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Characters
Grade: 9-12
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As a coming-of-age novel, Jane Eyre focuses heavily on the development of Jane's personal values. This project is an excellent way to synthesize the novel as a whole, analyzing not only how Jane develops, but which characters affect the way she sees the world. Before going into the project itself, it is worth noting that it is... VIEW FULL LESSON

Symbolism
Grade: 9-12
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Anticipatory set: Students will list words that come to mind when they hear the word “romantic.” I will dispel this notion of romance and offer new contextualization for Romanticism.

Mini lesson: Students will review elements of Romanticism (handout). Afterwards, students will accurately identify key components of... VIEW FULL LESSON

Concepts
Grade: 9-12
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Although propaganda techniques are frequently explored in history classes, George Orwell's 1984 presents a unique opportunity to not only delve into the various types of propaganda, but to also explore their historical context. Book 1 is spent establishing Orwell's hellish dystopia, and it is loaded with varying examples of... VIEW FULL LESSON

Concepts
Grade: 9-12
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One of the more abstract aspects of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game is the presence of the "mind game": a video game that Ender plays on his desk. The mind game is implemented by the Battle School in order to give insight into the thought process of the students. Ender's experience with the mind game is wrought with... VIEW FULL LESSON

Characters
Grade: 9-12
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After reading Romeo & Juliet, an engaging way to check for understanding of the play while also stressing the importance of textual evidence is to consider how certain characters led to the untimely deaths of the titular characters. In this activity, students will be assigned a certain character from the play and then analyze how... VIEW FULL LESSON

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