There are actually two assignments in this upload. The first is a cooperative project designed to familiarize students with the difficulties encountered by the first pilgrims: a group of students must research and record what their own trip might have been like, attempt to construct a colony, and deal with unforeseen obstacles along the way.The second assignment was designed as a take-home exam, which shows the student's individual knowledge of what both pilgrims and Puritans hoped to…
This activity includes five detailed, moral scenarios relevant to high school students across multiple disciplines. I usually employ it cooperatively: Each group is assigned one of the scenarios, and after each group's presentation of its choices, other groups have the opportunity to weigh in, but this product is also useful when employed individually.
Quizzes by ACT for the play, Romeo and Juliet. Includes passage translations, story comprehension and knowledge of literary devices: soliloquy, oxymoron, foreshadowing, double entendre, pun, dramatic irony, and mythological allusion. For each ACT, there are seven passages for translation and ten multiple choice questions.
Do not fear Faulkner! The novel, As I Lay Dying, does not have the dense, convoluted prose generally associated with the author and offers a full-length experience of the heart of Southern Gothic literature. This unit was originally designed to cover the novel but evolved to include two of Faulkner's short stories and an anticipatory set involving the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor. (The O'Connor lesson is offered as a separate item because it can be used for…
Teaching Joseph Conrad's novel (or novella), Heart of Darkness, can be daunting, but "take heart!" (pun intended) focusing on themes helps students retain other literary aspects of the story, such as: characters, plot, and imagery. The story is a frame narrative and the language is dense.
Technical Writing Projects, Activities, and Assessments
Technical Writing is a valuable skill across multiple fields. This product includes a handout with notes for constructing workplace memos and for formatting sensitive business communications. The projects are an exercise in cooperative learning, critical thinking and instructional presentation.