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American Literature I
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This course is a survey of American Literature from 1650 through 1820. It covers Early American and Puritan Literature, Enlightenment Literature, and Romantic Literature. It teaches in the context of American History and introduces the student to literary criticism and research.

Subject:
Fiction
Non-fiction
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Anne Frank: Writer
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This lesson concentrates on Anne Frank as a writer. After a look at Anne Frank the adolescent, and a consideration of how the experiences of growing up shaped her composition of the Diary, students explore some of the writing techniques Anne invented for herself and practice those techniques with material drawn from their own lives.

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Annotating Informational Text: College Completion Rates Through the Generations
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Students will read an informational text about variations in college completion rates for people born in different years. To help students better understand the text, the teacher will model how to annotate the first half. Students will then annotate the second half themselves. After that, students will answer a series of questions about the text, drawing inferences from what they've read and citing textual evidence to support their responses.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Non-fiction
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Author's Craft Comparative Analysis Summative Assessment
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Students will read a variety of texts to include Fiction and Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, and Expository Nonfiction to complete the following tasks:1) read and annotate both a fiction and nonfiction paired passage2) complete the Author's Craft Graphic Organizer for each text.3) write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the two texts using the graphic organizer for guidance. 

Subject:
English
Fiction
Non-fiction
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Deb Wilkinson
Date Added:
03/28/2021
Census Data at Work
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Teachers will engage students in a discussion about what the Census Bureau does and what types of information it collects. Then students will read and annotate informational texts from the Census Bureau and work with a partner to answer questions about the texts. Students will also analyze an infographic of people with different professions to determine how each of those people might use the data gathered by the Census Bureau; students will be asked to use evidence from the infographic text to support their answers. Students will then complete a wireframe (similar to a graphic organizer) for an online resource about how census data can help their own community.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Non-fiction
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Common Sense: The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy
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This lesson looks at Thomas Paine and at some of the ideas presented in his pamphlet, "Common Sense," such as national unity, natural rights, the illegitimacy of the monarchy and of hereditary aristocracy, and the necessity for independence and the revolutionary struggle.

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Distance Learning & Personal Research Projects
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Check out how a Science 6 CLT from Arlington, Virginia partnered with the school librarian, resource teacher for the gifted (RTG), SPED teacher, and English Learner (EL) teachers to engage and support all students in a personal research project...remotely!  We are sharing our project resources, experiences, and how this project personalizes distance learning.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Non-fiction
History/Social Sciences
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Julie Hutsell
Date Added:
06/30/2020
Evaluating Racism across genres Remix https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/citizen-vi-train-woman-standing-claudia-rankine
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Remix of https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/citizen-vi-train-woman-standing-claudia-rankine Adding a variety of texts to compare and connect to the original poem activity 

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
Fiction
Non-fiction
Reading
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Elizabeth Huggin
Date Added:
12/09/2019
Exploring Nonfiction Summative Assessment
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After reading a variety of nonfiction articles, students will select one article to read, annotate, and complete the Exploring NF Text Graphic Organizer with their chosen text.Students will also summarize their chosen article by creating an objective and true summary including a strong main idea and supporting details.

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
Reading
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Deb Wilkinson
Date Added:
03/28/2021
Expository Informative Article Summative Assessment
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Students will read nonfiction articles on a topic of their choice to create an informative article that incorporates important details, evidence, and uses vocabulary that expresses ideas precisely and concisely.  Students will include one purposefully crafted visual text feature in their writing.  Students will organize their writing in a way that aids comprehension for the reader. 

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
Reading
Writing
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Deb Wilkinson
Date Added:
03/28/2021
Expository Writing Summative Assessment
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Students will demonstrate their ability to write an expository text by selecting a topic of their choice to write 3-5 short paragraphs, each following a different organizational pattern.  The writing should incorporate a main idea and important details while choosing language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely. Students should also show the best tone and voice in their writing to fit each organizational pattern and to vary their sentences to make their writing interesting.

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
Writing
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Deb Wilkinson
Date Added:
03/28/2021
Farewell to Manzanar by James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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This lesson reimagines an existing instructional resource, "The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck" created by Franky Abbott, Digital Public Library of America.

<https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/the-grapes-of-wrath-by-john-steinbeck>.

In this remix, "The Grapes of Wrath" and the related primary source documents are exchanged for "Farewell to Manzanar" and related primary sources accessed through secondary open-source databases.

Discussion questions ask students to consider the memoir in light of its historical context and students gain experience reading and evaluating visual sources including political cartoons and propaganda posters to understand how elements of rhetorical can shape and/or reflect cultural values.

Subject:
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Non-fiction
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Andrea Yarbough
Date Added:
12/12/2019
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Author:
Samantha Gibson
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Henry "Box" Brown's Narrative: Creating Original Historical Fiction
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Slave narratives are a unique American literary genre in which former slaves tell about their lives in slavery and how they acquired their freedom. Henry "Box" Brown escaped from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate (hence, the nickname "Box") from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849.

Subject:
English
Fiction
Non-fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Historical Fiction Research: A Cross-Curricular Unit
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This represents an entire unit designed to be cross curricular in nature for English 11 and VA/US History. The Historical Fiction Research Unit Google Doc can be found here and contains various links to additional resources to support this unit of study.The "before", "during", and "after" are included in each day for this series.  The unit will take approximately 12 days.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Non-fiction
Research
Writing
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Bridget Mariano
Catherine Bailey
Date Added:
04/28/2021
How is Young Adulthood Changing?
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The teacher will facilitate a class discussion for students to share their opinions about young adulthood before they start the activity. After some teacher modeling, students will read, annotate, and answer questions about a technical document-including tables and graphs-to gather evidence to support conversations with their classmates about young adulthood. Then, students will write a paragraph about how their generation defines young adulthood.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Non-fiction
Writing
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Identifying Reference Materials
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This activity is an engaging way to allow students to practice genre identification. Students will work in pairs to find an example of each type of genre listed on the form. This is an engaging activity to help students to learn to identify different genre types. This is an engaging activity for SOL 4.5d.

Subject:
Fiction
Non-fiction
Reading
Research
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Nicole Snead
Date Added:
01/05/2021
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
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This collection uses primary sources to explore Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
English
Non-fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Author:
Samantha Gibson
Date Added:
04/11/2016
It's Getting Hot in Here - Environmental - Art, Science, and Changes
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 Today, you want to discuss how artists can help bring awareness of environmental changes through art. Introduce a few artists that use environmental change as their theme. It is a good idea to have several artists that use different kinds of mediums. Examples: Nils-Udo, Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Shilling, Agnes Denes, Chris Jordan, Benjamin Von Wong, Olafur Eliasson, Amanda Schachter, Rachel Sussman, and Mathilde Roussel. These are some environmental artists of different backgrounds and diversity that work in different medians.  Discuss how posters have been used to educate others on environmental changes. Show your teacher’s example of an educational and artistic environmental poster. Talk about your poster and the environmental concept that you chose as an example of not only the artwork but on a presentation as well.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
Non-fiction
Visual Art
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Jamie Marquitz
Kelli Jordan
Jessica Brown
Amy Erb
Candice Anthony-Cazenave
Date Added:
12/23/2020