World Lit: Act III, Feeling Murderous?

Welcome to Thursday, everyone!!! Anyone else really ready for the weekend?!

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10RL9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Learning Target: I can understand how the modern day class struggle is similar to the patricians vs. plebeians struggle in ancient Rome and how Caesar’s death played a part in that struggle.

Activator: Caesar’s death scene as depicted in the HBO show Rome (which is an EXCELLENT show to watch if your parents are comfortable with you seeing some adult content!)

Work Session: 

Today we will start out by reading!! I believe we need to finish act II, and then we will read act III scene i…which is where Caesar dies. Sorry, Caesar.

After we finish reading today, we’re going to read a couple articles about the new #blacklivesmatter civil rights movement, and about the class struggle in modern America.

First, the class struggle is real:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/11/us/rich-poor-conflict/

Second, a new civil rights movement:

https://newsela.com/articles/New-civilrights/id/6294/

After we SQPRRS the articles, we’re going to talk about them as a class. Do you agree? Disagree? Why?

Closing Session:

Ticket out the door: Would you join a protest? What issues are important enough to you personally that would make you get out there?

Differentiation: Articles in 2 different lexiles (process).

Assessment: SQPRRS will be graded.

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