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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
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English / Language Arts
8
Middle (6-8)

In this module middle school students analyze a famous work by Mark Twain to determine if it is a satire or humorous work.

This module works well with a unit on genres or American literature. It offers an opportunity teach thinking about content, putting that thinking into writing, and...

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Summit Public Schools
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English / Language Arts
6
Middle (6-8)

Students write a myth that describes something specific about our world (e.g., a natural phenomenon like why it snows in winter, the creation of the earth, or a past event). Students create a visual representation of their myth and participate in a gallery walk.

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Kimba Rael
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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

This module draws from a National Endowment for the Humanities unit plan for Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" and blends this focus with additional study of three of Chopin's short stories: "The Story of an Hour," "Desiree's Child,"and "The Storm."

Through the study of one author, students...

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Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)
Linda Muller
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History / Social Studies
U.S. History
6, 7, 8
Middle (6-8)

The Johnstown Flood of 1889 was one of Pennsylvania's greatest disasters. This module features using "The Johnstown Flood", a historical non-fiction text written by author David McCullough, as a book backdrop. Students will evaluate evidence from McCullough's book and other primary and secondary...

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Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC)
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English / Language Arts
11, 12
High (9-12)

Students read the novel Wuthering Heights and analyze the major cultural issues that arise in the novel, including questions of race, class, and gender.

Additionally, students may want to compare the elements of the romance between the couples (Catherine and Heathcliff, Catherine...

Curriculum Embedded Task
Summit Public Schools
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History / Social Studies
U.S. Government
12
High (9-12)

In this task, students will select and conduct research on an elected official who represents them at the federal level – a member of the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate.

Students will then choose a relevant issue or a current piece of legislation and convey their viewpoints...