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Thematic Unit Plans : Inquiry Based Includes Poetry, Non-fiction, & Cool Film

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These inquiry-based thematic unit plans will add new voices to your discussion of the American Dream while examining three different artistic mediums. Your students will love this unit because they will be engaged by the powerful poems, the fascinating contemporary non-fiction, and one of the greatest documentaries ever made (which is also super popular with teenagers). You will love this unit because it will enable your students to dig deep on important essential questions and to add complexity to their understanding of those issues.

This twelve-day unit includes four different lessons on the American dream, a graded discussion, and a summative essay in which students will bring together everything they have learned from the unit. The following resources are all discounted when you buy them together

In Poetry Questions on the Harlem Renaissance: Race and the American Dream students will examine three challenging but accessible poems from the Harlem Renaissance. Click here to see the full-price version of this resource.

In Poetry Lesson on “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes, students will analyze this popular and powerful poem which expresses hope while also acknowledging the challenges of this country. Clickhere to see the full-price version of this resource.

In Class, Money, and Dreams: The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Dream students will analyze three poems two poems which question the idea of theAmerican Dream. Adding yet another perspective to the discussion, these poems are also popular with students. Click here to see the full-price version of this resource.

In Film Studies: Hoop Dreams Mini Unit students will watch a powerful documentary and complete close reading questions on a challenging, short, lyrical essay on the film. “Hoop Dreams” was named by Roger Ebert “the great American documentary.” Although the film is about basketball—it is also not really about basketball. The filmmakers followed two boys from the inner city for six years of their lives, documenting their struggles, heartbreak, and triumphs. Click here to see the full-price version of this resource.

BONUS ITEMS
Also included here (and not in any of the other products):
—a suggested unit schedule
—instructions and a rubric for a graded discussion
— a prompt for a summative essay
—and a graphic organizer for that essay

Get your students reading engaging contemporary non-fiction, studying film, analyzing poetry, writing argument essays, and looking for answers to some of the most important questions of our nation.

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