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?
? 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.