What are our every day challenges?

Unit 1

Midway point project

Choose short stories that show individuals who face challenges focusing on short story elements: point of view, plot, characterization, author’s purpose, theme, and conflict.

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PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO GO BACK TO THE PADLET AND ANSWER THE MIDWAY POINT QUESTIONS. :)

Rubric for Midway presentation

Final Project

Create a spiderscribe or something similar, comparing/contrasting your challenges with the challenges of characters in the short stories and essays we have read and analyzed for this unit.


Be sure to include- quotes, page numbers and stories, as well as, explanations and anecdotes from your own personal challenges, and what you have done/learned/changed/etc. from them.


Please be sure to upload your completed project onto netschool.

Rubric for Final Project

A little inspiration!

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

Extension Activity

Create a visual example of the challenges faced for the early explorers and settlers in the 13 colonies. Also, are there challenges that those explorers and early settlers faced that we, in modern America, still face? Why do you feel those challenges still exist?

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