The New Commons Project provides support and resources for all teachers who would like to incorporate New Commons selections into their courses. Feel free to use, adapt, or otherwise incorporate these assignments into your classes.

Grades 9-12
New Commons Project Lesson Plan (includes English and Social Studies standards)
New Commons Project Lesson Peer Feedback Form
New Commons Project Lesson Graphic Organizer

The Wire: Podcast Assignment (hear student examples)
Banksy: Public Intervention Assignment (see student examples)
John Coltrane’s “Alabama”: Spotify Playlist (see student example)
Jane Austen’s Persuasion: Film Project (see images from student films)
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.: Spotify Playlist (see student example)
Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out & Back Again: Book Group (see photos)
The Fedco Seed Catalog: Garden Story Map (see student examples)
Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6: Spotify Playlist (see student example)
The Canoe: Field Notebook (see student examples)
Cheryl Savageau’s Dirt Road Home: Nomination Video (see student example)
Matt Groening’s The Simpsons: Video Remix (see image from student film)
James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time: Autobiography Project
George Orwell’s 1984: Cultural Memory Podcast
Dungeons & Dragons: Roleplaying Game Design
Solange’s A Seat at the Table: Interview/Autobiography
Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World”: Bodies/Spaces
Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis: Memoir Analysis
Boston Cooking-School Cook Book: Food as History/Art/Science