- CLASSROOM MATERIALS -
A-Z Brainstorm: Tradition
First activity of the year: brainstorm ideas associated with the idea of TRADITION.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (excerpt):
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
[Read the Full Text]
FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE
"Happiness Revisited" [text] (excerpt from the introduction)
Soap and Water
"Soap and Water" [Full text]
Text of the story
Text of the play
"I Hear America Singing" , "A Pact" & "I, too, sing America"
The Glass Castle
Access The Glass Castle page.
- THE BIG PICTURE -
THEME: EXPLORING AND BREAKING WITH TRADITION
SKILL: CLOSE-READING ANALYSIS
Overview of Works studied:
I have provided links to Wikipedia (where available) to provide you with more context.