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Frederick Douglass Narrative Unit Plan plus Resources and Handouts
I created this unit plan in 2014 when I taught eighth grade. I have used the same plan for high school juniors, scaffolding as needed. It’s not a perfect unit plan, but if you need a good foundation for teaching comprehensively about one of America’s greatest statesmen, this will work well. See the slideshow above for sample pages. This 67-page unit plan plus resources and handouts includes: traditional reading comprehension questions, discussion starters, drawing/sketch activities, collaborative textual analysis, low-stakes presentations and written responses, cloze activities, vocabulary instruction, and a culminating argument essay. Also included: standards met, DOK levels, rubrics, pre- and post-assessments with key, argument essay revision group task, plus a handout that includes twenty important quotations from the text for student reference.
Whitman’s “Song of Myself” Video and Poetry Project Directions Sheet
If you need a FUN way to teach Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” look no further! This is seriously one of my favorite things I have ever done in my ten years of teaching. Read about this project on my blog in this post titled, “Song of Myself” Video Project Reveals Walt Whitman’s Importance Today.” In short, this assignment was inspired by filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s ground-breaking documentary called Whitman, Alabama. In this award-winning documentary, Crandall invites Alabamans to read a verse from “Song of Myself” as she and her crew do the filming. This assignment asks students to do the same: have a friend, family member or someone else you know (coach, boss, school principal) read their choice of verse from the poem. For more information, click the link below the PayPal button below.
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“Cosmopolis” Viewing Guide with Key
This viewing guide accompanies “Cosmopolis” (Season 1 Episode 5) from New York: A Documentary Film by director Ric Burns. See slideshow above for previews of two pages from the guide and three pages from the key. There are 34 questions. Some questions are comprehension questions; some are critical thinking questions that may require pausing the film to discuss with students.
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