This unit seeks to answer the question: What is courage?
Assignment Sheet (pg. 1)
-Detailed instructions and an essay outline
Source 1 (pg. 2-7) Short Story
-A civil war short story by Stephen Crane that will get students immediately questioning their ideas of courage. Are all acts considered courageous?
-Accompanying list of vocab words (pg. 8)
-Questions to guide and assess reading (pg. 9)
Source 2 (pg. 10) News Article
-A human interest piece on an anonymous act of courage. How does anonymity effect courage?
-Guiding questions (pg. 12)
Source 3 (pg. 13) Interview
-An interview with Sully Sullenberger. Does profession and situation effect courage?
-Guiding questions (pg. 15)
Source 4 (pg. 16) Poem
-This poem by Anne Sexton makes you question what acts can be considered courageous. Can every day living be considered courageous?
-Guding questions (pg. 17)
Source 5 (pg. 18) News Article
-Bethany Hamilton shows us that mindset and determination can be considered acts of courage. How is courage effected by situations beyond our control?
-Guiding questions (pg. 19)
Peer Evaluation Sheet (pg. 20-21)
Rubric (pg. 22)