This 48 page text triangulation activity includes all you need to create six stations as a two or three day exploration of a variety of types of media/text that are all based around the theme of light vs dark or finding the light in the darkness.
This is a great introduction to a Holocaust unit and includes excerpts from Elie Wiesel's Night, Book Thief, Dracula, Prisoner B-3087 as well as song lyrics from every genre including Rascal Flatts, Pink Floyd and the more contemporary songs of Gungor and Bastille.
This has students explore images, quotes, poetry, lyrics, fiction and non-fiction as they analyze the sources of light and dark in each.
Common Core Aligned:
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.