Thematic Cycle Year B
Each year there are five cycles of work. At the beginning of each cycle and week, students receive study guides identifying the work they will accomplish during that cycle. The cycle format is designed to help students develop organizational, decision-making and time-management skills.
What forces and dynamics cause life?
Searching for meaning and purpose through exploring the big questions like, “Why am I here?”
How are things put together?
Critically think about events; reason and debate
How do we use power to meet our needs?
Critically think about events and ask the “why” questions; reason and debate.
UNIT 1: Short stories & irony
Lamb to Slaughter, Lather & Nothing Else, Button, Button, and Ruthless
UNIT 2: Brown Girl Dreaming
UNIT 3: Holocaust and Civil Rights book club
Daniel's Story, Milkweed, The Book Thief, Night, Train, I Have Lived a Thousand Years, Warriors Don't Cry, The Endless Steppe, The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank
How are things transformed?
Feed the creative drive, develop identity