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In this introduction to our larger interdisciplinary unit entitled, Affluenza, we attempt to answer the question “What is happiness?”  through writing in journals, reading multiple and varied texts, and assessing what makes us happy by thinking about where our happiness really comes from.

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The goal of this assignment is for students to write an editorial, either by themselves or with a partner. This topic will be something they are interested in or passionate about and hold a particular opinion that they wish to share with others. The learning cycle will focus on students exploring topics and finding one they hold an opinion about.

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Students present and receive feedback about their Genius Hour plans using a gallery walk-style approach.

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Introducing students to online reading, annotating, content curation, communication tools

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Figurative Language/Literacy Devices

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This unit covers several of Poe's short works, including one of his essays. It is intended to be used as part of a 10th-grade American Literature class and covers content standards related to the reading of literature and, to a lesser extent, the reading of informational texts.

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This unit will introduce students to literature written about the  Puritans' morality and beliefs.  Teachers will find many interative activites and resources to help students  comprehend the challenging texts.

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This is a 10 week unit plan that takes students through the process of learning rhetorical analysis. It starts with the basics: the rhetorical triangle, vocabulary, basic analysis.

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