Students will study the problem of possession using the essential question: What do our possessions reveal about us? People reveal who they are by what they say, what they do, and what they own. The materials used in this unit require students to read three poems: Avarice, The Good Life, and Money.
Students are introduced to the topic by a general class discussion. After preliminary assessment of their understandings of possessions, we use these two weeks to read and understand the three poems.