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We Are Family: The Bonds of Humanity

 Genre Title Author  Literary Period Link  
 Novel  Little Bee Chris Cleave 21st centuryaudio
 Novel The Curious Incident of the Dog...     Mark Haddon 21st centuryaudio
 Play Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett  Modernism text
 Poetry Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage...") Shakespeare Renaissance/Reformationtext
 Poetry "Meditation 17" John Donne Renaissance/Reformationtext
 Poetry "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" John Donne Renaissance/Reformation text
 Poetry "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" Robert Herrick Renaissance/Reformationtext
 Poetry "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"
 Thomas Gray Pre-Romanticismtext
 Poetry "She Walks in Beauty" Lord Byron Romanticismtext
 Poetry "Bright Star" John Keats Romanticismtext
 Poetry "Ode on a Grecian Urn" John Keats      Romanticism text
 Poetry "Ulysses"  Lord Tennyson  Victorian text
 Poetry "Dover Beach"  Matthew Arnold  Victorian text
 Poetry "Musée des Beaux Arts" W. H. Auden Modernismtext
 Poetry "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" Dylan Thomas Modernism text
 Poetry "Digging" Seamus Heaney Modernismtext

Essential Questions:
What makes us who we are?
Why should we read about characters from other places and other times?
What can we learn about ourselves from others?
What is necessary to create a bond between people?
What is our responsibility to others?
When, if ever, should we put our own needs above the needs of others?
Why is human connection important?
Is it important to be remembered?
What role does faith play in our humanity?