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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Varying Views of America
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 31
Students write and illustrate their own children's stories using the text from a Walt Whitman poem.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 1
Students examine the poem "Dreams" and identify metaphors in each sentence. Groups of students then compose poems with metaphors for dreams.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 4
After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 14
Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 1
Students explore online resources about Ellis Island, interview an immigrant in the area, and publish their stories.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
This popular collection provides literacy skill-building strategies for helping students learn in all curricular areas.