Unit 5:

The Monster

How do individuals define the "monster" and how does this reflect the fears of society?
~ 30 days

Over the course of this unit, students will examine different monsters across a literary timeline in order to answer the question- how do monsters reflect the fears of a society? Students will conduct close readings of written and visual texts in order to come to a deeper understanding of who the monster is and why it exists. Students will use low-stakes writing and discussion as a means to explore their own opinions on the topic of the monster, ultimately solidifying their own definition of the monster in the unit’s culminating assessment- The Monster Definition Paper.


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