New Year, New Beginnings
The school year has begun and here in Israel we have just enjoyed our New Year’s festivities, including Rosh Hashana, which we celebrate with the beginning of the Hebrew Calendar. I wanted to share with my readers some excellent Literature units that student teachers created over the Summer holidays. I hope that you will find them useful in your high school classrooms this year.
The first set that I am uploading deal with issues that have to do with Good and Evil. Literature is a wonderful vehicle for encouraging our students to think about values and how to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Also, if we do nothing, if we choose not to get involved, is this also a choice? The following units were created by one of our English teachers at the boys Yeshiva where I work. Her name is Lisa Melamed and she is both talented and passionate about her teaching. We should all have teachers the caliber of Lisa, both as colleagues and in our classrooms. I hope that you will enjoy teaching the following units!
Musee Des Beaux Arts By W.H. Auden (poem)
One Ordinary Day with Peanuts By Shirley Jackson (short story)
Negro Mother By Langston Hughes (poem)
Wishing you all a successful and enjoyable year!