How do our choices affect the consequences that people face?
Days 1-2 - SEED 1
Days 3-5 – PLAN 1
Days 6 - SEED 2
Days 7 - SEED 3
Days 8-9 - SEED 4
Days 10 - SEED 5
Days 11 - SEED 6
Days 12-17 – PLAN 2
Days 18-23 – PLAN 3
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CCSS Standards for this Unit
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In this lesson, students will read of chapters 9-14 in James L. Swanson’s Chasing Lincoln’s Killer to analyze and discuss how Swanson’s presents the repercussions of John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Students will also compare Swanson’s account to a multimedia version of Booth’s escape after the assassination of Lincoln.
TEACHER PLANNING, PREPARATION AND MATERIALS
Day 6/Lesson Closure
CCSS STANDARDS ALIGNMENT
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL 7.9 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Speaking and Listening
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
W 7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
L7.1 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.