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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
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
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
Farewell to Manzanar by James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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Remix and Share
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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
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
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
Magna Carta Translation
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Read the Fine Print
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Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter) is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in June 1215. TheMagna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.The charter is widely known throughout the English speaking world as an important part of the protracted historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. Read a translation into English here.

Subject:
Humanities
Non-fiction
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
National Archives
Date Added:
10/17/2019
Pearl S. Buck: "On Discovering America"
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American author Pearl S. Buck spent most of her life in China. She returned to America in 1934, "an immigrant among immigrants"¦in my native land." In this lesson, students will explore American attitudes toward immigration in the 1930s through Pearl S. Buck's essay, "On Discovering America." They will explore the meaning of the term "American" in this context and look at how the media portrayed immigrants.

Subject:
English
Fiction
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
Perspective on the Slave Narrative
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Trace the elements of history, literature, polemic, and autobiography in the 1847 Narrative of William W. Brown, An American Slave.

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
Summative Extension Assessments Connected to "The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin" resource created by Samantha Gibson
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Remix and Share
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This resource is intended as a Summative Extension activity to the resource created by Samantha Gibson entitled "The Fire Next Time." The original source contains a detailed lesson plan that incorporates primary source documents in order to compare and contrast leading figures of the Civil Rights movement. This extension activity is intended to provide a synthesis activity that asks students to consider and explore a modern-day example of social protest and evaluate various approaches to the same issue.
Optional extension activities include a collaborative persuasive presentation that requires research and rhetoric skills to be successful and/or an individual written research paper.

Subject:
Non-fiction
Reading
Research
Writing
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Andrea Yarbough
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Survey of American Literature II
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Examines American literary works from the late-nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of American national literature. Involves critical reading and writing.

Subject:
Fiction
Non-fiction
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Survey of English Literature I
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Examines major British texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 18th century, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. ENG 243 has been designated as a “writing intensive” course according to standards developed by the English department. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or its equivalent. ENG 243 and ENG 244 may be taken out of order. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Subject:
Fiction
Non-fiction
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/11/2019
Twelve Years a Slave: Was the Case of Solomon Northup Exceptional?
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This lesson focuses on the slave narrative of Solomon Northup, a free black living in the North, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Slave narratives are autobiographies of former slaves that describe their experiences during enslavement, how they became free, and their lives in freedom. Because slave narratives treat the experience of one person, they raise questions about whether that individual's experiences exceptional.

Subject:
English
Fiction
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
Why Do We Remember Revere? Paul Revere's Ride in History and Literature
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After an overview of the events surrounding Paul Revere's famous ride, this lesson challenges students to think about the reasons for that fame.  Using both primary and secondhand accounts, students compare the account of Revere's ride in Longfellow's famous poem with actual historical events, in order to answer the question: why does Revere's ride occupy such a prominent place in the American consciousness?

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
Writing for Change
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Students will learn about how the U.S. government classifies race and ethnicity. The teacher will play a video of students at Park East High School in New York City who contacted the U.S. Census Bureau to start a conversation about the way race and ethnicity are identified in census surveys. Students will also read a blog post explaining how the Census Bureau has changed the way it collects data on race and ethnicity. In the last part of the activity, students will write a letter that could be sent to a leader in their community with the goal of sparking some type of change.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
English
Non-fiction
Writing
History/Social Sciences
Government and Civics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020