Unit: The Crucible & American Values/Ideals

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Lesson 1 Resources: 2

Ss will... -Learn about me and my classroom expectations -Begin to engage with the idea of Americanism and share what they already know about American values -Be introduced to tone and to new vocabulary words -Engage with a challenging text (“Sinners...”) in an accessible way

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Lesson 2 Resources: 1

Ss will... Take stock of their own values and compare their values to typical American values.

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Lesson 3 Resources: 3

Ss will... Have broken down American culture using the “iceberg” model, learned the context of The Crucible, and started the play.

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Lesson 4 Resources: 4

Ss will... Be able to explain why quotes should be embedded; finish reading/watching Act I, scene 1 in The Crucible

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Lesson 5

Ss will... Be able to explain what connotation is; be able to identify the connotative meanings of 15 new vocab words; watch scene 6, “The Judges” (the first 1/3 of I.2) in The Crucible

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The Crucible: Lesson 6 Resources: 6

Ss will... Be able to sequence all of the major events in the Crucible and use new vocab words to describe the characters; Synthesize all of the materials/notes they have received so far on Puritanism in order to identify key Puritan values.

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Lesson 7 Resources: 4

Ss will... Be able to demonstrate their understanding of connotation with vocab words; use primary sources to identify key Puritan values; identify the events in the second half of act I, scene 2 of The Crucible

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Lesson 8 Resources: 3

Ss will... Be able to demonstrate that they understood the plot events in act I, scene 2 of The Crucible; identify/explain the four criteria of a well embedded quotation

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Lesson 9 Resources: 5

Ss will... Be able to demonstrate the correct usage and connotation of 25 vocabulary words; explain what a witch hunt is and provide some examples of historical witch hunts; analyze their assigned character’s motivation in act 2, scene 1.

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Lesson 10

Ss will... Synthesize their knowledge of their individual characters with their previously acquired skills in drama to begin staging and practicing their scenes in groups.

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Lesson 11

Ss will... Be able to demonstrate that they have successfully understood character motivations by performing brief scenes from The Crucible; identify the events in the second act of The Crucible

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Lesson 12 Resources: 2

Ss will... Be able to explain what a DBQ (Document-Based Question) is and list the tasks they must complete by Friday in order to be ready for the DBQ.

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Lesson 13 Resources: 6

Ss will... Be able to find evidence in the documents that they’ve analyzed to adequately support three reasons why witch hunts happen; identify the DBQ that he or she is more excited to try; synthesize multiple sources to create an essay outline; identify the criteria on which their essay will be graded. THIS LESSON ALSO INCLUDES ALL OF THE FILES THAT WE USED ON DBQ EXAM DAY AND THE FINAL VOCAB QUIZ FOR THIS UNIT.

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Unit Resources

Crucible unit calendar   Scope and Sequence
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