What is the basis for the belief that justice will ultimately prevail in American society?
DAY 1 - SEED 1
DAY 2–3 - SEED 2
DAY 4–8 - PLAN 1
DAY 9–10 - SEED 3
DAY 11–15 - PLAN 2
DAY 16 - SEED 4
DAY 17–22 - SEED 5
DAY 23–25 - SEED 6
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This lesson, which requires multiple class periods to complete, incorporates the close readings of "Niagara Movement Speech," by W.E.B. DuBois; "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?" speech by Mary McLeod Bethune; "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and President Obama's speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
In this lesson, students determine the central idea of a text, analyze its development and provide an objective summary of the overall meaning and purpose of the text. Students also demonstrate their ability to cite textual evidence to support an accurate analysis of what a text says explicitly and implicitly. Students consider a writer's perspective when determining his or her purpose in writing a text, the use of rhetoric to advance that purpose and how word choice affects meaning and tone. Lastly, students analyze how different texts address related themes and concepts and how writers draw connections between them.
Over the course of the lesson, students are assigned one of the above-noted texts to read and/or listen to closely. Students react independently to their assigned text and respond to the questions on the SOAPSTone organizer. Students with like texts will then be grouped together to compare the responses on their individual organizers; they will work collaboratively to consider the information on their organizers, as well as the guiding questions, in order to write an objective summary of their assigned text. The summaries will be shared with the other students in the class and all students will be assigned the tasks of determining which ideas are central to all of the texts and analyzing why particular American issues and themes continue to transcend time.
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Lesson Plan Procedure
Students will identify the portion of their passage that most strongly depicts the writer's view of a just society.
Download The Niagara Movement and W.E.B. DuBois
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