The Things They Carried Curriculum Unit
Students participate in research activities, close reading, character analysis, reader response activities, journaling, interpretation of style and structure, and theme analysis.
Supplementary materials include a reading guide with suggested responses, character quiz and objective test with answer keys, and an essay test. This unit includes 12 Lesson Plans / 26 Handouts / 84 Pages, aligned to Common Core standards, grades 9-12, high school.
- Critical thinking
- Social and cross-cultural skills
- Productivity and accountability
- Leadership and responsibility
The They Carried is a contemporary masterpiece that tells stories of the fictional Alpha Company during the Vietnam conflict. It is a novel derived from the author’s own experiences and woven together in an impressionistic style. Through numerous vignettes and a single narrative viewpoint, readers are immersed in the confusion of war and the ambiguities of life and death both in battle and in the aftermath.
Check out the Additional Info Section for the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.
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