Thematic Units

Unit 1:  Persuasion

Unit 2: The Great Gatsby

 Unit 3: Education

Unit 3.5 (mini-unit) Logical Fallacy & Toulmin

Unit 4: Science, Nature, and the Environment

  • Readings:
    • “The Obligation to Endure” by Rachel Carson
    • “The Ends of the World as We Know Them” by Jared Diamond
    • “Seeing” by Annie Dillard
    • “Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs” by Stephen Jay Gould
    • “Our Vanishing Night” by Verlyn Klinkenborg
    • “Curbing Nature’s Paparazzi” by Bill McKibben
    • “The Way to Rainy Mountain” by N. Scott Momaday
    • “What’s Eating America” by Michael Pollan
    • “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” by Henry David Thoreau
    •  “The Death of the Moth” by Virginia Woolf
    • From “Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold
    • “Once More to the Lake” by E.B. White


Other Units

  • The Things They Carried
  • Education
  • Race and Culture
  • History and Politics
  • Identity
  • Media and Pop Culture
  • Science, Nature, and the Environment
  • Gender
  • Ethics
  • Family

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