Uncharted Territory is a unique first-edition reader keyed to the challenges, uncertainties, and decisions that all high school students face.
Created by Jim Burke, a master teacher with over twenty years of high school teaching experience and bestselling author of numerous professional books, this reader helps students envision identities and possibilities outside of the classroom while balancing new freedoms with new responsibilities after graduation. Its eight units engage students in discussions and activities about education, credo, power, relationships, identity, freedom, decisions, and success. Designed to be used alone or in conjunction with longer works of fiction and nonfiction, Uncharted Territory features opportunities throughout the book and teaching package to link to popular and canonical texts, such as Walden, Hamlet, and Frankenstein.
About the Author
Jim Burke, an English teacher at Middle College at the College of San Mateo, has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and has written more than twenty-five books about teaching and literacy. His current project is a daily planner for teachers, written with Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey. He has received numerous awards, including the Exemplary Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Distinguished Service Award from the California Association of Teachers of English. In addition to his commitment to his own classroom, he has served as an advisor for the College Board’s Advanced Placement English Language and Literature Courses and Exams Review Commission. He has a wife, three children, and four California desert tortoises.