Curriculum Units in Humanities


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Units in the Arts

Art

Volume

Volume Title

Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

Summary

Volume II
1999

Art and Identity in Mexico, from the Olmec to
Modern Times

The Aztecs:
A Pre-Columbian History

99.02.01

The unit can be used in conjunction with a unit from 1992, "The Indians’ Discovery of Columbus." This unit presents the conquest of Mexico and the downfall of the Aztecs. Readings cover topics in history, religion and culture.

Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analysis of diagrams and map drawing.

     

  • Volume II
    1999

    Art and Identity in Mexico, from the Olmec to
    Modern Times

    Learning to Appreciate
    Art: The Influence of
    Mesoamerica on
    Mexican Art

    99.02.08

    The unit introduces students to the native cultures of Mesoamerica with a focus on the influence of native culture on art.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
  • Lessons focus on understanding the elements of Surrealism.
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    Volume III
    1998

    Art and Artifacts: the
    Cultural Meaning of Objects

    The Shang: A Brief History

    98.03.01

    The unit examines the art of the Shang Dynasty. A short answer essay exam is provided.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Lessons in Geography & map reading.
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    Volume III
    1998

    Art and Artifacts: the Cultural Meaning of Objects

    African Art and Aesthetics

    98.03.02

    The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching in an Introduction to Art class. The unit combines history, reading and analysis using African art as its main focus.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
  • Relating art to historical periods, regions and traditions.
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    Volume III
    1998

    Art and Artifacts: the Cultural Meaning of Objects

    The Tainos of Puerto Rico: Rediscovering Borinquen

    98.03.04

    The unit examines the artifacts of an indigenous population and traces the influences on modern vocabulary, music and beliefs of Puerto Rico.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Exercises in research, deduction and speculation.
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    Volume I
    1993

    The Symbolic Language
    of Architecture and
    Public Monuments

    Preserving Memory:
    A Study of Monuments
    and Memorials

    93.01.06

    The unit focuses on artists and architects who use their work to preserve memory. Works presented in the unit include: AIDS Quilt, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Object analysis.
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    Volume IV
    1993

    The Minority Artist in America

    Photography:
    The Art and Science

    93.04.01

    The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to tracing the history of photography and the rise of African American artists and photographers.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
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    Volume II
    1992

    Writings and Re-writings
    of the Discovery and
    Conquest of America

    Dividing the Spoils:
    Portugal and Spain in
    South America

    92.02.06

     

     

    The unit examines two 16th century communities: in Europe - Spain & Portugal, and in the Americas - Amazonia. The unit analyzes conflicts and struggles surrounding conquests in the Amazon rain forest. The unit also includes the film The Mission.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, class discussion and writing.
  • Exercises in persuasion and debate.
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    Volume II
    1991

    The Family in Art
    and Material Culture

    Interpreting Selected
    Works of Art From the 10th
    Century African American
    Experience

    91.02.03

    The unit is designed to guide students through analysis of works of art that reflect an African American cultural experience. The unit uses an object analysis approach, which includes lessons in description, deduction and speculation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, writing and class discussion.
  • Writing a personal response.
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    Volume IV
    1988

    Responding to American Words and Images

    Integrating Printmaking
    and Literature

    88.04.05

    The unit uses short stories and poetry to provide art students with themes for developing personal and creative responses in printmaking.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Developing a personal response.
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    Volume III
    1986

    Topics in Western
    Civilization: Ideals of
    Community and the Development of Urban Life,
    1250-1700

    The English Guild
    Method of Learning

    86.03.01

    The unit uses the idea of a guild as a model for learning about and producing art.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
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    Volume IV
    1985

    History as Fiction in Central
    and South America

    The Art and Times of
    Diego Rivera

    85.04.05

    The unit analyzes the life, philosophy and paintings of Diego Rivera.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
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    Volume VII
    1985

    Skeletal Materials –
    Biomineralization

    Three Dimensional Art of
    Vertebrates and
    Invertebrates

    85.07.07

    The unit is divided into two parts – the anatomy of a human skeleton and the anatomy of a shell. The main focus of the unit is to allow students to understand anatomy in order to paint and draw with a better understanding of form and function. Lesson plans guide students to drawing a full human figure.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing.
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    Volume I
    1984

    The Elements of
    Architecture, Part II

    Piece of Mind

    84.01.06

    The unit analyzes poetry’s ability to enhance and assist in the instruction of architecture. Exercises revolve around building design.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
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    Volume I
    1984

    The Elements of
    Architecture, Part II

    Interior Structure Design

    84.01.07

    The unit presents basic design analysis and decision making in architecture.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing.
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    Volume IV
    1982

    An Unstable World: The
    West in Decline?

    Visions of People:
    The Influence of Japanese
    Prints – Ukiyo-e Upon
    Late Nineteenth and
    Early Twentieth Century
    French Art

    82.04.03

     

    The unit examines the lure of the ukiyo-e print and its influence on French impressionism. The unit includes discussions of major artists - Degas, Cassart, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
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    Volume II
    1980

    Art, Artifacts and
    Material Culture

    The Portrait as a
    Metaphor: A Study of the
    World of John Singleton
    Copely

    80.02.01
    (no title listed online)

    The unit presents ways to interpret Singleton’s work from various perspectives and within various contexts.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
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    Volume II
    1980

    Art, Artifacts and
    Material Culture

    VIEW: Visual
    Inquiry/Experience in
    Writing

    80.02.05

    The unit presents a study of material culture by teaching students to analyze artifacts as historical documents.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, writing and class discussion.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Volume II
    1980

    Art, Artifacts and
    Material Culture

    Poetry and Paintings: A
    Comparative Study

    80.02.06

    The unit explores visual and auditory reactions to poetry and paintings. Topics presented in the unit include: mood, symbol, metaphor and pattern.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Volume II
    1980

    Art, Artifacts and
    Material Culture

    Early Man in North
    America – The Known
    to the Unknown

    80.02.07

    The unit examines the role of archeology in studying man and the environment.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in geography and map reading.
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    Film

     

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume I
    1998

    The Use and Abuse of
    History in Film and Video

    Parenting in the Movies:
    Examining Responsibilities
    in Modern American Films

    98.01.11

    The unit uses film to analyze American values and responsible parenting for teenagers. Topics discussed include courtship, marriage, parenting and child-care.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, writing and class discussion.
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    Volume III
    1996

    Race and Representation in
    American Cinema

    Hollywood and
    Higher Learning

    96.03.12

    Designed for an English class, the unit focuses on films that depict college life in an effort to motivate students who may not consider attending college. The films included are: School Daze, Higher Learning, Hoop Dreams and Men at Moorehouse.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
  • Writing a personal response.
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    Volume III
    1996

    Race and Representation
    in American Cinema

    Black Actors in
    American Cinema

    96.03.13

    The unit focuses on acquainting students with individual actors and with each performer’s historical significance in film. Actors presented are: Paul Robeson, Nina Mae McKinney, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge, Ivan Dixon, Sidney Poitier, Laurence Fishburn and Denzel Washington.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, writing and class discussion.
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    Volume III
    1996

    Race and Representation
    in American Cinema

    In Their Own Words:
    African American
    Contributions to the
    American Film Industry

    96.03.14

    The unit includes both viewing videos and reading scripts. The main focus is on the historical advancements of African American filmmakers, specifically Oscar Micheaux and Matty Rich. The unit also includes lessons on writing a screenplay.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Analytical questioning and vocabulary.
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    Volume II
    1995

    Film and Literature

    Women in Film:
    What Are They Telling Us?

    95.02.04

    The unit presents issues on gender & identity, relationships between men and women, and images of black women and white women in film.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Writing a personal response.
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    Music

     

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume I
    1998

    The Use and Abuse of
    History in Film and Video

    Teaching Music Through
    its Relationship to History with the Use of Film, Video
    and the Spacious Present

    98.01.10

    The unit uses music to teach students the concept of "spacious present" – the ability to see oneself in detail in a different time period. The unit covers, not only music skills, but also music’s relationship to history.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, listening, writing and class discussion.
  • Supporting a judgment with details and evidence.
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    Volume V
    1997

    The Blues Impulse

    They Lived in Music: Blues
    Women Sing Their Song

    97.05.01

    The unit takes a theatrical approach to teaching the roots of Blues. Students perform a dramatic piece to experience the form, style and African American perspective on Blues.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening and class discussion.
  • Writing a personal response.
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    Volume IV
    1993

    The Minority Artist in
    America

    The Evolution of Rap Music in the United States

    93.04.04

    The unit combines the study of rap music with a study of ‘hip hop’ culture in America. The history of both the music and culture of rap/hip hop is traced back to specific events in New York City. It includes both film and music selections.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, listening and writing.
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    Volume II
    1991

    The Family in Art
    and Material Culture

    Cajun Music: the Voice of
    the Cajun Family

    91.02.02

    The unit can also be used in U.S. History, Literature, Music or Art classes. It is designed to teach Cajun music within the context of its culture using an object analysis approach. The object analysis approach includes exercises in description, deduction and speculation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and listening.
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    Volume IV
    1984

    The Oral Tradition

    The Organ Tradition:
    Ancient, Modern, Recycled

    84.04.02

    The unit analyzes the organ tradition from before Christ, through the 19th century in America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume IV
    1982

    An Unstable World: The
    West in Decline?

    Black American Musicians:
    Precursors of Jazz

    82.04.06

    The unit traces the history of black music from the early 1900s to the Jazz Age.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and listening.
  • Lessons in music appreciation and terminology.
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    Theater

     

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume II
    1995

    Film and Literature

    Teaching Acting Technique
    and Building a Character
    Through Cinema

    95.02.09

    The unit presents "the American Acting Method" for classroom instruction and for analyzing major films. Films included are: On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata! In addition, scenes from Fried Green Tomatoes and The Breakfast Club are incorporated.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
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    Volume II
    1995

    Film and Literature

    Literary, Theatrical and
    Cinematic Approaches

    95.02.10

    The unit covers reading and interpretation of drama through presenting the text in relation to playwright, director and actor. In addition, the unit provides lessons for teaching the importance of visual and acoustic elements in an analysis of drama.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume II
    1990

    Contemporary American
    Drama: Scripts and
    Performance

    Acting Up in
    Contemporary Law

    90.02.10

    The unit is centered on the preparation and enactment of a mock trial. Topics addressed are: the causes of crime, criminal investigation procedures, and courtroom procedures.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Defining and applying terms related to the study of criminal justice.
  • Critical reading and listening.
  • Making a judgment.
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    Volume V
    1983

    Drama

    The Teacher Directs:
    The Experience of
    Movement in Literature

    83.05.07

    Designed for a high school English class, the unit teaches the elements and effect of movement, improvisation and staging in drama.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking, listening and writing.
  • Definition and application of dramatic devices.
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    Units in Foreign Language

    French

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume II
    1994

    Poetry in the Classroom:
    Incentive and Dramatization

    Preciosite and Dandyism:
    Ages of Beauty

    94.02.06

    The unit analyzes the 17th century literary period in France and combines an analysis of poetry with background information on Moliere and Dandyism.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume II
    1992

    Writings and Re-writings
    of the Discovery and
    Conquest of America

    French Creoles in
    Louisiana: An American
    Tale

    92.02.02

     

    The unit examines the French explorers and settlers who established a claim to the New World. The unit includes an extensive timeline of Louisiana history. The unit also defines and explains the traditions surrounding Creole and Gombo culture.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
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    Volume I
    1989

    American Communities
    1880-1989

    Double Minority:
    The Haitians in America

    89.01.08

    The unit analyzes the plight of the Haitian population in Haiti and in America. Lessons included address the history of Haiti and the immigration of Haitians to America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume II
    1988

    Immigrants and American Identity

    The Cajuns: Natives
    with a Difference

    88.02.01

    The unit explores the Cajun culture in southern Louisiana and is designed for classes in French III, IV and V. The unit discusses immigration, history, daily life and traditions.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    Les Mis

    87.02.10

    The unit presents portions of Les Miserables as historical fiction. It also provides extensive background on Victor Hugo.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Writing a personal response; journal writing.
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    Volume III
    1986

    Topics in Western
    Civilization: Ideals of
    Community and the
    Development of Urban Life,
    1250-1700

    Masks, Costumes,
    Ceremony: Life
    in Seventeenth
    Century France

    86.03.02

    The unit uses Moliere’s Le Bouregeois Gentilhomme as a basis for studying the rise of the Bourgeois and the fall of nobility in France.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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    Volume I
    1982

    Society and the
    Detective Novel

    Reading is a Mystery

    82.01.07

    The unit guides students through reading a mystery novel in French. Lesson plans include comparing traditional vocabulary to popular French terms and improving reading comprehension skills in French.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
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    Spanish

     

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume III
    1999

    Immigration and
    American Life

    The Non-immigrant
    Immigrants: Puerto Ricans

    99.03.07

    The unit examines forces that caused Puerto Ricans to leave and later return to their island. One major lesson provides an analysis of Puerto Rico’s status as a state, commonwealth or independent country.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
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    Volume V
    1998

    Reading Across the Cultures

    Other Voices – Latino and
    Chicano Literature and
    Identity in America

    98.05.10

    The unit examines the concept of voice in Latino and Chicano literature. The unit also discusses the concept of the American Dream.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, writing and class discussion.
  • Writing a personal response and journal writing.
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    Volume I
    1997

    Twentieth Century Latin
    American Writing

    The Influence of Musical
    Folk Traditions in the
    Poetry of Langston Hughes
    and Nicolas Guillen

    97.01.05

    The unit is recommended for students who have completed one year of Spanish. The main focus of the unit is on presenting Langston Hughes’ poetry as a bridge to analyze and understand the poetry of Nicolas Guillen.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening and class discussion.
  • Analytical questioning and exercises in comparison/contrast.
  • Writing a personal response.
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    Volume I
    1997

    Twentieth Century Latin
    American Writing

    Survey of Latin-American
    Culture Through
    Literature

    97.01.08

    The unit uses the literature of Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende to explore Latin-American heritage.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, writing and class discussion.
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    Volume IV
    1997

    Student Diversity and Its
    Contribution to Their
    Learning

    New Movements for
    Social Justice: The Latino
    Struggle for Equal Rights
    (1950s – 1970s)

    97.04.08

    The unit examines the struggles of three distinct communities of people in America: Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and Cubans. Lessons ask students to analyze concepts such as ethnicity, multiculturalism and diversity.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
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    Volume IV
    1996

    Remaking America:
    Contemporary U.S.
    Immigration

    Los Voces del Caribe:
    Recent Immigrants
    from the Caribbean

    96.04.03

    The unit examines recent migrants/immigrants. Information on Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican immigration is presented. Two films are included: Puerto Rican Passages and A Dream Ensnared.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analysis of cultural stereotypes.
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    Volume IV
    1995

    Coming of Age in
    Ethnic America

    El Sabor del Caribe/A
    Taste of the Caribbean

    95.04.01

    The unit presents Latino authors who use food as a symbol for identity, patriotism, religious hypocrisy and nostalgia. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are the countries referred to most in the unit.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Review of physical and cultural geography.
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    Volume III
    1994

    Understanding the Ancient
    Americas: Foundation,
    Flourishing and Survival

    Cultural Aspects of
    Spanish in America

    94.03.02

    The unit addresses language variations in Spanish spoken in America. The unit includes three lessons titled: New World Foods, A Trip to the Marketplace and Poetry and Art.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening and class discussion.
  • Making connections between historical and cultural elements.
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    Volume II
    1992

    Writings and Re-writings
    of the Discovery and
    Conquest of America

    Dividing the Spoils:
    Portugal and Spain in
    South America

    92.02.06

     

    The unit considers two 16th century communities: in Europe - Spain & Portugal, and in the Americas - Amazonia. The unit analyzes conflicts and struggles surrounding conquests in the Amazon rain forest. The unit includes the film The Mission.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, class discussion and writing.
  • Exercises in persuasion and debate.
  • Volume II
    1991

    The Family in Art
    and Material Culture

    Cajun Music: the Voice of
    the Cajun Family

    91.02.02

    The unit can be used in U.S. History, Literature, Music or Art classes. The unit is designed to teach Cajun music within the context of its culture using an object analysis approach. The object analysis approach, which includes lesson plans in description, deduction and speculation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and listening.
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    Volume I
    1990

    Latin American Lives:
    Multiple Heritage and
    Cultural Identity

    In Search of the "Yo" in
    Latinoamericano

    90.01.07

    The unit presents the explorations of Christopher Columbus.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume I
    1987

    The Modern Short Story in
    Latin America

    Three Short Stories from
    Latin America

    87.01.03

    The unit uses stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Juan Rulfo to teach Latin-American culture and reading comprehension in Spanish.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume I
    1987

    The Modern Short Story in
    Latin America

    Mexico: Introduction to
    History and Literature

    87.01.07

    The unit is designed for a Spanish II or higher and discusses Mexico’s geography, literature, art, music and cuisine.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Volume II
    1986

    Writings and Re-Writings
    of the Discovery and
    Conquest of America

    Spain in Puerto Rico: The
    Early Settlements

    86.02.01

    The unit traces the growth of Puerto Rico from the arrival of the Spaniards in 1493 until the settlement of San Juan and other towns.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
  • Lessons in geography and map reading.
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    Volume IV
    1985

    History as Fiction in Central
    and South America

    Horacio Quirogas: The Poe
    of Latin America

    85.04.02

    The unit presents information on Horacio Quirogas’ life and analyzes the elements of his work. The unit is recommended for a Spanish II or III class.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
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    Volume IV
    1985

    History as Fiction in Central
    and South America

    The Art and Times of
    Diego Rivera

    85.04.05

    The unit analyzes the life, philosophy and work of Diego Rivera.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1985

    Time Machines: Artifacts
    and Cultures

    Mexican Culture Taught
    Through the Aztec
    Calendar

    85.06.02

    The unit uses the object analysis approach to teaching students about the Aztec calendar. The unit includes reading Aztec legends, learning about daily life, the calendar and their festivals and holidays.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Library research skills.
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    Volume V
    1982

    Society and Literature in
    Latin America

    Mythology: A Study of
    Puerto Rican Myths,
    Legends and Folktales

    82.05.09

    The unit provides an overview of the study of folklore and analyzes Puerto Rican myths and legends.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
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    Volume IV
    1981

    Writing Across the
    Curruculum

    Writing Up a Spanish
    Storm: Using Creative
    Thinking for Creative
    Writing

    81.04.01

    The unit teaches short story and poetry writing in Spanish class.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and creative writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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    Volume I
    1980

    Adolescence and Narrative:
    Strategies for
    Teaching Fiction

    An Introduction for
    Don Quixote

    80.01.01

    The unit provides a critical approach to teaching Don Quixote in a Spanish class.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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    Volume I
    1980

    Adolescence and Narrative:
    Strategies for
    Teaching Fiction

    A Guide to Teaching the
    Latin-American Novel to
    Adolescents

    80.01.02

    The unit covers the geography, history and culture of Venezuela. The primary reading addressed is the novel, Dona Barbara. It also provides an extensive vocabulary list from the novel.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
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    Units in History

    American History

     

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume I
    1998

    The Use and Abuse of
    History in Film and Video

    Films about the Fifties:
    Teenagers, Identity,
    Authority and Choice

    98.01.01

    The unit examines films from the fifties to put current fads into a new perspective. Films included are American Graffiti, Dead Poet’s Society, and Imitation of Life.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Student survey of school community and analysis of information.
  • Analyze cause and effect relationships.
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    Volume I
    1998

    The Use and Abuse of
    History in Film and Video

    Let Justice Roll Down:
    The Civil Rights
    Movement Through Film
    (1945-1965)

    98.01.06

    The unit discusses the NAACP use of the court system to end segregation during the Montgomery bus boycott, the work of Malcolm X and the civil rights struggle in Mississippi. Films included in the unit are: Separate but Equal, The Long Walk Home, Ghosts of Mississippi, Mississippi Burning and Malcolm X.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and class discussion.
  • Analyzing motives and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
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    Volume I
    1998

    The Use and Abuse of
    History in Film and Video

    Teaching Ethnicity and
    Race Through Films

    98.01.08

    The unit centers on a reading of Thomas Sowell’s Ethnic America. The unit provides detailed guidelines and suggestions for teachers trying to select films that complement History curriculum. An extensive film review list is provided.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Supporting a judgment with details and evidence.
  •  

    Volume II
    1996

    Environmental and
    Occupational Health

    The Gulf War and Its
    Consequences

    96.02.08

    The unit follows the day-to-day developments of the Gulf War as well as discusses war crimes and on the Pentagon-denounced Gulf War Syndrome.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analysis of data, making predictions and drawing conclusions.
  • Evaluating purpose and cause and effect.
  •  

    Volume II
    1996

    Environmental and
    Occupational Health

    Is Gulf War Syndrome
    a Significant Health Issue
    the U.S. Government Has
    Tried to Cover Up?

    96.02.10

    The unit teaches students to examine: evidence from war, its medical effects, government comments, the nature of casualty, and media coverage.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume III
    1996

    Race and Representation in
    American Cinema

    The Eye Behind the
    Camera: The Voice
    Behind the Story -
    Images of Slavery -
    Fact, Fiction and Myth

    96.03.07

    The unit examines the function of stories, folktales and oral history in comparison to the negative influences of cinema and the media. The unit focuses on the treatment of the African Americans in the U.S. during slavery. Films included are: Brother Future and You Must Remember This.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast, storytelling and vocabulary.
  •  

    Volume II
    1995

    Film and Literature

    Lincoln, Douglas and
    Black Emergence
    (Literature & Politics,
    1840 – 1865)

    95.02.06

    The unit combines History and English. It uses major political writings to show how written ideas eventually became law. A viewing of the film Glory is included in the lessons.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Lessons in argumentation, persuasion, & comparison/contrast writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1994

    Racism and Nativism in
    American Political Culture

    What About My 40 Acres
    and Mule?

    94.04.01

    The unit defines the terms - reparations, retribution and redress and examines the legal connotations of each term. The unit compares the experiences of Native Americans, Jewish and Japanese communities to that of African Americans. Lessons include a mock trial.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1994

    Racism and Nativism in
    American Political Culture

    What Am I Equal To?

    94.04.02

    The unit analyzes the idea of "special" groups as a means for justifying superiority, divisiveness and oppression.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1993

    The Minority Artist in
    America

    Bridging the Gap
    Between Cultures

    93.04.07

    The unit is presented in the context of ‘barriers’ to overcome according to five themes: social barriers, educational barriers, political and legal barriers, and hate and regional barriers.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume I
    1991

    Regions and Regionalism in
    the United States: Studies in
    the History and Cultures of
    the South, the Northeast and
    the American Southwest.

    The Law in the North and
    South as it Relates to
    Business from the 1900s
    to the 1990s

    91.01.02

    The unit is written for a Business Law class. It is divided into sections that address divorce law, bankruptcy law, torts, minors and the law and school rules.


    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Strategies in argumentation, persuasion and comparison/contrast writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1991

    Regions and Regionalism in
    the United States: Studies in
    the History and Cultures of
    the South, the Northeast and
    the American Southwest.

    "Carefully Taught"
    The Effect of Regions
    on Prejudice

    91.01.03

    The unit presents prejudice as a result of one’s regional influences. It includes the novel Black Like Me and the movie Soul Man.


    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analyzing cause and effect.
  • Writing a personal response.
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    Volume I
    1991

    Regions and Regionalism in
    the United States: Studies in
    the History and Cultures of
    the South, the Northeast and
    the American Southwest.

    The Victorian Age – A
    People in Search of
    Themselves as seen through
    their Architecture

    91.01.04

    The unit analyzes the richness of New Haven’s Victorian past through history, slides and walking tours. Some options for viewing Victorian architecture in Hartford and Norwalk are also included.


    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, discussion and writing.
  • Relating impressions to background knowledge of historical periods.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Volume III
    1990

    The U.S. National
    Parks Movement

    The Wilderness Concept –
    Our National Parks,
    History and Issues

    90.03.01

    The unit is divided into three parts: the evolution of ideas surrounding the concept of ‘wilderness’, an overview of history of conservation and preservation, and parks from a scientific perspective.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  • Scientific terminology and processes.
  •  

    Volume III
    1990

    The U.S. National
    Parks Movement

    Outdoor Museums;
    History and Parks

    90.03.02

    The unit introduces the study of various landscapes as outdoor museums. An analysis of how American parks reflect American values is also presented.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing and drawing conclusions.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume III
    1990

    The U.S. National
    Parks Movement

    The People and Philosophy
    Behind Our National
    Parks: A Biographical
    Curriculum Unit

    90.03.03

    The unit discusses individuals whose writing, philosophies and contributions helped save areas of land. The unit also explores the concepts of ‘wilderness’, the Wilderness Act, and connects American Literature to politics and the environmental movement.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume III
    1990

    The U.S. National
    Parks Movement

    Eclectic Perspectives for
    the Study of National Parks

    90.03.05

    The unit relates the value of National Parks to American history and literature. The unit also provides extensive facts on the National Park system. Case studies are used to address issues of conservation and preservation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume I
    1989

    American Communities
    1880-1989

    Utopian Communities
    1800-1890

    89.01.04

    The unit is designed for American or World History classes. It supplements an earlier unit "Utopian Communities: European Roots, American Realities," from 1987. The unit asks students to compare two communities: New Harmony, Ohio and Oneida, New York.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, researching and writing.
  • Defining core concepts related to history and community.
  • Observation and interpretation of information and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume I
    1989

    American Communities
    1880-1989

    Double Minority:
    The Haitians in America

    89.01.08

    The unit analyzes the plight of the Haitian population in Haiti and in America. Lessons address the history of Haiti and the immigration of Haitians to America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1989

    American Communities
    1880-1989

    "Lynch Law" – An
    American Community
    Enigma

    89.01.09

    The unit is recommended for an American History class and explores four major topics - history and evolution of the term ‘lynch law,’ mob mentality and the KKK, examination of actual lynching and the effects lynching has had on the united States.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1989

    American Communities
    1880-1989

    Urban New Haven
    in the Making

    89.01.11

    The unit analyzes the historical and physical background of New Haven, while also looking at the contributions of organizations, business and individuals on the redevelopment of the Dixwell Avenue community.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in geography and research.
  •  

    Volume II
    1988

    Immigrants and
    American Identity

    The Harlem Renaissance:
    Black American Traditions

    88.02.02

    The unit explores the ideas of major thinkers and artists from the Harlem Renaissance – Alan Locke, W.E.B. Dubois, James Weldon Johnson, Marcus Garvey, Meta Warrick Fuller, Palmer Hayden, William Johnson, James Lesesne Wells, and Aaron Douglas.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume V
    1985

    Odysseys: Nineteenth and
    Twentieth-Century African
    American History Through
    Personal Narrative

    Slave Narrative: Black
    Autobiography in
    Nineteenth Century
    America

    85.05.02

    The unit presents various slave narratives and guides students through independent research projects. Readings include the narratives of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. The film William and Ellen Craft is also addressed.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume V
    1985

    Odysseys: Nineteenth and
    Twentieth-Century African
    American History Through
    Personal Narrative

    Lincoln, the Great
    Emancipator?

    85.05.03

    The unit examines the factors that motivated Lincoln to draft the Emancipation Proclamation. His personal life, personality and social environment are also utilized.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1983

    America in the Sixties:
    Culture and
    Counter Culture

    What Do They Want?
    Critical Perspectives on the
    1960’s in the united States

    83.04.01

    The unit analyzes the civil rights movement, the women’s movements and counter culture during the 1960’s.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1983

    America in the Sixties:
    Culture and
    Counter Culture

    Peace and Aggression: A
    Challenge of Our Time

    83.04.02

    The unit examines America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. It presents discusses issues such as the morality of war, problems of obedience and authority and the distinctions between legitimate force and violence.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1983

    America in the Sixties:
    Culture and
    Counter-Culture

    The Sixties: Notes
    of Discord

    83.04.04

    The unit uses the music of the sixties to examine youth, American culture and counter-culture.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, listening and writing.
  • Analytical questioning and making inferences.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1983

    America in the Sixties:
    Culture and
    Counter Culture

    The Revolution in
    Journalism with an
    Emphasis on the 1960’s
    and 1970’s

    83.04.05

    The unit analyzes the content and styles of journalists during the 60s and 70s, as well as discusses the development of "new journalism."

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1983

    America in the Sixties:
    Culture and
    Counter Culture

    Electronic Surveillance:
    Unlawful Invasion of
    Privacy or Justifiable
    Law Enforcement

    83.04.07

    The unit examines the use of electronic surveillance and its compliance to the Bill of Rights. The unit includes a student survey.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analysis of data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume I
    1982

    Society and the
    Detective Novel

    History/Mystery:
    Regionalism and Ethnicity
    in the American
    Detective Novel

    82.01.03

    The unit requires that students have already had exposure to The units in history on colonialism, slavery, civil rights and the westward movement. This unit uses detective fiction to compare major events in American history to contemporary life.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1981

    Writing Across the
    Curriculum

    Reading and Writing
    About the Civil War

    81.04.02

    The unit analyzes the cause of, results of and issues related to the Civil War.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1981

    Writing Across the
    Curriculum

    The Sparkplugs: Special
    Occasions for Writing in
    the History Classroom

    81.04.03

    The unit provides teachers with assignments for students to select in a history class – topics include writing about national events, holidays and politics.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1980

    The Present as History

    New Perspectives on
    Teaching Afro-American
    History

    80.06.02

    The unit approaches the African American experience not as an integral part of the total American experience. The unit further analyzes various types of communities – urban, rural, suburban and the experiences of African Americans within each.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1979

    Themes in Twentieth
    Century American Culture

    The Foreign Policies of
    Harry S. Truman

    79.02.01

    The unit examines the decision to drop the atomic bomb and Truman’s views on Korea in the 1950’s.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume II
    1979

    Themes in Twentieth
    Century American Culture

    From the Shtetl to the
    Tenement: The East
    European Jews and
    America – A Social History
    1850-1925

    79.02.02

    The unit relates the experiences of Jews in Russia to those in the Lower East Side of New York City. The unit includes assessments for pre- and post testing students on background knowledge.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Volume II
    1979

    Themes in Twentieth
    Century American Culture

    Student Protest in
    the 1960’s

    79.02.03

    The unit is designed for U.S. History II classes. The unit covers four major topics – political, economical and cultural background in the 1960’s, signs of youth ‘counterculture’, examples of student protest, and what has resulted from those protests.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, writing and class discussion.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
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    Volume II
    1979

    Themes in Twentieth
    Century American Culture

    The Negro Holocaust:
    Lynching and Race Riots
    in the united States,
    1880-1950

    79.02.04

    The unit examines lynching and race riots while also presenting blacks’ reaction to such events.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
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    Volume II
    1979

    Themes in Twentieth
    Century American Culture

    The African and the
    Pequot in Colonial America

    79.02.05

    The unit examines the results of various interactions between African Americans, Pequot Indians and English people from the 17th to the 20th Century.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume II
    1979

    Themes in Twentieth
    Century American Culture

    The 1920’s: The Rise of
    Consumer Culture

    79.02.06

    The unit examines the economic, social and cultural aspects of the 1920’s.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    Booker T. Washington
    and W.E.B. DuBois:
    The Problem of
    Negro Leadership

    78.02.02

    The unit is designed for students in grades 10-12. It examines the difficulties faced by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    Harlem Renaissance:
    Pivotal Period in the
    Development of Afro-
    American Culture

    78.02.03

    The unit discusses major contributions made during the Harlem Renaissance.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Writing a personal response.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    The Black Man in Late
    Nineteenth-Century
    Literature: A Comparison
    of the Short Stories of Page
    and Cable with Those of
    their Counterparts,
    Chestnut and Dunbar

    78.02.04

    The unit reveals writers’ contributions to establishing two distinct writing cultures in the 19th Century – white writers’ regional Southern romanticism and African American writers of social consciousness.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    Migration North to the
    Promised Land

    78.02.05

    The unit investigates the migration of blacks from the rural south to northern industrial cities.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, researching and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    Parallel Studies in
    American/Afro-American
    Literature

    78.02.07

    The unit compares select writings of white and black Americans from the late 19th through the early 20th century

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    The Social Contributions of
    The Harlem Renaissance

    78.02.08

    The unit examines the major contributions of intellectuals, writers and artists from the Harlem Renaissance.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    Two Controversial Cases in
    New Haven History: The
    Amistad Affair and The
    Black Panther Trials

    78.02.09

    The unit compares two dramatic revolts in New Haven history.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    The Foreign Policy of
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    to the Entry into
    World War II

    78.03.01
    (part II)

    The unit examines the expansionist and appeasement policies following WWI.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    America’s Wars
    1898-1945

    78.03.02
    (part II)

    The unit examines the causes and affects of the Spanish-American War, and America’s involvement in World War I and World War II.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    Prohibition as a Reform

    78.03.03
    (part I)

    The unit discusses prohibition as a "temperance" or reform movement in American history.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
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    Government and Politics

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume IV
    1998

    American Political Thought

    Democracy in Action

    98.04.01

    The unit integrates History, English and Math with an analysis of democracy and projects such as the construction of murals and marionettes and play writing.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  • Establishing a plan of action to address an issue.
  • Creative projects include measuring and practical construction.
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    Volume IV
    1998

    American Political Thought

    We the People: New
    Voices in the
    Constitutional Debates

    98.04.02

    The unit presents criticisms and defenses of the U.S. Constitution. It includes the use of primary documents in addition to secondary sources.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Lessons on making connections, argumentation and persuasion.
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    Volume IV
    1998

    American Political Thought

    Changing Times
    Here and Now

    98.04.09

    The unit examines the character, magnitude and impact of "black politics" from the early 1800’s to the present day.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1997

    Student Diversity and Its
    Contribution to Their
    Learning

    New Movements for
    Social Justice: The Latino
    Struggle for Equal Rights
    (1950s – 1970s)

    97.04.08

    The unit examines the struggles of three communities in America: Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and Cubans. Lessons ask students to analyze concepts such as ethnicity, multiculturalism and diversity.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume I
    1996

    Multiculturalism
    And the Law

    Black Skin, White Justice:
    Race Matters in the
    Criminal Justice System

    96.01.10

    The unit explores issues surrounding the criminal justice system and minority rights. Specifically, the unit compares the Goetz criminal case of 1984 to the infamous O.J. Simpson case.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, speaking, writing.
  • Interpretation of data and drawing conclusions.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume I
    1996

    Multiculturalism
    And the Law

    Multiculturalism and the
    Law: The Criminal
    Injustice System: The
    New Enslavement of
    People of Color

    96.01.11

    The unit examines racial prejudice in the criminal justice system.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  • Volume III
    1995

    The Constitution and
    Criminal Justice

    Understanding the
    Significance of the
    Nationalization of the
    Bill of Rights

    95.03.02

    The unit explores the nationalization of the Bill of Rights in regard to criminal procedure in American society. The unit identifies flaws in the Bill of Rights and examines select Bill of Rights court cases.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Definition and application of law terminology.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast, argumentation and persuasion.
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    Volume III
    1995

    The Constitution and
    Criminal Justice

    The Constitution, Juvenile
    Justice and You

    95.03.05

    The unit introduces the elements of the constitution and landmark cases affecting teenagers. Emphasis is placed on individual responsibility and examples of meaningful change achieved through the legal system.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analyzing cause and effect
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume I
    1994

    Family Law, Family Lives:
    New View of Parents,
    Children and the State

    A Child’s Rights in the
    Eyes of the Law

    94.01.08

    The unit focuses on four legal issues: refusal by parents to authorize medical care, juvenile curfews, a child’s right from inadequate parents, and compulsory education. The unit includes a mock trial.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
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    Volume I

    1992

    The Constitution, Courts and
    Public Schools

    Equality of the Educational
    Opportunity: Race and
    Finance in Public
    Education

    92.01.07

    The unit focuses on the 1st and 14th amendments and presents an analysis of Connecticut schools in relation to educational funding and policy.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning and vocabulary.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume II
    1990

    Contemporary American
    Drama: Scripts and
    Performance

    Acting Up in
    Contemporary Law

    90.02.10

    The unit is centered on the preparation and enactment of a mock trial. Topics addressed are: causes of crime, criminal investigation procedures, and courtroom procedures.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and listening.
  • Making a judgment.
  •  

    Volume I
    1988

    The Constitution in
    Public Schools

    Debating Teenage Rights

    88.01.01

    The unit examines Supreme Court Decisions involving/affecting teenagers. The unit provides detailed outlines for holding class debates.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast, argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume I
    1988

    The Constitution in
    Public Schools

    The Constitution,
    Censorship and the
    Schools: Tennessee v. John
    Thomas Scopes

    88.01.02

    The unit explores censorship and school curriculum. The 1925 Scopes trial is the unit’s main focus, but it also provides information on other cases related to censorship. The film Inherit the Wind is utilized.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast, argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume III
    1982

    The Constitution in
    American History

    From Plessy v. Ferguson to
    Brown v. Board of
    Education: The Supreme
    Court Rules on School
    Desegregation

    82.03.06

     

    The unit addresses two key Supreme Court cases and explores issues such as the Jim Crow Laws and the 14th Amendment.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1980

    The Present as History

    Curriculum Unit:
    Prisoners and Punishment

    80.06.05

    The unit provides a brief history of prison and analyzes what happens to a criminal once sentenced to prison. The unit compares traditional jails, prisons and reformatories and non-traditional facilities. The unit includes an oral presentation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, speaking and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast and library research.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    The American Economy

    78.03.01

    The unit analyzes the American economy and briefly makes comparisons with that of the Soviet Union.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Immigration

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume III
    1999

    Immigration and
    American Life

    Those Who Built
    New Haven

    99.03.02

    The unit examines the various conditions that fueled immigration to New Haven over the last 300 years. The unit focuses on the use of primary sources for research.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume III
    1999

    Immigration and
    American Life

    Native Americans and the
    Clash of Cultures:
    Then and Now

    99.03.03

    The unit addresses cultural conflicts and legal issues that applied to Native Americans in history and today.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analysis of a case study.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume III
    1999

    Immigration and
    American Life

    African Americans
    and Immigration in
    American Life

    99.03.04

    The unit addresses how migration started in Africa with some information on the slave trade.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in Geography.
  •  

    Volume III
    1999

    Immigration and
    American Life

    The Italian Immigrant
    Experience in America
    (1870-1920)

    99.03.06

    The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the immigrant experience of Italians. The unit includes analysis of immigration laws and their effects.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1999

    Immigration and
    American Life

    The Non-immigrant
    Immigrants: Puerto Ricans

    99.03.07

    The unit examines forces that caused Puerto Ricans to leave and later return to their island. One major lesson includes an analysis of Puerto Rico’s status as a state, commonwealth or independent country.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1996

    Remaking America:
    Contemporary U.S.
    Immigration

    Los Voces del Caribe:
    Recent Immigrants
    from the Caribbean

    96.04.03

    The unit examines recent migrants/immigrants: Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican. Two films are included: Puerto Rican Passages and A Dream Ensnared.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analysis of cultural stereotypes.
  •  

    Volume I
    1990

    Latin American Lives:
    Multiple Heritage and
    Cultural Identity

    South American
    Immigration: Argentina

    90.01.06

    The unit focuses on immigration to Argentina and South America during the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume II
    1988

    Immigrants and
    American Identity

    The American Experience

    88.02.06

    The unit analyzes the immigrant experiences of Italians, Jews, Irish, Germans, African Americans, Puerto Ricans and Chinese during the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analytical questioning and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume II
    1986

    Writings and Re-Writings
    of the Discovery and
    Conquest of America

    The Evolution of Latin
    American Cultural
    Consciousness . . . From its
    Roots in the Old World to
    its Impact on the Americas

    86.02.02

    The unit is divided into four chapters: Old World Spanish culture, the geography of the New World, Latin American cities and the future direction of Latin America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in Geography and map reading.
  • Analyzing data, making predictions and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume II
    1986

    Writings and Re-Writings
    of the Discovery and
    Conquest of America

    1986 Capsule: Hispanic
    Influence in the New World

    86.02.03

    The unit begins with a study of Spain during the 15th and 16th centuries and concludes with an analysis of the Spanish influence in Latin America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1984

    Hispanic Minorities in the
    United States

    The Mexican-American
    Influence on the
    United States

    84.03.01

    The unit can be used in Spanish or History classes. The unit begins with a brief history of Mexico and expands to analyze Mexico’s influence on the United States.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume III
    1984

    Hispanic Minorities in the
    United States

    Hispanic Immigrants:
    Trials and Tribulations

    84.03.02

    The unit looks at Hispanic immigrants’ problems of assimilation and acculturation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1984

    Hispanic Minorities in the
    United States

    1984: Culture and Conflict
    – A Discussion of the
    Experience of the Young
    Chicana and the Young
    Puerto Rican Parent

    84.03.05

    The unit reveals the diversity among Hispanics in the United States. Specific emphasis is placed on issues related to parents such as contraception, images of men and women, and teen pregnancy.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1984

    Hispanic Minorities in the
    United States

    Teaching Culture:
    Beyond Language

    84.03.06

    The unit addresses incorporating cultural studies into a foreign language class.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, writing and class discussion.
  •  

    Volume III
    1984

    Hispanic Minorities in the
    United States

    Latin American Women:
    Finding New Heros

    84.03.07

    The unit examines Latin American women and their contributions. Prominent women presented are: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Eva Peron, and Julia de Burgos.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1978

    20th Century Afro-
    American Culture

    Italians and Blacks in
    New Haven: The
    Establishment of Two
    Ethnic Communities

    78.02.06

    The unit provides a general historical framework of the local Italian and Black communities.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Social Science and Psychology

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume VII
    1998

    The Population Explosion

    There’s More to Sex
    Education than
    AIDS Prevention

    98.07.05

    The unit examines unintended teenage pregnancy in a forum for raising students’ awareness.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast and statistics.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1997

    Student Diversity and
    Its Contribution to Their
    Learning

    The City of New Haven:
    Expanding the Village:
    Including Diversity in an
    InterDistrict Magnet High
    School Saturday Program

    97.04.01

    The unit asks students to examine educational assumptions such as, "the means justify the ends," "a diversified student population is advantageous," and "race itself is a meaningful concept."

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume I
    1994

    Family Law, Family Lives:
    New View of Parents,
    Children and the State

    Minority Teenage Fathers:
    Rights and Responsibilities

    94.01.03

    The unit examines the court system in America, laws and possible solutions related to teen fathers.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Students write to define "law."
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume I
    1994

    Family Law, Family Lives:
    New View of Parents,
    Children and the State

    Adolescent Pregnancy
    and Parenthood:
    Understanding
    Responsibilities and
    Impact on Life

    94.01.07

    The unit guides students to critically read and write on a controversial topic. Novels presented are: My Darling and My Hamburger. The unit provides the format for a debate on the distribution of condoms in schools.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Lessons in research, argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1985

    Time Machines: Artifacts
    and Culture

    Body Language: The
    Language of
    Contemporary Fashion

    85.06.03

    The unit uses the object analysis process to analyze fashion as a form of communication.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical viewing, research and class discussion.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    Time after Time in the
    Teen Years

    85.08.06

    The unit analyzes the complexities of adolescence while also teaching statistics in relation to students’ daily lives.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
  •  

    Volume VIII
    1985

    The Measure of
    Adolescents (I)

    Statistical Drug Abuse and
    Adolescents in the U.S.A.

    85.08.08

    The unit is designed to help students improve their ability to make decisions using statistical drug abuse as its main focus. The unit includes a student survey.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Application of mathematical concepts and processes.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1983

    Cross-Cultural Variation in
    Children and Families

    Being Old

    83.06.01

    The unit analyzes society’s obsession with youth while discussing issues that currently concern the elderly – finances, housing, health care and ageism.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1982

    The Changing American
    Family: Historical and
    Comparative Perspectives

    Family Life in America:
    Past, Present and Future

    82.06.10

    The unit analyzes various family units.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume I
    1980

    Adolescence and Narrative:
    Strategies for
    Teaching Fiction

    Ages in Stages: An
    Exploration of the Life
    Cycle based on Erik
    Erikson’s Eight Stages of
    Human Development

    80.01.04

    The unit examines the issue of "coming of age" and combines analyzing the eight stages of human development with reading short stories that provide examples of each stage.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    World History

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume III
    1998

    Art and Artifacts: the
    Cultural Meaning of Objects

    Mohandas Ghandi:
    The Art of Nonviolence

    98.03.05

    The unit makes extensive use of the film Ghandi. The unit addresses fundamental human rights questions and guides students to understanding Ghandi’s "world view."

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Exercises in deductive reasoning and speculation.
  •  

    Volume II
    1991

    The Family in Art
    and Material Culture

    Family Life Among the
    Ashanti of West Africa

    91.02.04

    The unit focuses on family customs among the Ashanti, a tribal group living near the West African coast. The unit includes vocabulary lists, geography, art and social studies lessons.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1990

    Latin American Lives:
    Multiple Heritage and
    Cultural Identity

    Spain and France
    Influence in Europe and
    in the New World

    90.01.08

    The unit analyzes the political situations in Spain and France during the middle ages. The effects of the French Revolution and the explorations of Christopher Columbus are also valuable elements.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume III
    1989

    Family Ties in Latin
    American Fiction

    The Heritage of
    Puerto Rico and Cuba

    89.03.02

    The unit covers three main topics: history of Puerto Rico & Cuba, writers from each country, and Latin-American contributions in the U.S.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in geography and map reading.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1987

    The Writing of History:
    History as Literature

    Historians are Real People:
    When Stories Are True

    87.04.03

    The unit examines historical novels to learn history. The unit uses the topic of British culture as its main focus and utilizes the novels Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell and The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1986

    Topics in Western
    Civilization: Ideals of
    Community and the
    Development of Urban Life,
    1250-1700

    The Ideas and Ideals of
    Man, from the Renaissance
    to the Reformation

    86.03.04

    The unit covers two main focuses – the Renaissance and a study of Italian humanism and the Protestant Reformation as a product of and challenge to the Renaissance.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analyzing cause and effect.
  •  

    Volume III
    1986

    Topics in Western
    Civilization: Ideals of
    Community and the
    Development of Urban Life,
    1250-1700

    Feasts, Fairs and
    Festivals: Mirrors of
    Renaissance Society

    86.03.06

    The unit focuses on Renaissance rituals and celebrations and their impact on present day traditions.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1986

    Topics in Western
    Civilization: Ideals of
    Community and the
    Development of Urban Life,
    1250-1700

    The Vision of the City
    in the Mind’s Eye,
    1250-1700

    86.03.07

    The unit examines the development of cities during the Renaissance. Most of the unit focuses on the growth of London. Plans are provided for examining cities in Italy and Holland as well.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in language, symbolism and imagery.
  • Lesson in design, architecture and planning.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1985

    History as Fiction in Central
    and South America

    Revolts Against Colonial
    Rule in the Latin America
    in the Early Nineteenth
    Century

    85.04.06

    The unit analyzes the causes and underlying issues related to various revolts in Caribbean America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast, argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1985

    Time Machines: Artifacts
    and Culture

    Egyptian Tomb Art:
    Expressions in Religious
    Beliefs

    85.06.07

    The unit uses Socratic questioning and object analysis to explore the Egyptian culture through artifacts.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilization

    The Athenian Court and
    the American Court
    System

    84.02.08

    The unit provides an outline of the Athenian court system and compares it to the American court system in an effort to show the necessity of the court system.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1983

    Cross-Cultural Variation in
    Children and Families

    Secondary Education in
    Urban China: The Search
    for a Marxist Model

    83.06.06

    The unit analyzes educational reform in China after the Chinese Communist Revolution.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1982

    An Unstable World: The
    West in Decline?

    The Modern Mercenary
    and the Decolonization of
    Africa – Ten plus Ten
    Questions

    82.04.07

    The unit analyzes the decolonization of Africa as fertile ground for busy mercenaries. The unit analyzes the images of modern mercenaries as romantic warriors and adventurers. Guidelines for creating a model African village are provided as well.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume V
    1982

    Society and Literature in
    Latin America

    The History of the Catholic
    Church in Latin America
    and Liberation Theology

    82.05.07

    The unit examines the history of the church to present continuing liberation sympathy in Latin-America.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  •  

    Volume II
    1981

    An Interdisciplinary
    Approach to British Studies

    China: Portrait of Change

    81.02.05

    The unit examines 19th and 20th century history in China and presents Western attitudes toward China.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1981

    An Interdisciplinary
    Approach to British Studies

    The Industrial Revolution

    81.02.06

    The unit examines the development and affects of the industrial revolution in England. Excerpts from the novels Oliver Twist and Hard Times are also utilized.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1980

    The Present as History

    The World War II
    Holocaust

    80.06.01

    The unit attacked the propaganda that the Holocaust never happened. It provides information on topics such as prejudice, scape-goating, the Jewish Ghetto, concentration camps and the world’s reaction to the Holocaust.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in Geography and map skills.
  • Developing a personal response.
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    Units in Literature

    African American Literature

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume III
    1993

    Twentieth-Century
    Multicultural Theater

    The Role of the African
    Playwright as a Griot

    93.03.09

    The unit is designed for a creative writing class and provides samples and discussion topics of playwrights.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1991

    African American
    Autobiography

    Douglass, Booker T. and
    W.E.B. : A Study of Black
    Educational Theories

    91.03.05

    The unit analyzes the educational views and experiences of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. The Narrative of Frederick Douglass is used as an introduction.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
  • Lessons in research and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume III
    1991

    African American
    Autobiography

    Dark Voices from
    Unmarked Graves

    91.03.08

    The unit examines various oral and written testimonies about slavery from slaves.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Writing a personal response.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1991

    Recent American Poetry:
    Expanding the Canon

    In Search of
    Afro-American Poets
    in Modern Times

    91.04.03

    The unit focuses mostly on poetry writing as a means of expression for students.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and creative writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1987

    Writing About
    American Culture

    Portraits: The Black
    Experience in
    American Culture

    87.03.03

    The unit uses major works of literature to analyze the black struggle to survive in American culture. Works addressed are: A Raisin in the Sun, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Black Boy and Passing.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1985

    Twentieth Century American
    Fiction, Biography and
    Autobiography

    Autobiography:
    Maya Angelou

    85.03.03

    The unit explores the differences between autobiography and biography and fiction. The unit’s main focus is on I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings but also includes some lessons on Angelou’s poetry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1982

    Autobiography

    The Voice Within

    82.01.01

    The unit provides lesson plans on the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Maya Angelou.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1982

    Autobiography

    His Story/Her Story/
    Your Story

    82.02.08

    The unit uses a text, Afro-American in The united States History as a primary source. Students make daily journal entries and major topics covered include the emancipation proclamation, African American autobiography, and the Civil War.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1981

    The "City" in American
    Literature and Culture

    Yet I Do Marvel: A
    Comparative Study of
    Black American Literature

    81.01.08

    The unit analyzes black literature from the 1920’s and the 1960’s. The unit’s main focus is on analyzing each work of literature within its historical context.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1979

    The Stranger and Modern
    Fiction: A Portrait in Black
    and White

    The Stranger Redeemed: A
    Portrait of a Black Poet

    79.01.03

    The unit examines the concept of the black hero in literature. The unit focuses on the stories and poetry of Langston Hughes.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1979

    The Stranger and Modern
    Fiction: A Portrait in Black
    and White

    Parallel Studies in
    American/Afro-American
    Literature, Part II
    Black and White Images
    in Alienation

    79.01.08

    The unit analyzes the theme of alienation comparing the poetry of T.S. Eliot and LeRoi Jones.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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    American Literature

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume I
    1991

    Regions and Regionalism in
    the United States: Studies in
    the History and Cultures of
    the South, the Northeast and
    the American Southwest.

    The South in Literature

    91.01.05

    The unit uses literary words to examine social tensions, the role of class and gender and political and economic history in the South. Works included are To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Sounder.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Lessons in argumentation, persuasion and comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume I
    1991

    Regions and Regionalism in
    the United States: Studies in
    the History and Cultures of
    the South, the Northeast and
    the American Southwest.

    African American
    Literature:
    A Contrast Between
    North and South

    91.01.07

    The aim of the unit is to relate characteristics of people to their region. Primary resources for the unit include both prose and poetry. The unit also addresses the great migration and the Harlem Renaissance.


    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and listening.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1989

    Detective Fiction: Its Use as
    Literature and as History

    American Detectives
    on TV and in Books

    89.04.05

    The unit pairs books with TV presentations to analyze detective characters.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1988

    Responding to American
    Words and Images

    Discovering Hemingway
    and Myself

    88.04.03

    The unit teaches the elements of the short story using the stories of Ernest Hemingway and a seminar format for class discussion. Lesson plans guide students through writing position papers and personal responses.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Lessons in the writing process.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    Willa Cather’s My Antonia:
    "The Happiness
    and the Curse"

    87.02.01

    The unit provides a comprehensive approach for teaching My Antonia. The unit includes ready-to-use assessment pieces.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    Utopian Communities:
    European Roots, American
    Realities

    87.02.06

    The unit examines several utopian communities and their leaders. Students will plan their own utopian community and participate in a mock trial.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analyzing advantages and disadvantages.
  • Lessons in argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    Cyclic Symbolism in
    Sister Carrie

    87.02.07

    The unit analyzes the concepts of the American Dream and tragedy in Theodore Dreiser’s 19th century novel, Sister Carrie.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Writing a personal response; developing a cyclical chart.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    War Beyond Romance: The
    Red Badge of Courage
    and
    Other Considerations

    87.02.08

    The unit debates both the evils and the justifications of war using The Red Badge of Courage as the central reading assignment. The unit includes theoretical approaches to analyzing mankind’s aggression.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, speaking and writing.
  • Lessons in cause/effect, argumentation and persuasion.
  • Analytical questioning and assessment of hypothetical situations.
  •  

    Volume III
    1987

    Writing About
    American Culture

    The Humor of America

    87.03.06

    The unit presents the humor of writers Ben Franklin, Washington Irving and Davy Crockett and Mark Twain.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1985

    Twentieth Century
    American Fiction,
    Biography and
    Autobiography

    Katherine Anne Porter’s
    Artistry and Vision in "The
    Jilting of Granny
    Weatherall," "Flowering
    Judas," and Pale Horse,
    Pale Rider

    85.03.01

    The unit is designed for English students in grade 11. It provides background on Katherine Anne Porter’s life and career as well as lesson plans for each work presented.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1984

    The Oral Tradition

    The Oral Tradition:
    Ancient, Modern, Recycled

    84.04.02

    The unit analyzes the oral tradition from before Christ, through the 19th century in America, in ballad form across cultures and time periods, and as it appeared in a 20th century novel.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume V
    1984

    American Adolescents
    in the Public Eye

    Dress Rehearsal

    84.05.01

    The unit analyzes the novels The Catcher in the Rye, Summer of 1942 and A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Writing a personal response.
  • Analytical questioning.
  •  

    Volume II
    1982

    Autobiography

    The Voice Within

    82.01.01

    The unit provides lesson plans on the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Maya Angelou.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1982

    Society and the
    Detective Novel

    Very Good Fare

    82.01.06

    The unit provides many creative projects to accompany any detective novel. Lesson plans include sleuth games, writing mystery stories and working together in mini-mysteries. The book list provided is divided according to student reading levels.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1981

    The "City" in American
    Literature and Culture

    The Janus-Faced
    Phenomenon of the City

    81.01.01

    The unit addresses major themes in American literature including: the American dream, the individual in the city, ethnic diversity and the grandeur of the city.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1981

    The "City" in American
    Literature and Culture

    The City in Black
    and White and Color

    81.01.07

    The unit analyzes images of the city in America using literature and photography.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1981

    The "City" in American
    Literature and Culture

    American History through
    Literature: Adolescent
    Identity in the 20th Century

    81.01.09

    The unit provides lessons on literature that reveal various emotional issues concerning adolescents.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1980

    Adolescence and Narrative:
    Strategies for
    Teaching Fiction

    Some Strategies for
    Teaching About Adolescent
    Friendships in Literature

    80.01.03

    The unit addresses the theme of friendship in the novels: A Separate Peace and My Antonia.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1980

    Adolescence and Narrative:
    Strategies for
    Teaching Fiction

    The Modern Novel:
    Reading, Writing, and
    Wrestling with Form
    and Content

    80.01.08

    The unit uses several novels to teach critical reading strategies. The unit includes lesson plans on analyzing language and the use of literary devices. Novels addressed are: A Feast of Snakes, The Floating Opera, To Have and Have Not, and The Lady in the Lake.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in the writing process.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1979

    The Stranger in Modern
    Fiction: A Portrait in Black
    and White

    The Stranger in Fiction

    79.01.04

    The unit analyzes "stranger" characters and the theme of estrangement in fiction. References are made to the works of Conrad, Hemingway and Faulkner. No specific student reading assignment is presented.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
  •  

    Volume V
    1979

    Strategies for
    Teaching Literature

    An Aesthetic Overview
    of the Narrative for the
    Ninth Grader

    79.05.07

    The unit discusses short stories, the novel The Pearl and narrative poetry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    Interpreting Ideas in
    American Literature

    78.01.10

    The unit examines American literature that reflects the following themes: innocence, industrialism, tradition and salvation.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in grammar and sentence structure and comparison/contrast.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    A Unit on
    American Folklore

    78.03.08
    (part III)

    The unit presents the elements and types of folklore while analyzing theme in works of art and literature.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Library research and lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Drama

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume III
    1993

    Twentieth-Century
    Multicultural Theater

    The Role of the African
    Playwright as a Griot

    93.03.09

    The unit is designed for a creative writing class and provides samples and discussion topics of playwrights.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and class discussion.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1993

    Twentieth-Century
    Multicultural Theater

    Remember the Time: An
    Exploration of History
    Through Drama

    93.03.10

    The unit is designed for English classes and provides a chronological approach to teaching drama. Readings include Sophocles’ trilogy, Everyman, Much Ado About Nothing, A Doll’s House, The Glass Menagerie, and The Colored Museum.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing, viewing and class discussion.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    A Guide to Teaching the
    Interpretation of
    Shakespeare’s
    As You Like It

    87.02.09

    The unit connects the characters and themes of As You Like It to the lives of inner city youth. The unit includes ready-to-use activities for each act.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    The Oxcart and A Raisin in
    the Sun
    : Romanticism, Realism or Idealism

    87.02.12

    The unit uses drama to compare and contrast Romanticism, Realism and Idealism.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume II
    1985

    American Musical Theater

    From Books to Broadway

    85.02.01

    The unit uses West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof to teach the elements of drama in conjunction with teachers in music, theater and art.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilizations

    Euripides’ Alcestis

    84.01.06

    The unit analyzes Euripides’ Alcestis as an introduction to Greek tragedy.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Definition and application of literary terms.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilizations

    Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex

    84.02.03

    The unit uses the classic Oedipus Rex to teach an introduction to Greek tragedy.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1983

    Drama

    The American Dream and
    Experience in Literature

    83.05.01

    The unit discusses the concept of the American Dream using the following plays: Death of Salesman, The American Dream and A Soldier’s Play.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1983

    Drama

    Drama for Those Who Do
    Not Like or Understand
    Drama

    83.05.03

    The unit uses one-act plays, radio plays and theater visits to entice reluctant students to appreciate drama. Major works discussed are: Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, listening and writing.
  • Definition and application of dramatic devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1983

    Drama

    A Hands-On Approach to
    Teaching Hamlet

    83.05.04

    The unit provides individual and group activities for each act of Hamlet. The unit includes lessons in acting and staging the play as well.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, listening and writing.
  • Definition and application of dramatic devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1983

    Drama

    The Teacher Directs:
    The Experience of
    Movement in Literature

    83.05.07

    Designed for an English class, the unit addresses the elements and affects of movement, improvisation and staging in drama.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking, listening and writing.
  • Definition and application of dramatic devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1980

    Drama

    Marlowe and Faustus:
    Visceral Magicians of the
    Theater

    80.03.01

    The unit concentrates on the text Doctor Faustus to analyze the theme of archetypal human dilemma.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1980

    Drama

    Dramatize English

    80.03.02

    The unit is designed to teach English skills through improvising and role-playing. The unit’s culminating activity is a performance of one-act plays.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1980

    Drama

    Contemporary Drama: A
    Unit in Boundary Breaking

    80.03.03

    The unit teaches the excerpts from the works of Tom Stoppard, Samuel Beckett, David Rabe, Edward Albee and Sam Shepard. The main focus of the unit is on boundaries in performance, the plays’ themes or the characters’ behavior.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1980

    Drama

    Images of Black
    Women in Drama

    80.03.04

    The unit examines the images of black female characters in the plays, Soul Gone Home, A Raisin in the Sun, and Five on the Black Hand Side. The unit also pairs each play with poetry selections.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1980

    Drama

    Script Writing as a Means
    of Effective Writing

    80.03.05

    The unit teaches script writing using various plot lines. Most of the unit revolves around writing dramatic dialogues.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1979

    Strategies for
    Teaching Literature

    Shakespeare:
    Active and Eclectic

    79.05.01

    The unit introduces Shakespearean society and the basic elements of drama. Plays discussed in the unit are Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1979

    Strategies for
    Teaching Literature

    Drama in the Classroom: A
    Ninth Grade Curriculum
    Unit

    79.05.04

    The unit addresses Antigone, Romeo & Juliet, Everyman, The Importance of Being Ernest, The Wild Duck and The Bald Soprano.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1979

    Strategies for
    Teaching Literature

    Shakespeare for the
    Developmental Reader

    79.05.05

    The unit uses Macbeth to teach reading strategies for understanding and analyzing Shakespeare’s language.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lesson in the structure of language.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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    Hispanic/Latin-American Literature

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume I
    1997

    Twentieth Century Latin
    American Writing

    The African Presence in
    the Caribbean: An Analysis
    of African-Antillean Poetry

    97.01.03

    The unit examines various elements of black poetry from the Caribbean. The unit addresses the concept of negritude and makes connections to the Harlem Renaissance.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume I
    1997

    Twentieth Century Latin
    American Writing

    Survey of Latin-American
    Culture Through
    Literature

    97.01.08

    The unit uses the works of Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende to analyze Latin-American heritage.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, writing and class discussion.
  •  

    Volume I
    1990

    Latin American Lives:
    Multiple Heritage and Cultural
    Identity

    An Archetypal Approach
    to Teaching Autobiography

    90.01.01

    The unit uses two works – I . . . Rigoberta Mench, An Indian Woman in Guatemala and Child of the Dark, The Diary of Carolina de Jesus to analyze identity and autobiography.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1989

    Family Ties in Latin
    American Fiction

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez:
    A Latin American in
    Search of his Identity

    89.03.01

    The unit uses short stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to explore the theme of identity.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1987

    The Modern Short Story in
    Latin America

    The Latin-American Short
    Story: A Cultural
    Tradition

    87.01.08

    The unit provides a history of the Latin-American short story and addresses literary elements of the short story. Works of Gabrial Garcia Marquez are used the most.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1982

    Society and Literature in
    Latin America

    Female Stereotypes in
    Literature (with a focus on
    Latin-American writers)

    82.05.06

    The unit analyzes stereotypical female characters in Latin-American literature. The unit provides a copy and discussion of a poem to demonstrate an analysis.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and class discussion.
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    Language and Writing

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume IV
    1995

    Coming of Age in
    Ethnic America

    Pathways to the
    Imagination ‘Creative
    Writing 101’

    95.04.06

    The unit uses poems, short stories, essays and excerpts from novels written by African American, Latin, Native-American and Asian writers. The unit provides opportunities for student introspection as well as techniques and mediums to stimulate imagination and creative writing.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Timed writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1992

    Reading and
    Writing the City

    Tales from the City

    92.03.02

    The unit covers the Great Migration of blacks from the South to the North with a concentration on the "lure" of the city. Creative exercise includes writing a New Haven guidebook.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume III
    1992

    Reading and
    Writing the City

    A Cultural Journalist’s
    View of City Life

    92.03.06

    The unit covers reporting as an examination of people, which includes identifying & preserving traditions.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Posing critical questions and interpreting responses.
  • Analyzing patterns, statistics, data.
  •  

    Volume III
    1992

    Reading and Writing
    the City

    Recognizing Voice and
    Finding Your Own Voice in
    Writing About the City

    92.03.07

    The unit covers reading & writing in relation to recognizing and developing the concept of voice.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1988

    Responding to American
    Words and Images

    Autobiography and the
    Creative Impulse in
    Writing the Short Story

    88.04.01

    The unit teaches the writing process in relation to short story writing.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Lessons in the writing process.
  • Lessons in developing ideas, paragraphs and broad concepts.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1986

    The Process of Writing

    Approaches to Writing

    86.04.01

    The unit is designed for students in grades 11 and 12. The unit provides a variety of lessons for guiding students through the writing process.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Lessons in sentence, paragraph and essay structure.
  • Critical reading.
  • Writing a personal response.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1986

    The Process of Writing

    Writing for a Purpose in
    Senior College English

    86.04.02

    The unit uses literary works (Ethan Frome, Hamlet and Heart of Darkness) as springboards for teaching the writing process.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1986

    The Process of Writing

    Writing Workshop

    86.04.08

    The unit provides a writing workshop format for guiding students to complete various types of writing – descriptive, expository, narrative and writing a character sketch.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical writing.
  • Lessons in paragraph and essay form.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1986

    The Process of Writing

    Street Language
    and Learning

    86.04.10

    The unit focuses on the use of clustering or mapping to guide students to choose words and focus on their writing. Students are also asked to create a street language dictionary, pairing each slang term with a word in standard English.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical listening and writing.
  • Analysis of word parts.
  • Lessons in imagery and idioms.
  •  

    Volume I
    1982

    Autobiography

    Student Autobiography:
    An Approach Through
    Journal Writing

    82.01.07

    The unit uses journal writing to teach the writing process. An extensive list of writing topics is also included.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Lessons in the writing process.
  • Lesson in sentence, paragraph and essay structure.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1981

    Writing Across the
    Curriculum

    Sentence Combining

    81.04.06

    The unit outlines strategies for teaching students to write more complex sentences.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Lessons in grammar, mechanics and sentence structure.
  • Lessons in proofreading and editing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1980

    Language and Writing

    Motivational Techniques
    for Improving Reading
    Comprehension Among
    Inner City High
    School Students

    80.04.06

    The unit addresses internal and external factors that affect one’s reading – physical, mental, emotional, socio-economic, educational factors. The unit also provides strategies for motivating students to become active readers. No specific reading assignments are required.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    Letters and the
    Postal Service: An
    Interdisciplinary Approach

    78.01.02

    The unit addresses the history of mail service as a related to larger social and political concerns in history such as documentation and cryptology.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Researching and drawing conclusions.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    Sequential Curriculum
    for Advanced
    Writing Workshop

    78.01.03

    The unit outlines topics for teaching composition.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in the writing process.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    A Course in Basic Skills

    78.01.05

    The unit addresses basic skills of grammar, sentence construction and mechanics in writing.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Lessons in grammar and mechanics.
  • Lessons in proofreading and editing.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    Ninth Grade English:
    Aims, Skills and
    Procedures for Stretching
    a Student’s Capacity
    to Think

    78.01.07

    The unit addresses basic reading problems in decoding, vocabulary acquisition and sentence structure.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading.
  • Lessons in grammar and mechanics.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    Effective Methods for
    Teaching Paragraph
    Development

    78.01.08

    The unit is designed for student to maintain portfolios to track progress in writing skills.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and the writing process.
  • Lessons in grammar, mechanics and sentence structure.
  • Lessons in paragraph and essay writing.
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    Mythology and the Epic

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume II
    1998

    Cultures and Their Myths

    Writing Through Myths

    98.02.09

    The unit covers the historical, moral and philosophical issues raised in Greek mythology. The main focus revolves a full reading of Homer’s Odyssey & selections from the Iliad. Lessons include analysis of poetic elements specific to the epic.


    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume VII
    1988

    Introduction to
    Aerodynamics

    Daedalus: The Long
    Odyssey from Myth to
    Reality

    88.06.10

    The unit uses the Daedalus myth to introduce interdisciplinary study of the evolution of flight.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    The Odyssey and Morte
    D’Arthur:
    Reading and
    Making Observations for
    Writing and Discussion

    87.02.02

    The unit uses selections from the two classic hero stories to analyze universal themes in literature.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    The Treasure of the Sierra
    Madre: An American Grail

    87.02.03

    The unit analyzes various readings based on the theme of the search for a holy grail. Selections of Morte D’Arthur and The Once and Future King are used.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    Would You Like to Swing
    on a Vine? The Epic
    Tradition and Edgar Rice
    Burroughs

    87.02.05

    The unit explores the author Edgar Rice Burroughs and his tales of adventure related to the theme of ‘the quest.’

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1986

    The Family in Literature

    Coming Home: Teaching
    Homer’s Odyssey

    86.01.02

    The unit addresses Homer’s Odyssey as a family story – the tale of a man coming home to his family after a long war. The main topics discussed are the ideas of homecoming and reunion.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilization

    Looking North of the
    Greek World: The Slavic
    Folk Poetry of the Balkans

    84.01.01

    The unit compares Slavic literature and beliefs to Greek mythology. The unit focuses primarily on teaching epic poetry.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilization

    Twentieth-Century Oracles

    84.01.02

    The unit analyzes the Greek belief in consulting the Delphic Oracle.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Library research and oral presentations.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilization

    Heracles: Super Hero

    84.02.04

    The unit gives background on Heracles and provides an extensive glossary. Lesson plans require students to role play stories.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume II
    1984

    Greek Civilization

    The Iliad – A Practical
    Approach

    84.02.09

    The unit provides lessons on epic poetry with a detailed analysis of The Iliad.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, speaking and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1983

    Greek and Roman
    Mythology

    The Odyssey: A Deeper
    Appreciation

    83.02.01

    The unit provides brief lessons plans for the books of the epic. The unit provides a glossary and lessons for written and oral reports.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1983

    Greek and Roman
    Mythology

    A View of the Odyssey

    83.02.02

    The unit provides lesson plans on The Odyssey with a focus on characterization.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1983

    Greek and Roman
    Mythology

    Mythological Archetypes:
    Amazons to Madison
    Avenue

    83.02.07

    The unit uses the text Man, the Mythmaker to explore mythological archetypes across cultures.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1983

    Greek and Roman
    Mythology

    Myth Connections

    83.02.08

    The unit makes connections between Greek and African mythology. Themes addressed include the Golden Age, heros and gods.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1983

    Greek and Roman
    Mythology

    Greek and Roman
    Mythology in the
    Classroom

    83.02.10

    The unit analyzes the influence of mythology on contemporary society. The unit’s main reading assignment is the Labors of Heracles.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1979

    The Stranger and Modern
    Fiction: A Portrait in
    Black and White

    The American Hero-
    Quester

    79.01.01

    The unit focuses on the hero-quest pattern in mythology and American literature.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1979

    The Stranger and Modern
    Fiction: A Portrait in Black
    and White

    Utopias: Man’s View of
    Society Perfected

    79.01.06

    The unit analyzes the concepts of utopia and dystopia in literature. An analysis of each concept in mythology and epics is provided.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1979

    Language and Writing

    Myths and Folk Tales and
    Fairy Tales

    79.04.02

    The unit examines tales and myths in relation to literary heritage and for teaching reading and comprehension skills.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
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    Poetry

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume II
    1994

    Poetry in the Classroom:
    Incentive and Dramatization

    Dramatic Interpretations
    of Monologue Poems

    94.02.05

    The unit combines study of poetry with theater. The main focus is on the development of character.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and listening.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1994

    Poetry in the Classroom:
    Incentive and Dramatization

    Preciosite and Dandyism:
    Ages of Beauty

    94.02.06

    The unit analyzes the 17th century literary period in France and combines
    poetry with background on Moliere and Dandyism.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1991

    Recent American Poetry:
    Expanding the Canon

    Working with Shakespeare,
    The Poet and Dramatist

    91.04.10

    The unit presents portions of Antigone; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1989

    Poetry

    Character Portrayal in
    Reading and Writing
    Poetry

    89.02.03

    The unit guides students through reading poetry for four levels of meaning - sense, feeling, tone and intention.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1981

    The "City" in American
    Literature and Culture

    Past and Present New York
    through a Comparative
    Study of Photography and
    Poetry

    81.01.06

    The unit covers New York during three periods: 1890-1930, the 1930’s, and 1950-1960’s. The unit compares themes present in photos and poetry from each period.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and viewing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1979

    The Stranger and Modern
    Fiction: A Portrait in Black
    and White

    Images of the City in
    Modern Lyrics and Verse:
    A Sequential Approach to
    the Teaching of Poetry

    79.01.07

    The unit emphasizes figurative writing in poetry and revolves around specific poems and songs related to the theme of isolation and the city.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, listening and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1978

    Language and Writing

    Poetry and Growth

    78.01.04

    The unit takes a philosophical approach to reading poetry and discusses the concepts of the real, ideal, and actual.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
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    Women's Literature

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume I
    1999

    Women’s Voices in Fiction

    Sister Outsiders:
    Black and White Women
    Writing in America

    99.01.01

    The unit examines American women writers within the contexts of voice and genre. Writers presented include: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Walker, Tillie Olson, Kate Chopin, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. The unit includes a writing workshop component.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1999

    Women’s Voices in Fiction

    "This is Not a Story to
    Pass On": Teaching Toni
    Morrison’s Beloved

    99.01.03

    The unit addresses teaching the novel Beloved both as historical fiction and as literature. The unit’s culminating activity is a mock trial.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast, argumentation and persuasion.
  •  

    Volume I
    1999

    Women’s Voices in Fiction

    Mothers Represented in
    Short Stories by Women

    99.01.05

    The unit examines the development of female characters in fiction. The unit’s main focus is on short stories from various cultural perspectives. Authors presented are: Alice Walker, J. California Cooper, Tillie Olson, Julia Alvarez, Jamaica Kincaid and Hiyase Yamamoto.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in identifying "good literature."
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1999

    Women’s Voices in Fiction

    Gothic and the Female
    Voice: Examining
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s
    The Yellow Wallpaper

    99.01.07

    The unit uses the story The Yellow Wallpaper to examine women’s voices in fiction with special emphasis placed on the theme of madness and on gothic literature as a genre.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Writing a personal response.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1999

    Women’s Voice in Fiction

    Daughters Coming of Age
    in Women’s Fiction

    99.01.08

    The unit incorporates music, art and film to enhance literature. The unit includes African American, Hispanic and Asian writers to analyze the theme of coming of age.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Lessons in structured writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1997

    American Maid: Growing Up
    Female in Life and Literature

    "Women of Color":
    A Flight for Change
    Through Literature

    97.03.07

    The unit examines African-American women writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed on writers’ works that express black pride, strength, power and beauty. Writers addressed include: Phyllis Wheatley, Alice Walker, Sonia Snachez, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston and others.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Exercises in conceptualizing and generalizing.
  • Writing a personal response.
  •  

    Volume III
    1991

    African American
    Autobiography

    Magic, Sass, and Rage

    91.03.03

     

    The unit focuses on African American women’s autobiographical writing in stories, poems and novels. Key themes addresses are identity, accuracy of autobiography, magic in the form of visions and wonder, sass as a weapon of self-defense, and rage.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and class discussion.
  •  

    Volume I
    1980

    Adolescence and Narrative:
    Strategies for
    Teaching Fiction

    Parallel Studies in
    Afro-American &
    American Literature –
    Womanhood: Profiles
    in Black and White

    80.01.05

    The unit explores the meaning of sisterhood in literature.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Volume III
    1980

    Drama

    Images of Bla
    Women in Drama

    80.03.04

    The unit examines the images of black female characters in the plays, Soul Gone Home, A Raisin in the Sun, and Five on the Black Hand Side. The unit also pairs each play with poetry selections.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing, speaking and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    Women Writing
    1890-present

    78.03.01
    (part IV)

    The unit analyzes the biographies and select works of British writers, Virginia Woolf, Kate Chopin and Charlotte Bronte. The unit also provides a brief history of American women writers and an analysis of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1978

    20th Century American
    History and Literature

    Woman: Her American
    Experience

    78.03.02
    (part IV)

    The unit uses literature by and about American women to analyze the experiences of women in America. Major works addressed are: The Scarlet Letter, My Antonia, Sister Carrie, Main Street and The Grapes of Wrath.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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    World Literature

    Volume

    Volume Title

    Curriculum Unit Title and Indexing Number

    Summary

    Volume IV
    1989

    Detective Fiction: Its Use as
    Literature and as History

    Sherlock Holmes: Teaching
    English Through
    Detective Fiction

    89.04.04

    The unit is intended for basic level English students and focuses on Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories. Format for lesson plans is the "Directed Reading Lesson."

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1987

    Epic, Romance and the
    American Dream

    Les Mis

    87.02.10

    The unit presents portions of Les Miserables as historical fiction. It also provides extensive background on Victor Hugo.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  • Writing a personal response; journal writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1987

    The Writing of History:
    History as Literature

    Historians are Real People:
    When Stories Are True

    87.04.03

    The unit examines historical novels to learn history. The unit uses the topic of British culture as its main focus and utilizes the novels Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell and The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume VI
    1985

    Time Machines: Artifacts
    and Culture

    A Study of Twentieth
    Century British Culture
    Through Art and
    Literature

    85.06.05

    The unit uses poetry, short stories and art to analyze British culture in the 20th century.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  • Analytical questioning.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1984

    The Oral Tradition

    Women in Traditional
    China and their Portrayal
    in Chinese Folktales

    84.04.03

    The unit uses the Yale-China Association as a resource for teaching the role of women in Chinese culture and literature.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, writing and speaking.
  • Lessons in comparison/contrast.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1983

    Reading the Twentieth
    Century Short Story

    The Short Story:
    A Slice of Life

    83.03.03

    The unit teaches short stories with a thematic approach and provides short critical excerpts on each story for analysis.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume III
    1983

    Reading the Twentieth
    Century Short Story

    Small Packages

    83.03.04

    The unit teaches short stories as they represent metaphors for exploring specific literary elements of a story.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume I
    1982

    Society and the
    Detective Novel

    Semi-Private Eyes

    82.01.05

    The unit uses detective fiction to analyze foil characters. Readings include works by Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading, viewing and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1982

    An Unstable World: The
    West in Decline?

    Teaching African
    Literature in English

    82.04.01

    The unit examines European powers that influenced Africa and its literature – Britain, France and Germany.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  •  

    Volume IV
    1982

    An Unstable World: The
    West in Decline?

    Victorian Seedlings of the
    Twentieth Century

    82.04.05

    The unit analyzes the industrial revolution and its impact on the English social system. Discussions of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach and Thomas Carlyle’s Midas are presented.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1981

    An Interdisciplinary
    Approach to British Studies

    The Return of the Native
    Examined

    81.02.03

    The unit examines characterization and myth in the novel.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1981

    An Interdisciplinary
    Approach to British Studies

    World War II:
    A Comparative Study
    Through Literature

    81.02.07

    The unit provides an outline of the major events of WWII and addresses three WWII novels: On the Other Side of the Gate, Dangerous Spring and Fireweed.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1981

    An Interdisciplinary
    Approach to British Studies

    Bridging the Centuries:
    Teaching the Nineteenth
    Century English Novel

    81.02.08

    The unit provides background on the Victorian Age in England utilizing the following works: Vanity Fair, A Tale of Two Cities and Return of the Native.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume II
    1981

    An Interdisciplinary
    Approach to British Studies

    The British Thriller:
    An Introduction to the
    British Novel

    81.02.09

    The unit examines the influences that shaped British fiction while also comparing attitudes between British and Americans. The unit’s two major readings are Thirty-nine Steps and Call for the Dead.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
  •  

    Volume V
    1979

    Strategies for
    Teaching Literature

    Teaching
    A Tale of Two Cities

    79.05.02

    The unit provides historical background for teaching A Tale of Two Cities within its historical context.

    Elements to support CAPT and New Haven Literacy Initiative:

  • Critical reading and writing.
  • Identifying, defining and analyzing the use of literary devices.
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