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Resources, Books, Ideas for Integrated Unit Plan

Resources, Books, Ideas for Integrated Unit Plan

(From email I sent March 18)

Hi everyone,

Thank you for the great conversations at our conferences last week. As promised, here are the various resources that were mentioned in our different team meetings that could be useful to all of you:

  1. EXAMPLE: First, here is another example of a draft of the Unit Plan assignment you may find helpful: LINK HERE
  2. IDEA FOR AN ESSAY: Here is the link to the “hermit crab” essay example: LINK HERE. I’ll ask Professor Pape for her assignment description next week too and we can discuss.
  3. LOTS OF TEACHING RESOURCES: Just a ton of links that I have curated for poetry, comics, where to find books, etc: LINK HERE <—REALLY, you should click and bookmark these links
  4. SHAKESPEARE TEACHING RESOURCES: This link will take you to a folder with lots of Shakespeare Resources (including a document with lots of helpful links) that Dr. Kelly put together for us in 534 spring 2017: LINK HERE You’ll want to save this.
  5. SHAKESPEARE BOOK LIST: Dr. Erin Kelly shared a book list (below) with diverse authors who could be interesting to pair with The Tempest for Kurtus who is using this play, but others of you might want to bookmark these or consider if they are useful to other plays as well.
  6. GOOGLE DOC INSTRUCTIONS: Finally, I’m asking you to share your draft in a Google Doc with me. In case you need instructions for creating and sharing a google docHERE is a LINK.
  7. DUE DATE AND LINK: The draft is due before class on March 28: Assignment link here again
    • Aimé Césaire has a postcolonial reworking of the play in his own play, Une Tempete  — not sure if there’s an English translation
    • Jamaica Kincaide’s Annie John (novel)
    • Derek Walcott’s Omeros (book-length poem)
    • Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (novel)
    • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o‘s Weep Not, Child (novel)
    • George Lamming’s The Pleasures of Exile (non-fiction) or In The Castle of My Skin (novel)
    • For a more contemporaneous take, they might try…Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
    •  They might think about Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes (novel)
    • Joy Harjo’s poetry would also be a good option or Layli Long Soldier’s book, Whereas

Hope you get a moment of rest this break and also enjoy imagining and designing your future high school class.


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