Reflection: Joy The Costs and Benefits of Imperialism: Primary Source Review (Day 2 of 3) - Section 3: Preview of Next Unit: Book Talks


Now, I know that the books I book talked today were going to be easy sells (I mean, warning them about the sex was sell enough, right?), but I did not anticipate how excited the students would be to choose a book.

After the first half, I had students swarm me to read the back of each book and to ask me questions about characters, settings and what I thought they should read. My second half wasn't as excited, but I did run in to a few students later in the day during my supervision duty who asked me about specific book titles and told me how excited they were to read these books.

Dystopian fiction is a favorite genre for teenagers lately, so I made sure to tell them that these books were like the grand-daddy books to their current favorites, ala The Hunger Games and Divergent. I know once they get their hands on these books, they will potentially struggle with the complexity of the text, but I'm hoping that some of their excitement lasts given the fact that they get to choose the book they read and work with.

  Joy: Excitement!
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The Costs and Benefits of Imperialism: Primary Source Review (Day 2 of 3)

Unit 13: Speaking and Listening: Imperialism Seminar
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT determine the central idea of a text and analyze its development by reading and analyzing thematically connected primary source documents.

Big Idea: As we continue to prepare for our seminar, we will gather textual evidence from a variety of perspectives about the topic of imperialism.

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