This is a Of Mice and Men unit, which includes the following:
*24 slide prezi introducing the unit and Of mice and Men - Within this are several video clips introducing the great depression, the dust bowl, and homelessness.
*Worksheet that follows the prezi - 2 pages
*Unit cover page.
*Ideas for how to implement unit.
*Vocabulary for Of Mice and Men and possible activities.
*Link to my smore flyer, which includes photos, an article (Lessons from the Dust Bowl for Hurricane Survivors from ABC News), a video (Dust Storm strikes America - History.com), along with other various information.
*Questions that go with the previous flyer.
*All of these these previously listed items in a word document. If you do not want to use the flyer, cannot use it because your class doesn't have access to computers, or if it becomes inaccessible they are all here and you can put them in any order you want or create something with them.
*Dialectical journal pages on theme, characterization, symbolism, and and conflict.
*Novel Elements worksheet
*End of unit essay prompt. (Response to literature)
*Graphic organizer for essay.
*Transition words to help with essay.
*Possibility of an extension activity
*Of Mice and Men novel
This unit includes a prezi. Prezi is similar to a power point presentation, but better in so many ways. This prezi introduces students to the short story "Flowers for Algernon" along with learning disabilities, animal and human testing, and intellectual testing.
I have used this lesson with my 8th grade students, both mild/moderate sped. and general education students. The visuals, clips and songs make this more accessible for a variety of learners, hitting many modalities. My students found this engaging and were able to have thoughtful discussions on topics presented. I have 49 minute periods and used approximately 20 periods for this lesson, including the extension activity. The length depends on discussions and how much you have your students work together. This lesson would also be appropriate for 7-9th grade students.
I hope this unit engages your students as it did mine!
**This is a zip file, so you will need to know how to unzip. I have a free download on how to do this and tpt also provides instructions on how to unzip. If you are using a PC, getting the prezi downloaded may take several minutes, so please be patient. If you are on a mac it is almost instantaneous.