Sirens in Her Belly Units
BIG QUESTION: How do we find justice in the midst of injustice?
TASK: Explore news stories in search for equality and justice.
POEMS: IMAGERY, SYMBOLISM, ALLUSION
August, 1965 - page 28
We Need Video Cam Eyes - page 29
Treadmill - page 38
Exonerated: A Crucifixion - page 31
Strange Fruit: A Communion - page 33
TECHNOLOGY - INFOGRAPHIC, OUTREACH & EDUCATION.
BIG QUESTION: How can we heal a hidden illness?
TASK: Explore how mental illness impacts society.
POEMS: METAPHOR, SYMBOLISM
Severed Hands - page 24
Sirens in Her Belly - page 25
TECHNOLOGY - POWERPOINT & TED TALK, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
BIG QUESTION: Are hairstyles political statements?
TASK: Explore the value placed on hair and looks
Myth and Mask - page 20
Nine Billion Dollar 'do ( not in the book, provided for unit)
TECHNOLOGY - GOOGLE SURVEY, PREZI
BIG QUESTION: How do we code and decode bias?
TASK: Explore spoken and unspoken bias.
It Slipped Out - page 1
Object Lesson #1 - page 4
Dominant Trait - page 10
One More Notch - page 5
TECHNOLOGY - CARTOON / VIDEO / COMIC
BIG QUESTION: How do you create a healthy relationship?
TASK: Explore the dynamics of power in relationships.
POEMS: IMAGERY, ALLUSIONS
Drowning - page 4
Fire and Sand - page 6
Warning Shot - page 2
Clemency - page 3
First Code of a Dragon Slayer - page 36
FINAL ASSIGNMENT - OUTREACH & EDUCATION
BIG QUESTION: Does name bias exist?
TASK: Explore biases in response to a person's name.
POEMS: SOUND DEVICES
Shaneika - page 15
The Sound of Color - page 14
RHETORICAL ANALYSIS - PRECIS
Acknowledgment: The unit technology lessons would not be possible without the collaboration and help from the English Department of Los Osos High School, Rancho Cucamonga. Thank you.