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This is a websearch that has students using real research to answer questions about Arthur Miller and McCarthyism. The original assignment used various sites, but it's been changed to Wikipedia because the other links are all broken. 17 questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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Whether you're teaching newswriting, media studies, social studies, or creative writing, having students create an intelligent news report is a challenge. I found a method that worked for a number of students, and that was to create a simple outline
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.99
6 ratings
4.0
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe always freaks the students out a bit. If you want to freak them out even more, use this download that introduces the Catacombs of Paris. 10 questions, one after each paragraph of the Wikipedia article
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
$1.49
4 ratings
4.0
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If you're looking for a 1-2 day assignment to celebrate Veterans Day and poetry, here's a good one. While it's not an entire poetry unit, it focuses on four main poetic devices in order to create a poem that thanks veterans. The hope is that
Subjects:
U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$1.99
6 ratings
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We all think we like the Transcendentalists, but we don't know that much about them or concern ourselves with the same ideas. And we're probably not teaching much of their writing anymore. In fact, I bet we're not even naming any new schools after
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.49
4 ratings
4.0
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Even if you don't teach a film or film and literature class, this is a cool assignment because students will learn how to talk more intelligently about films. However, if you do teach a film class or are trying to get the powers that be to approve
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Film
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Even though it might be depressing for English teachers, the fact is that poetry has pretty much been replaced by popular songs. Are these songs poems? Allow your students to argue in favor of their favorite artists and learn about poetic devices in
Subjects:
Reading, Music Composition, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Multimedia, Internet Activities
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Go ahead and ask your students if they know the name Horatio Alger. They won't. Now ask if they know Andrew Carnegie. They will. Alger's stories were very popular in the mid 19th century. We tend to still appreciate rags to riches stories and root
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
$0.99
1 rating
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Since I loved teaching Gattaca, the research in this download was a labor of love: 16 articles at least partially related to Gattaca. Some of the articles are full-text on a Google Document with interesting facts highlighted so you don't have to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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Students are to create a hoax/bogus webpage OR a strange but true webpage using Word or Google Docs. The assignment comes with links to similar sites and student exemplars. Website design is not the main point, nor is disseminating false
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Multimedia, Internet Activities
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While students have heard the title of this assignment many times, the point here is to put one's money where one's mouth is, so to speak. Students will have several options for describing a photo. However, they also have a few rules, like that it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Multimedia, Internet Activities
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As part of the American Dream unit, teachers at my school had students write about family history. I saw a problem after my first year, however, since some students either didn't know family history. It seemed unfair to tell them that their American
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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Most high school students know just about everything, and they are especially passionate about how the world should be run. Take advantage of their passion and inexperience. This is a perfect lesson for introducing or finishing up discussions of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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Students will go from one character each into a larger collaborative story with multiple characters. This worked in Google Docs, but you can use One Drive or other collaborative writing tools. Because students have different levels of interest and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Whether you're teaching Beowulf, Gilgamesh, The Bible, Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, or any international work of literature, there's a chance that your version doesn't match the original intent. While we don't have a lot of control over the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Foreign Languages, Literature
Grades:
8th, 10th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Novel Study, Internet Activities
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Have you ever had trouble getting high school boys excited about English class? That's pretty much all I should have to say. If you've ever found yourself nearly in tears trying to control a room packed with boys who'd rather be in an autos class,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Internet Activities, Webquests
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If you are looking for an assignment to breathe life into a few short stories, this might be the one. The stories are widely available. The assignment takes one class period. "Mammon and the Archer" | "The Open Window" | “Guess What? I Almost
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Webquests
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This is a very simple and very effective assignment. A lot of characters do change in the novel. This assignment gives a list of all characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and then asks students two questions about each. The bonus is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
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This might be the best thematic series of assignments I've ever put together. I used my knowledge of urban planning and interest in travel to help design a unit that allows students to explore the world around them and in their own hometown. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
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Students choose the history that interests them the most. They do research, learn, and then write a paper about the single historical era that interests them more than the others. No memorization of dates or copying and pasting from Wikipedia. No
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Internet Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Twelve years teaching in a suburban district near Milwaukee.
Check out my own creative writing here My wife taught four years, as well. She taught more of the Advanced classes and less of the creative ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Use of technology in the classroom when useful. Taught several classes completely online. Emphasis on Cultural Literacy and background knowledge in order to understand literature and how to write, but also to connect with other classes. My wife was the typical martyr teacher who planned until 7pm on a Friday for the next week. Her lessons are organized and usable out of the box, whereas a teacher might have to step outside the box to see how cool my lessons can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My honor was to have students published in my creative writing classes, students who otherwise disliked school or English class to succeed, and for students to tell me today that they remember lessons from over a decade ago. Many of the honors and awards from my past will do little to shape my future, but the fact that people like you are purchasing and using some of these lessons that took me hours upon hours of my own time to create is a great honor. Some of these units were important in the lives of students I was able to reach, and there's magic in a few of the assignments. I just hope that these downloads being here for you can make your life a little easier.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

ME-- *French Immersion School - Milwaukee Public Schools ---*UW-Milwaukee - English Major, French Minor, Urban Planning Certificate ---*UW-Eau Claire - Teaching certification in MAT program WIFE -- Brookfield Academy ---UW-Eau Claire - Journalism ---Carroll College - English Teaching Cert.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you are looking to get some more free lessons, meet other educators, and find work as a tutor, check out my main page at Educabana I also build websites as Passive Ninja and LutherNet. LutherNet.org My wife and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with our two kids, and you can read more about our survival at Satisfamily

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