RI.9-10.9

Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington's Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail"), including how they address related themes and concepts.

 
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Will it Parallel?! Structure and Form in Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If two lines on a page can be parallel, how can two lines of words?

 
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Race and Rhetoric in Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rhetoric is the discussion topic of the day as students discuss persuasive techniques.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the score? Students write comparisons of Dr. King and Malcolm and X and score their own writing.

 
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Puzzling Out Information: A Jigsaw Reading

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Like the greatest thinkers of the The Enlightenment sought to understand the world around them, students craft a whole understanding of the era's historical context

 
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The Development of a Declaration: Diction, Syntax and Rhetoric in the Age of Revolutions (Day 2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Revolutions are cyclical in nature--and they all share similar ideas, documents and strategies. At the risk of starting our own revolution, helping students to create their own declaration is one way to dive into this historical concept.

 
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The Impossibility of Perfection: Franklin's Speckled Axe & Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident," students will need to explain and justify their own arguments. The Declaration of Independence models crafting strong arguments, persuasive appeals, and rhetorical devices for students.

 
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10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rule Makers And Rule Breakers
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can a text be so complex that it has multiple purposes directed toward diverse audiences?

 
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Perfect People: Analyzing the Plan for Perfection in Benjamin Franklin's Autobiograohy

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

They say, "Nobody's perfect." Students follow Ben Franklin's rational, "scientific" attempt to come close.

 
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Give Me Understanding of Charged Words, or Give Me More Practice

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To what do the famous words, "Give me liberty, or give me death" refer? Why would someone make such a charged claim?

 
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Enlightened Students: Test Day and Papers Due

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

End of the Enlightenment Day! Papers are due and the test is today; it's all been leading up to this.

 
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It's Your (Un)Lucky Day: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is Friday the 13th your unlucky day? Students examine possible origins for the superstitions surrounding the holiday and share their own superstitions.

 
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Turkeys & Thanksgiving Traditions: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding the origins and celebrations of the Thanksgiving holiday create culturally literate students.

 
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The Development of a Declaration: Diction, Syntax and Rhetoric in the Age of Revolutions (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Revolutions are cyclical in nature--and they all share similar ideas, documents and strategies. At the risk of starting our own revolution, helping students to create their own declaration is one way to dive into this historical concept.

 
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Reflections (2)
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Trick or Treat: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What trick or treat traditions do we celebrate? What creative costumes do we wear? Why do we celebrate the Halloween holiday?

 
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Holiday Seasons & Winter Holidays: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The gretting, "Happy Holidays" can include many different days; what does it mean to my students when they hear it?

 
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