Title: Understanding Stream of Consciousness in "Bread" by Margaret Atwood
In this lesson students will explore the impact of narrative technique on a work of stream of consciousness in a modern essay. By the end of the lesson, students will evaluate how an author uses stream of consciousness and shifts from scene to scene extending the meaning and significance of a motif.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (11) 21:
Title: Faulkner's ''As I Lay Dying'': Form of a Funeral
This unit of five lessons, from EDSITEment, features lessons exploring the narrative voices and social concerns in William Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying. In these lessons, students explore Faulkner's place in American literary history, research Faulkner's Southin the context of the historical South, and understand the use of multiple voices in narration.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 9:
Title: 'Hamlet'' Meets ''Chushingura'': Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
This lesson, from EDSITEment, contains two activities for students to explore similarities and differences between cultures by comparing Shakespearean and Bunraku/Kabuki dramas. These activities involve literary comparison of Hamlet and the Japanese drama Chushingura, and analyses of different cinematic and theatrical adaptations of both plays.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 29:
Title: Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's ''The Crucible''
In this EDSITEment lesson, students consider how Arthur Miller interpreted the facts of the Salem witch trials and how he successfully dramatized them in his play, The Crucible. Students examine some of Miller's historical sources: biographies of key players and transcripts of the Salem Witch trials themselves. The students also read a summary of the historical events in Salem and study a timeline. The students then read The Crucible itself.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 2:
Title: African Americans After World War I: Had Race Relations Changed?
This lesson, from EDSITEment, explores the state of race relations in the U.S. before, during, and after World War I. Students consider the discrimination African-American volunteers faced at home and in the military and, after conducting research using an online database, they take a stand on the state of race relations at this time.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US11 (11) 5:
Title: Paying Attention to Technology: Writing Technology Autobiographies
This lesson plan asks students to pay attention to the technologies they use. They graphically map their interactions with technology and compose narratives of their most significant interactions with technology.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 26:
Title: Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy
By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 40:
Title: Author Eve Bunting was born in Ireland in 1928.
Students listen to a news article about the LA race riots and then read '' Smoky Night'' to discuss how a younger observer might be affected by these events and their perceptions.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 18:
Title: Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967.
After discussing a statement made by Thurgood Marshall, students consider each piece of the comment and create a K-W-L chart to begin an investigation with other resources.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (11) 29:
Title: Gold was discovered in California in 1848.
Students read letters from the Gold Rush and follow up by writing an imaginary letter to a family member about their experience using the Letter Generator.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 22:
Title: Diarist Samuel Pepys was born.
Students write diary entries and revisit the entries as if it were a hundred years from now. Students then brainstorm and write paragraphs about life in the 21st century.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 21: