A Separate Peace
Examine and extend meaning of literary work as having significant
Consider contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of
view when construction meaning of text.
Explain how common and universal experience serve aw the source of
literary themes which cross time and culture.
Record, document, and organize information.
What is the influence of history and culture on personal decision making as
reflected in the literature of the era?
What is the influence of history and culture on a specific literary piece – A
What is the true meaning of disappointment?
Do you lose a part of your individuality to be a part of a group:
When you envy a friend, who is hurt more, the envier or the envied?
What is the risk of taking responsibility for your own actions?
How can a guilty conscience effect your daily life?
What do you risk in being a loyal friend?
The influence of World War II
The culture of Private schools
The economy of the 1940’s
The personal background of the author
The influence of peer pressure
Trait Standard of Excellence
Identify history and culture as an influence Significant and reliable details to defend
in literature position. Cited reliable sources for all
Essential question defended reliably Presented clear statement and used research
project to effectively support position
Relationship to personal experience Clearly and effectively demonstrates the
relationship of the influence of elements of
the literature to personal experience
Polish Carefully and artfully presented in an
mature manner with high quality
Timeline of Activities
Journal – Ongoing
Research topics – November 29 – December 16
Decorate room with 1940’s memorabilia, such as magazines, pictures,
music, and WWII Eisenhower uniform.
Invite a guidance counselor to journal discussions
Align journal entries to assist with personal relationship to individual
students’ experience with the author’s experiences.
Provide research time/place/materials
Invite a guest who participated in similar experiences to the characters in
the story, such as participation in WWII or private school.
Tour of a private, residential school