This lesson walks students through analysis of a short story ("The Horseman in the Sky), a poem (The Man He Killed), and the interview of a veteran discussing "moral injury". After exploring the separate selections, students are asked to compare and contrast the themes of all three.
The skills it focuses on are:
TEKS: English II. 2(A): compare and contrast differences in similar themes expressed in different time periods
English II. 3: Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
English II. 8: Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to analyze the controlling idea and specific purpose of a passage and the textual elements that support and elaborate it, including both the most important details and the less important details.
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