The Social Worlds Unit was built around th Coming of Age anthology of short stories about teen experiences. Some of the materials and handouts the teachers used to structure student work are below. Also below are some of the teachers' artifacts in response to the short story "And Summer is Gone." The first week of the unit explored this story with students through the experience of the teachers' response artifacts.

Unit Overview

Social Worlds Analysis Form

Final Project Guide

Grading Contract

"And Summer is Gone" Artifacts

Romance Movie using excerpts from teen magazines (Jamie Myers)

New verses for "Dear Abby" sung by Amy Taylor

Magazine Ads emphasizing style and friends (Kelly Bertoty)

Journal Entries from characters year's later (Carol Paul)