Students will read and/or listen to the Four Freedoms speech, delivered by Franklin D. Roosevelt, as Americans anticipated inevitable involvement in World War II (a primary source). Students will then formulate thoughts on deeper-level questions
Students can use this tic-tac-toe board to choose three final project for Life of Pi. Each combination of choices ensures that the student knows and understands the novel, plus students get to choose projects based upon their own creativity and
This short stories test evaluates comprehension and analysis for typical 9th grade stories: The Most Dangerous Game, The Scarlet Ibis, and A Sound of Thunder. Test includes multiple choice, short answer, and one extended response question (choice of
This assignment prompts discussion about 6 short films, easily found on YouTube. The films vary in film technique, purpose, and content so that students get a variety of short films to compare. The assignment also asks students to compare short
After reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, students can use this tic-tac-toe board to find three mini-projects. One project is for reading comprehension, one for analysis, and one for research (9/11 related to match
This activity helps students use ethos, logos, and pathos to form arguments about American ideals for a class debate. Students will learn to think through an argument, using evidence that appeals to their audience.
This is an end-unit project. Students choose a hero from history and create an essay that explains why the hero is epic, according to epic hero traits they've learned already (maybe from studying Odysseus or Harry Potter or Katniss Everdeen). This
For the beginning of a unit, this anticipation guide prompts students to think about American themes and ideals they may see in the literature they will read throughout the unit. Can be used to start great class discussion.