This unit is a semester long unit on allusions. From showing how Taylor Swift "steals someone's thunder" to Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier's epic "waterloo," this unit has real life examples that are sure to engage your students. An adapted AP take on researching an allusion's origins and today's meaning, I utilize these as bell ringers one day each week, or some years as part of a flipped classroom experience; however, you can of course use them in whatever way best fits your class! There is an introduction section and 19 separate mini lectures about common allusions (a normal semester is 18 weeks long, plus one extra just in case!).
Allusion of the Week includes the following:
• 65 slides worth of lecture materials and instructor notes (both in PPT and PDF)
• Ideas for assessment
• Links to weekly mini lectures on my YouTube channel
• A quick “Allusion Match It” multiple choice quiz for an extra HW or Quiz grade
This unit comes ready to teach, with plenty of rigor and fun on your end without the prep!