Our Communities and Its Impact on Our Learning

Juanita Razor, Language Arts, Wilson Middle

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit hopes to help students to think critically about how their various communities (home, neighborhood, school, etc.) impact them personally, impact their learning  and impact their future. Students will read various novels, short stories and current events that will help guide discussions about issues impacting their communities. They will be able to express their thoughts by using Quick Writes, journal prompts, and Socratic Seminars that will allow students to share their voice.  After completing any novel, short story or current event analysis, students should be able to show their knowledge of the content through formative assessments and projects. Through the lessons, students will be able to see how the events that impact their communities in the past helped develop the communities they are in right now and how the present events are shaping their communities for the future.