Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation The Tell Tale Heart: Guilty or Innocent by Reason of Insanity? - Section 3: The Assignment: Guilty or Insane?


I designed this lesson to precede another debate, but -- due to timeframe and planning issues -- I adapted it to just a discussion.  I feel like I let the kids down a bit; they loved debating (which we did earlier in the year) and were primed to do it again.

This unit was going to culminate in a menu of projects related to the horror genre, but I had to scrap it.  The end of the year was looming (as were EOY tests) and there comes a point in all teacher's lives when you know that the kids can't handle one. more. project.

So, with better planning, I would develop this into a debate...or at least offer the option.

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The Tell Tale Heart: Guilty or Innocent by Reason of Insanity?

Unit 6: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Lesson 9 of 18

Objective: SWBAT construct arguments related to the criminal prosecution of the narrator in Poe's The Tell Tale Heart.

Big Idea: Argue both sides, NOW which side are you on?

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