• What will we study this year?

    Below is a brief overview of this year's units of study. Below each unit is a preview of some of the novels, short stories, informational texts, films, and poems we will use to dig in to each of the thematic units for the year.

    The Challenge of Heroism

    • Big Hero 6
    • "Ithaka"
    • "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh"
    • The Odyssey
    • A Wrinkle in Time
    • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


    The Challenge to Make a Difference

    • Night
    • "First They Came for the Communists"
    • "Life is Beautiful"
    • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    • The Diary of a Young Girl


    The Challenge of Utopia

    • "Harrison Bergeron"
    • The Giver
    • "It's Time to Tap the Breaks on Self-Driving Cars"


    The Challenge of Comedy

    • "Made You Laugh"
    • "A Day's Work" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • "Who's on First?"
    • Seedfolks
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream