What defines who we are? How are characters a product of their environment?
DAY 1 - OPENER
DAY 2 - PLAN 1
DAY 3–5 - SEED 1
DAY 3–5 - SEED 2
DAY 3–5 - SEED 3
DAY 3–5 - SEED 4
DAY 3–5 - SEED 5
DAY 11–13 - PLAN 2
DAY 17 - SEED 6
DAY 19 - SEED 7
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds,
teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (2003); Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni (2005)
These two works about contemporary young women from Iran—one raised in the United States who returns to her grandparents' home to discover the truth behind the headlines, and the other an expatriate who comes of age in Europe after being sent away by her parents for her own protection—give very different perspectives on a culture and history not always well-known to American students.
Teachers should plan to lead students through the writing process for this task. Activities should include some or all of the following:
*Note: Potential passages for analysis might include the discussion of the wearing of the veil (Satrapi 3–9, Moaveni 42–43).
Download Task 1 History of Persia compared its contemporary civilizations
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