Social Realism

Many American writers in the late nineteenth century wanted their writing to reflect real life. Individuals watch and discuss a video, read and explore author biographies, write a journal entry and a poem, and complete a multimedia project. There are also three problem-based learning projects to culminate the unit. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils write a research report about one of the American authors from the unit 
  • Ask learners to write realist poetry on a chosen topic
Classroom Considerations

  • Print the timeline and author biographies in advance
Pros

  • Includes overview questions and learning objectives for planning
  • Provides a video overview and discussion questions
  • Contains a glossary and further resources
Cons

  • None