Of Mice and Men

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Unit: Friendship and Family






Essential Questions: Responsibility and Accountability
  • What kinds of circumstances are truly beyond an individual's control and what options are truly within the realm of personal choice?
  • As an individual, or a society, what is our responsibility to people whose circumstances are beyond their control or cannot make choices for themselves?
  • What are our responsibilities to ourselves and our goals/dreams?
  • To what extent should people be held accountable for one's actions? When does the blame shift from self to society?
  • Student Generated EQ:
  • Student Generated EQ:

Speak

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Unit: Identity and Voice














Did you like the novel "Speak"
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Essential Questions: Conflict/Change/Empowerment
  • What internal or external forces may prevent individuals from speaking out about injustice?
  • What can individuals accomplish when they speak out?
  • In what ways can conflict lead to change or transformation?
  • How are individuals changed or transformed through their relationship with others?
  • Student Generated EQ:
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Romeo and Juliet

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Unit: Influence and Emotion



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Links

Shakespeare's Life and Times
Virtual Globe
Parent/Student Trait Mate Form
TAM "Star-Crossed Love"
Example of Juliet Blog
Shakespeare's Monologues
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A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

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Essential Questions: Love and Sacrifice
  • What is love?
  • Does love require sacrifice?
  • What is the relationship between love and trust or between love and loyalty?
  • What are the boundaries of love and sacrifice, and where does one draw the line between them?
  • What are the factors that move individuals, communities, or nations to great sacrifice and what are the consequences?
  • Student Generated EQ:
  • Student Generated EQ:

Monster

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Unit: Decision Making and Circumstance

Effective Decision Making

Prison Diaries

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Essential Questions: Decision and Consequences
  • What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?
  • How do we know how to make good decisions?
  • How can a person’s decisions and actions change his/her life?
  • How do the decisions and actions of characters reveal their personalities? How do decisions, actions,
and consequences vary depending on the different perspectives of the people involved?
  • Student Generated EQ:
  • Student Generated EQ:

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Unit: Values/Ethics and Loss of Innocence






Song Lyrics | Bob Dylan - THE DEATH OF EMMETT TILL lyrics





Atticus Quote





Graphic Organizers










Museum Box Organizer/Rubric/Explanation

Links


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Project Implicit Project Implicit

Maine History

This American Life-Perfect Evidence

This American Life-Take a negro home tonight

Quaint Southernisms


Essential Questions: Social Justice and Morals/Ethics/Values
  • What is social justice?
  • How are prejudice and bias created?
  • When should an individual take a stand against what he/she believes to be an injustice? What are the most effective ways?
  • What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and how does an individual's response to it reveal their morals, ethics, or values?
  • Student Generated EQ:
  • Student Generated EQ:

Freaks and Geeks

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BSRI

Vocabulary




Roots/Quizlet

Mr. Ryder's Roots List Documents

Literary Terms Flashcards



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Graphic Organizers














Papers of Significance

  • Event
  • Place
  • Person
  • Song/s

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Weld Summer Cabin

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