This is my unit for teaching Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. It is 18 days long, not including the test. All media is from YouTube and cannot be included due to copyright.
This unit has students discuss the novel in Socratic Seminars, learn about the Vietnam War through media such as Forest Gump, study literary techniques such as characterization and irony, read and compare war poetry to the novel, learn how to write a letter, and learn about the author.
Included in this unit is:
18 PowerPoint / KeyNote presentations
7 Handouts in Mac Pages and Microsoft Word
8 Short Answer Quizzes in the PowerPoints
1 50-Question, Multiple-Choice Test with answer key in Mac Pages and Microsoft Word
Unit Outline detailing how to teach the novel and use the material