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SECTION ONE

(Student Pages 4-11)

    What do extraordinary hardships reveal about the human spirit?

    These materials support the following texts in the Reader:
            Lexi Youngberg, Invincible
            I Will Not Get Out of Heart Yet
            Prosthetics of Tomorrow

    Lesson plan

    Quiz

    Vocabulary activity

    Close-reading questions

    Information quest

    Answer key

    Download all the Section 1 activities above in one PDF

 

SECTION TWO

(Student Pages 12-19)

    What power does community offer to its members?

    These materials support the following texts in the Reader:
            Wind
            Surviving the Storm
            Rebuilding Hope (video)

    Lesson plan

    Quiz

    Vocabulary activity

    Close-reading questions

    Video: Rebuilding Hope

    Video discussion questions

    Answer key

    Download all the Section 2 activities above in one PDF

SECTION THREE

(Student Pages 20-27)

    How do people react in the face of injustice? 

    These materials support the following texts in the Reader:
            Teen Freedom Fighters
            The News of the Week in Review: Strife
            The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Lesson plan

    Quiz

    Vocabulary activity

    Close-reading questions

    Answer key

    Download all the Section 3 activities above in one PDF

SECTION FOUR

(Student Pages 28-32)

    How can failure be an important experience? 

    These materials support the following texts in the Reader:
            Are you a Loser?
            Overcoming Obstacles
            Invictus

    Lesson Plan

    Quiz

    Vocabulary activity

    Close-reading questions

    Answer key

    Dramatic reading of the poem "Invictus"

    Download all the Section 4 activities above in one PDF

Final Performance Tasks: Culminating activities that draw on all the texts in the issue

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