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Wilmette, IL 60091

 

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Project Spotlight

 

The following projects were created by faculty at Regina Dominican High School. Please click on each lesson plan for more information

Philosophy in Children's Literature

Course:

Philosophy

 

Instructor:  

Adam Apo

 

Lesson Duration:

Ongoing (1 semester)

Description:

Students read 1 picture book each week and discuss the philosophical  ideas the book might raise in the mind of a child (e.g. free will, moral responsibility, personal identity, existence and being, etc.). Students learn to analyze the artistic and literary elements of picture books and write reviews of 4 works according to standards found in professional reviews of children's literature. This project connects with the course's first unit on the nature of philosophy as a method of questioning the world as well as whichever unit is being covered that week.

Assessment:

  1. Participation in discussion

  2. Reviews of 4 picture books posted on blog

Click here for lesson plan and materials...

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Course:

AP Literature & Composition

 

Instructor:

Verna Allworth

 

Lesson Duration:

6 days

Description:

Students read The Road by Cormac McCarthy and discuss and analyze the literary merit of the work in multiple stages (e.g. a quiz, student-run Q&A, group discussion, presentations, in-class essay). Special focus is given to the students' analysis of the work via the literary elements (i.e. theme, setting, etc.) that appear in essay questions on the AP exam. 

Assessment:

  1. Quiz

  2. Presentation

  3. In-class essay

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