ELA 9

All That I Am – The Search for Self

  • From where does our sense of identify come?
  • What makes each person unique and interesting?
  • How do people express their individuality?
  • How do people change as they journey through life?
  • How do we keep our self-identity yet, at the same time, become part of a community?

Conflicts, Challenges, Issues, and Choices – Doing the Right Thing

  • What is the right thing to do? How do we know?
  • What are our rights, responsibilities, and freedoms?
  • What causes conflict or makes something an issue?
  • How do individuals and groups best deal with and resolve conflicts and address issues?
  • What qualities help people deal with conflicts and issues successfully?

Exploring Loyalty, Love, and Relationships

  • Why do people need each other?
  • What does it mean to be a loyal and true friend?
  • What does it mean to belong and be loyal to our family?
  • What does it mean to be in love?

Indigenous and Norse Narratives

  • Why do people tell stories and tales?
  • How do these stories help people understand their world?
  • What lessons do we learn about people through these tales?
  • How are these stories and tales alike and different?
  • Why is it important for each generation to hear and to retell these tales?

Our Shared Linguistic and Cultural Roots

  • When, where, and how was English first used and by whom?
  • How does a linguist analyse and explain the English language?
  • How do we learn a language such as English?
  • How is English used by different people in different roles and occupations?
  • How is language affected by gender, age, ethnic heritage group, and educational background?

Surviving and Conquering

  • What does it take to survive on planet Earth and in our society?
  • What kinds of survival challenges have others faced?
  • What decisions do people have to make to survive?
  • How can we help one another survive?
  • Why is it important to do more than just survive?
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