Curriculum IDEAS

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, is the amazing story of Louis Zamperini’s surviving a plane crash and then the Japanese POW camps of World War II. The trials he endures provides multidisciplinary approaches for further study in subjects studied at the High School level. This page offers ideas of how Unbroken may inspire learning opportunities for a variety of courses and includes a section for incorporating technology. Lesson plans may either link to GoogleSites for group “MHS Summer Reading Program” or open a page within this website.

Click on the book cover unbroken or author photo  laurahillenbrand to be directed to more resources on the book.



Science – Survival at Sea (Haner 2013)

Computer TechnologyExcel and Summer Reading Data:  WWII POW’s held by the Japanese in Mainland Japan (Sangaleer, 2013)

Statistics – Analysis of WWII POW’s held by the Japanese, see above

Chemistry –  SALT Lesson Ideas
MathematicsSurface Area of a Sphere  dreamstime_xs_24395329

English Language Arts – Book Blog Reviews, Analysis of the Use of Imagery and Third Person Perspective, Mind Mapping (Haner 2013)

Foreign LanguageCompare and Contrast Leadership Styles

History – WW2, the Olympics, WW2 Airplanes, Communications

Nutrition – Surviving at sea on limited rations &/or POW camps

Physical Education – Obstacle Course, Track and Field:  Running the Mile in 4 minutes or Less, the Olympics

Science – Weather, Physics of Flying



Tech Integration SOURCE CITATION Lesson Plan (Haner, 2013)

MHS Digital Portfolio Walkthrough


Create a BLOG of Student Reviews with or Weebly

SOAPTSone explained  (via AP Central,  The College Board)

Slideshow “What Does DIDLS Stand For?” via Wiki Answers

HOLT Interactive Graphic Organizer



Search of the Interwebs for “Unbroken Lesson Plans Projects

<tab>Lit Lovers 

<tab>Making of the Movie (EOnline News)

Louis Zamperini – CBS Sunday Morning – 5/27/12

Read what the book bloggers are saying about Unbroken!  –> HERE <–





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