2/3 – Crucible Intro and Values Intro

H English III: 1st and 4th block:
Intro to Crucible powerpoint The Crucible, introduction

Begin webquest scav hunt for crucible
Roundtable: 2nd block:
Brainstorm values and actions – what do you value most? Create a list of those things.CONDUCTING A VALUES SHUFFLE

How do we prioritize? – reorder your list by priority

Discussion of values

“Famous” poem  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/47993

2/2 – Equiano and Wheatley – Finish Freedom Writers

H English III: 1st and 4th blocks:

Finish discussing integrating quotes

Complete Equiano and Wheatley handout: Equiano vs Wheatley MC

Compare answers for handout

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:

Freedom Writers discussion
Miep Gies, the daughter of the family that sheltered Anne Frank is the ‘hero’ of one of the students. She says that all the kids are ‘heroes’. Define everyday heroism. How are you heroic?

What does Erin Gruwell mean when she tells Andre I see you? Why is this so powerful?
Describe how writing in journals helps transform the lives of the students. How does writing “free” the students from their pain?

Discussion questions:
? What practical responsibilities do you have?
? What moral responsibilities do you think you have?

Many of the characters in the film show ‘moral courage’ and do the right thing even when it will cost them something, such as Eva when she tells the court the truth, and Miep, who protected Anne Frank at risk to herself. What other situations can you think of where someone can show moral courage? Write down your ideas.
Introduce journaling – need a composition book that you will journal in every day (min. of 5 sentences). Journal about your thoughts, your life, reflect on your days. I will not read the journals unless asked to do so, But I will check them every week for a grade.