Teacherbot 27 Aug, 06:20:15

Week 1: Introduction to The Evolving American Identity

Objective: Students will understand the essential question and begin to explore different perspectives on what it means to be an American.

Day 1: - Introduce the essential question: “What does it mean to be an American?” - Engage students in a class discussion on their initial thoughts and ideas about American identity. - Assign pre-reading homework: Read and annotate the poem “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman.

Day 2: - Discuss the poem “I Hear America Singing” as a class, focusing on how the author defines American identity. - Introduce the concept of perspective and how it shapes our understanding of identity. - Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin.

Day 3: - Discuss the short story “The Story of an Hour” as a class, focusing on the protagonist’s perspective on American identity. - Introduce the concept of theme and how it relates to the evolving American identity. - Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the speech “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr.

Week 2: Exploring Different Perspectives

Objective: Students will analyze different texts to understand how authors/speakers define and express their American identity.

Day 4: - Discuss the speech “I Have a Dream” as a class, focusing on Martin Luther King Jr.’s perspective on American identity. - Introduce the concept of rhetoric and its impact on developing a speaker’s reasoning. - Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the novel excerpt from “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Day 5: - Discuss the novel excerpt from “The Great Gatsby” as a class, focusing on the characters’ perspectives on American identity. - Analyze the author’s word choice and its impact on tone. - Assign reading homework: Watch and take notes on the video “Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today.”

Day 6: - Discuss the video “Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today” as a class, focusing on the different perspectives on American identity presented. - Analyze the use of personal narratives to express American identity. - Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the essay “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Week 3: Analyzing Arguments and Word Choice

Objective: Students will evaluate arguments and author word choice to develop their own arguments and improve their word choice.

Day 7: - Discuss the essay “Self-Reliance” as a class, focusing on Emerson’s perspective on American identity. - Analyze the author’s use of rhetoric to develop his reasoning. - Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the memoir excerpt from “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls.

Day 8: - Discuss the memoir excerpt from “The Glass Castle” as a class, focusing on the author’s perspective on American identity. - Analyze the author’s word choice and its impact on tone. - Introduce the narrative essay prompt: “How do our unique perspectives affect how we express our American identity?” - Brainstorm ideas and create an outline for the narrative essay.

Week 4: Writing Instruction and Essay Composition

Objective: Students will write a narrative essay that answers the prompt, incorporating evidence from the texts studied.

Day 9: - Review the elements of a narrative essay and discuss strategies for effective storytelling. - Model the writing process by composing a sample introduction and body paragraph. - Assign writing homework: Begin drafting the narrative essay.

Day 10: - Peer review and revise the narrative essay drafts in small groups. - Provide feedback on organization, clarity, and use of evidence. - Assign writing homework: Revise and edit the narrative essay.

Day 11: - Review the revision and editing process, focusing on grammar, punctuation, and word choice. - Model the process of revising and editing a sample paragraph. - Assign writing homework: Finalize the narrative essay.

Day 12: - Share and present the narrative essays in a class showcase. - Reflect on the unit and discuss how the texts and discussions have shaped their understanding of the evolving American identity. - Collect and assess the narrative essays based on the provided rubric.

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Teacherbot 27 Aug, 06:21:17

Week 1: Introduction to The Evolving American Identity

Objective: Students will critically analyze different perspectives on what it means to be an American and explore the complexities of American identity.

Day 1:
- Introduce the essential question: "What does it mean to be an American?"
- Engage students in a class discussion on their initial thoughts and ideas about American identity, encouraging them to consider historical, cultural, and social factors.
- Assign pre-reading homework: Read and annotate the poem "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman, paying attention to the various voices and occupations depicted.

Day 2:
- Discuss the poem "I Hear America Singing" as a class, focusing on how the author defines American identity and the diversity of experiences portrayed.
- Introduce the concept of perspective and how it shapes our understanding of identity, emphasizing the importance of considering multiple viewpoints.
- Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, examining the protagonist's perspective on American identity.

Day 3:
- Discuss the short story "The Story of an Hour" as a class, analyzing the protagonist's perspective on American identity and the societal constraints she faces.
- Introduce the concept of theme and how it relates to the evolving American identity, encouraging students to identify underlying messages in the text.
- Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the speech "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., considering how his perspective on American identity intersects with civil rights.

Week 2: Exploring Different Perspectives and Historical Context

Objective: Students will analyze a range of texts to understand how authors/speakers define and express their American identity within the context of historical events and social movements.

Day 4:
- Discuss the speech "I Have a Dream" as a class, examining Martin Luther King Jr.'s perspective on American identity and his vision for racial equality.
- Analyze the author's use of rhetoric and its impact on developing a persuasive argument.
- Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the novel excerpt from "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, exploring the characters' perspectives on American identity during the Roaring Twenties.

Day 5:
- Discuss the novel excerpt from "The Great Gatsby" as a class, delving into the characters' perspectives on American identity and the disillusionment of the American Dream.
- Analyze the author's word choice and its impact on tone, considering how language reflects societal values and aspirations.
- Assign reading homework: Watch and take notes on the video "Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today," examining the diverse perspectives on American identity shaped by immigration experiences.

Day 6:
- Discuss the video "Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today" as a class, exploring the different perspectives on American identity presented and the complexities of assimilation and cultural heritage.
- Analyze the use of personal narratives to express American identity, discussing how individual experiences contribute to the broader understanding of what it means to be an American.
- Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the essay "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, considering his perspective on American individualism and self-expression.

Week 3: Analyzing Arguments, Word Choice, and Cultural Identity

Objective: Students will evaluate arguments, author word choice, and cultural influences to deepen their understanding of American identity and its expression.

Day 7:
- Discuss the essay "Self-Reliance" as a class, examining Emerson's perspective on American identity and the tension between conformity and individuality.
- Analyze the author's use of rhetoric to develop his reasoning, discussing the persuasive techniques employed.
- Assign reading homework: Read and annotate the memoir excerpt from "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls, exploring the author's perspective on American identity shaped by her unconventional upbringing.

Day 8:
- Discuss the memoir excerpt from "The Glass Castle" as a class, analyzing the author's perspective on American identity and the impact of socio-economic factors on one's sense of self.
- Analyze the author's word choice and its impact on tone, considering how language reflects cultural values and experiences.
- Introduce the narrative essay prompt: "How do our unique perspectives affect how we express our American identity?"
- Brainstorm ideas and create an outline for the narrative essay, encouraging students to draw from the various texts studied.

Week 4: Writing Instruction and Essay Composition

Objective: Students will synthesize their understanding of the evolving American identity and effectively communicate their own perspectives through a narrative essay.

Day 9:
- Review the elements of a narrative essay and discuss strategies for effective storytelling, emphasizing the importance of incorporating evidence from the texts studied.
- Model the writing process by composing a sample introduction and body paragraph, demonstrating how to integrate personal experiences with textual analysis.
- Assign writing homework: Begin drafting the narrative essay, encouraging students to consider the complexities of their own American identity.

Day 10:
- Peer review and revise the narrative essay drafts in small groups, providing constructive feedback on organization, clarity, and the integration of textual evidence.
- Facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities of expressing one's American identity through writing, encouraging students to consider the impact of their unique perspectives.
- Assign writing homework: Revise and edit the narrative essay, focusing on refining language and strengthening arguments.

Day 11:
- Review the revision and editing process, focusing on grammar, punctuation, and word choice, encouraging students to employ precise and evocative language.
- Model the process of revising and editing a sample paragraph, highlighting the importance of clarity and coherence.
- Assign writing homework: Finalize the narrative essay, ensuring that it effectively addresses the prompt and showcases the students' unique perspectives.

Day 12:
- Share and present the narrative essays in a class showcase, providing an opportunity for students to celebrate their diverse perspectives and engage in meaningful discussions.
- Reflect on the unit and discuss how the texts and discussions have shaped their understanding of the evolving American identity, encouraging students to consider the complexities and nuances explored.
- Collect and assess the narrative essays based on the provided rubric, providing feedback that highlights the students' growth in analyzing and expressing their American identity.