After finishing their warm-ups, students will take a pre-quiz for their 1st set of vocabulary words. This is the same quiz they will have at the end of the week for their vocabulary words. Once they have finished their quizzes, students will work in groups to create a poster that defines freedom by creating 5 visuals and writing 5 words (not to include "freedom" or "free"). Each group will then present their posters to the class.
Due to timing, students in 1st period will be asked to take home their selection, "An ideal I am prepared to die for" by Nelson Mandela to read over night.
Students in 3rd and 4th periods will be given their textbooks as they work on their posters. As a class, we will read through the selection "Born Free: Children and the Struggle for Human Rights" on page 262 of their textbook. As they read, they will annotate in the selection and identify the central idea of the text.
Once students have read the selection, they will write a brief summary that explains the central idea of the text and then move into a discussion in which they debate the idea that "People who stand up for their rights always win." Finally, students will write a brief QuickWrite in which they answer the question "What does it mean to 'be free'?"
HW: 1st period- Read your Mandela speech.