Unit 5:

Challenging Truths/Coming-of-Age

What are some changes that individuals experience when they traverse the line between childhood and adulthood?
~ 29 days

Enduring Understandings of Unit Plan:

  • To “come of age” refers to the transition individuals experience when they mature from childhood to adulthood. 
  • As we “come of age,” we begin to challenge our beliefs and realize that our world is complex. 
  • Protagonists in “coming of age” texts experience a turning point where they lose their innocence of childhood and are forever changed. 

Unit Outline

16 Components

Unit 5 bridges the gap between literature and reality. Students will experience what it means to grow up- as they read and as they reflect on their own lives. As they follow their coming-of-age protagonist through his/her quest, students will examine their own realities by assessing  the "facts" that are presented to them on a daily basis in news sources. Unit 5 culminates in the composition of an argument in the Disproving Fake News/ Writing from Sources essay, as well as using formal discussion as a way to reflect on learning through the Character Roundtable.

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