English Language Arts Grade 11-12
Reading: Informational Text Standard 2
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
Holocaust and Resistance
In this lesson from EDSITEment, students reflect on the Holocaust from the point of view of those who actively resisted Nazi persecution. Students will learn how the Holocaust happened and understand the devastation suffered by its victims; examine the evidence of resistance to the Holocaust that has been preserved in official documents and by oral tradition; reflect on the responsibilities of individuals when confronted with social policies that violate human rights; consider the significance of the Holocaust in society today.
Personal or Social Tragedy? A Close Reading of Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome
At the end of this lesson students will be able to: 1) Situate Ethan Frome within the context of American regionalist literature 2) Gather, annotate, and analyze key quotations from Ethan Frome 3) Respond to contemporary reviews of Ethan Frome 4) Use textual evidence to support their own claims about the plight of the novel's protagonist.
Perspective on the Slave Narrative
This lesson plan introduces students to one of the most widely-read genres of 19th-century American literature and an important influence within the African American literary tradition even today. The lesson focuses on the Narrative of William W. Brown, An American Slave (1847), which, along with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), set the pattern for this genre and its combination of varied literary traditions and devices. To help students recognize the complex nature of the slave narrative, the lesson explores Brown's work from a variety of perspectives.
Religion in 18th Century America
This curriculum unit, through the use of primary documents, introduces students to the First Great Awakening, as well as to the ways in which religious-based arguments were used both in support of and against the American Revolution.
Self-Assessment Rubric - Close Reading of Informational Text
This self-assessment reading rubric will help Grade 11 and 12 students assess their reading of informational text.
The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"
This lesson plan is divided into two parts. Activity 1: The structure of the Declaration: introduction, main political/philosophical ideas, grievances, assertion of sovereignty. Activity 2: The ideological/political origins of the ideas in the Declaration.
Using Informational Texts - Section One
Text Selections based on Text Complexity (Grade Band 11-12)
Using Informational Texts - Section Two
Teacher & Student Editions - Learning Tasks and Cognitive Rigor (Grade Band 11-12)
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