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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
    Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream
    By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Constructing New Understanding Through Choral Readings of Shakespeare
    After reading The Tempest or any other play by William Shakespeare, students work in small groups to plan, compose, and perform a choral reading based on a character or theme.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts
    Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of nonviolent conflict-resolution is reinterpreted in modern texts. Homework is differentiated to prompt discussion on how nonviolence is portrayed through characterization and conflict. Students will be formally assessed on a thesis essay that addresses the Six Kingian Principles of Nonviolence.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Speaking Poetry: Exploring Sonic Patterns Through Performance
    Using their voices as interpretive instruments, students gain a deeper appreciation of the art of poetry as they prepare a recitation of the frequently anthologized poem "Those Winter Sundays."
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Stairway to Heaven: Examining Metaphor in Popular Music
    Students explore figurative language by examining the lyrics of popular songs.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Great Service-Learning Debate & Research Project
    Students debate about incorporating service-learning into their school's curriculum.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
    This lesson introduces students to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by having them examine the ideas of tragedy and tragic love by connecting the story to their own lives.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    You're the Top! Pop Culture Then and Now
    Students analyze the lyrics to Cole Porter's "You're the Top!" and then update them to include current "tops" in pop culture.