December 10

Honors World Literature December 12-21

Honors World Literature                      

 

Planning Your Week: December 12-16

No more Membean practice!

 

Monday, December 12

LG: Understand political and cultural issues surrounding the Holocaust and how Elie Wiesel portrays his experiences.

  1. Opener: IAN ponder and respond: Based on what you know about the Holocaust and what we have learned from Elie Wiesel’s interview with Oprah, write three potential theme statements that may come from his memoir.
  2. Student-Led Work Session—
    1. View the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum video “Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMTPAE53PqE
    2. Read/analyze “The Voyage of the St. Louis” and the emigration guidelines and immigration guidelines (handouts).
    3. Discuss: Why are refugee situations so complex? Why don’t countries simply help people? Dictionary.com’s 2016 word of the year is xenophobia. How does this connect to the immigration issues in the late 1930s/early 1940s.
    4. Begin reading Night and complete the reading guide for chapters 1-3.
  3. Closer—Complete a 3-2-1 card (3 feelings you had or things you learned, 2 questions you would like to ask, and 1 major understanding and what you might do with it).

Tuesday, December 13

LG: Understand political and cultural issues surrounding the Holocaust and how Elie Wiesel portrays his experiences.

  1. Opener: IAN ponder and respond: Review the statistics on the Holocaust. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008193 Compare/contrast the way you respond to charts and graphs and the way you respond to narratives like Wiesel’s memoir. How is one voice more powerful than statistics?
  2. Student-Led Work Session—
  3. Read/analyze chapters 1-3 of Night and complete the reading guide.
  4. Read “Cattle Car” and complete the handout connecting the short story to Wiesel’s description of the cattle car in
  5. Closer— How is one voice more powerful than statistics?

Wednesday, December 14

LG: Understand political and cultural issues surrounding the Holocaust and how Elie Wiesel portrays his experiences.

  1. Opener: IAN ponder and respond: Should current generations be held responsible for their ancestors’ transgressions?
  2. Student-Led Work Session—
    1. Overview the Bitburg controversy and watch the ABC news commentary on Reagan’s visit to Bitburg, Germany https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHIfnQWCZRg
    2. Read/analyze Wiesel’s speech, analyzing rhetorical strategies he employs; watch his delivery of the speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcnFPW2o28I . (Reagan arriving at Bitburg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRP1LMttSOY)
  3. Closer: Read chapters 4-5; complete the flow chart, analyzing Wiesel’s struggle with his changing views on religion.

Thursday, December 15

LG: Understand political and cultural issues surrounding the Holocaust and how Elie Wiesel portrays his experiences.

  1. Opener—Consider the myth of Pandora’s box. How does Wiesel use the concept of hope (and hopelessness) as a powerful tool in his narrative?
  2. Student-Led Work Session—
    1. Read/analyze chapters 6-9, examining the concepts of hope and hopelessness.
    2. Review the theme statements from your IAN; clarify them and add complexity.
  3. Closer—Reflect on the experience of reading How do you deal with Wiesel’s caution against indifference?

Friday, December 16

LG: Analyze cultural elements depicted in film, focusing on what is emphasized in this account and how the director develops character over the course of the text to advance plot and develop theme.

  1. Opener—IAN Ponder and Respond: Read the excerpt from Schindler’s List; how does this narrative compare to Wiesel’s? What details are emphasized?
  2. Student work session: View Schindler’s List (edited for content); analyze the director’s choices.
  3. Closer—Compare/contrast the film depiction with the narrative.

 

Monday, December 19

 Review for final exams; finish Schindler’s List (edited for content).

Tuesday, December 20-Wednesday, December 21—FINAL EXAMS (See schedule for details.)


Posted December 10, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors World Literature

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