J. Burrell
Keywords: literacy, literature activities, literature genres, problem solving