Thanks for your hard work last week. We are moving into Unit 3, but before we get started on the literature part of that, we have to focus on three very important things for persuasive writing: ethos, pathos, and logos.
Monday & Tuesday - Persepolis/Graphic Novel Assessment- This is your Unit 2 Project grade.
Wednesday & Thursday - View "The Good Lie," final considerations for human rights, and Unit 3 Pre-Test.
Friday- Introduction to Ethos, Pathos, and Logos - The Rhetorical Appeals
If you need to see chapters while you are at home, they are available on my blog.
Today we continued to build background knowledge before we dive into the graphic novel Persepolis. The video we watched is below; while watching, we made notes about the culture and people of Iran, as well as what it's like to live there. Please be sure to view the video (55 minutes) if you were absent today!
The first thing you will do today is complete the 4th OPTIC from the packet we worked on yesterday. The photo is below. You will also need to read the article you received yesterday about Aylan Kurdi (the little boy in the picture). Use the information in the article to complete your OPTIC.
When your OPTIC is done, here are your directions for today:
The BBC has an interactive web-based game that helps you see the choices refugees are forced to make and the consequences those choices have. Go to this website to start:
Answer the questions on the handout.
Another interesting story on the refugee crisis has been the “Syrian Journey: What would you take with you?” story, in which refugees reflect on the item that they must make sure stays on the journey with them. Go to this website to start: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31987373
Finish the handout.
Take this quiz to show your understanding of this week's lessons and activities. MAKE SURE THIS GETS DONE BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY:
Today we continue our study of refugees and human rights by examining some different texts and photographs.
Monday and Tuesday we will continue our Unit 2 study by learning about refugees and their connection to human rights. We will be viewing and analyzing some images, and watching the documentary film "God Grew Tired of Us," about the Lost Boys of Sudan.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were spent working on the document analysis activity about human rights and children.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS/ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO KNOW: Students were asked to complete their writing assessment by Friday. The majority did not, so we also spent all class on Friday working on it. This assignment was to be turned in by the end of class on Friday.
Today we will be in Lab 303 to create posters that spread the word about one of the human rights issues you learned about on Friday in your online research. Make sure you bring your completed research notes! Here is the assignment: