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YAL - Young Adult Literature Presenter Unit 2006/2007


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  Handbook for Boys

by Walter Dean Myers


Subjects: Language Arts, Social Science
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th
Posted: March 2007 (Pre CCSS)

CTC YAL Presenter Unit 2006/2007




A Harlem Barbershop, Then and Now


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Mapping My Community


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Bringing the Community into the Classroom
Khadeejah Lasuc and Angel Sinchi, presenters

This interdisciplinary unit uses literature, geography and culture to help understand tradition and festivals at a personal level for 8th grade students. The theme of the unit supports students as they explore the nature of luck – whether such a thing actually exists, and if it does, whether it can be influenced by individual actions and beliefs.