Thematic Essay: Community Spirit Is it better to be alone or in a community in times of crisis? How do people in communities come together to help each other survive in times of crisis? In what ways have you witnessed community spirit help struggling individuals? In what ways might the type of community spirit present before a crisis help or hinder that community's recovery from the crisis? In what crisis situations would you prefer being alone to being in a group? In what crisis situation would you prefer the group?
Focus for 4th Quarter: Big Ideas: survival resourcefulness loss connectedness
Themes Survivors adapt to cope with unforeseen circumstances and events. Knowing the atrocities of the past should be a caution for the future. as per ELA 11 Michigan Merit Curriculum Course Requirements, Page 59
Focus Questions What is the DNA of Survival? What are the critical characteristics of survival in people, business, and nations? What role does adaptation play in survival? What qualities do survivors exhibit? Essential Questions What patterns and elements promote survival? What can we learn from the oldest survivors: living things, organizations, nations? How do I build a context for change in my life? How do I demonstrate that I am open-minded enough to learn from my experiences and from the experiences of others? What do I need to know to avoid repeating mistakes of the past?
Chapter Three: Details are being Investigated Two Days
Other Suggested texts All But My Life. Survivor married US Soldier who liberates her from camp Bradbury, Ray. "There Will Come Soft Rains" (short story) Teasdale, Sara. "There Will Come Soft Rains" (poem) Sandburg, Carl. "Grass".
Works of Art
4th Quarter Exam Review Checklist
As per ELA 11th Grade Michigan Merit Curriculum Course Requirements, Page xx
Narrative Text Genre Study Characteristics of XX poetry XX graphic novels XX allegory XX literary memoir Author study of poet from time period Elements of Memoir a memory; a description of an event from the past written in first person based on truth reveals author's feelings before and after event includes lessons learned focused on an experience at one point in author's life
Features of Graphic Novels thought balloon/bubble images used in a sequence images delineated by lines (panel borders) to depict actions splash panel/page panel frame gutter space narrative box/voiceover borderless panel bleeds (image runs off page) told in images
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Literary Devices symbolism alliteration repetition foreshadowing flashbacks tone graphic characterization text framing Historical/Cultural history of survival culture of World War II as depicted in Night, Hiroshima, and Maus Critical Perspectives characteristics that promote survival and adaptation
Informational Text Genre Study Characteristics of autobiography authoritative sources speeches interview critique primary sources secondary sources Expository Elements examples metaphors testimonials elements of critiques elements of effective speeches Organizational Patterns problem/solution pyramid outlines Historical/Cultural survivors' perspectives through interviews historical perspective on small business survival