Title: United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology of World War I
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents. They create a documentary slideshow outlining the circumstances surrounding the U.S. entry into World War I.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US11 (11) 4:
Title: Pioneer Values in Willa Cather's ''My Antonia''
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students learn about the social and historical context of Willa Cather's My Antonia. They work in groups to explore Cather's commentary on fortitude, hard work, faithfulness, and other values that we associate with pioneer life.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 35:
Title: 'The Red Badge of Courage'': A New Kind of Realism
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students compare specific excerpts from Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage to first-hand accounts of Civil War battles, in text and images. They also list elements of Crane's style that contribute to the novel's realism. To conclude, they create a first-person account that employs the basic stylistic characteristics of The Red Badge of Courage.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 32:
Title: Critical Ways of Seeing ''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' in Context
This lesson, from EDSITEment, asks students to combine Internet historical research with critical reading. They then produce several writing assignments exploring what readers see in Huckleberry Finn and why they see it that way.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 31:
Title: George Washington: The Living Symbol
The goals of this lesson, from EDSITEment, are to examine the life and legend of George Washington as reflected in his writings and in popular commemorations of his accomplishments, to investigate his contribution to the legend that has grown up around him, to explore some of the meanings that have been attached to Washington through the course of American history, and to present a statement of findings.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 3:
Title: The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in 1805.
Students look at Kenneth Holder's paintings of the Lewis and Clark trail and transform their notes into a descriptive paragraph as if they were a member of the expedition.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 23: