Colonialism and Age of Reason Unit

Unit Plan Title: Colonial/Age of Reason

Subject/Grade:  English III
Developed by: Kimberly Livaudais
JCS Unit Plan Name: Colonial/Age of Reason – Students will read texts that represent the Colonial Era of American literature, 1500s-1770s.  Through these texts, students will gain an appreciation of literary movements and historical significance of those movements.  Students will also explore the use of memoir and basic reading comprehensions skills through the reading.
Pacing: 3-4 weeks
CCSS  Standard(s): RI 11.1:  CITES strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly and through inferenceL.5a – DETERMINE understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning. INTERPRET figures of speech in context and ANALYZE their role in the text.

RL.5- ANALYZE how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

RI.5 – ANALYZE and EVALUATE the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

RI.6 – DETERMINE an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, ANALYZING how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

Key Concepts:

Authorial Point of View

Bias

Figurative Language

Effectiveness of rhetorical devices, including figurative language, and use of appeals in a persuasive text

The structure and clarity of the central idea in a persuasive text

Essential Question(s): (Big ideas written as questions… should be written as open ended to allow for in depth exploration)

  1. What role does personal bias and perspective play in the literature of this period?
  2. How can the written and spoken word influence people’s thoughts and behaviors?
  3. How does a writer use tone to advance an opinion?
  4. How did writers convince their audience to commit to the American Revolution?

 

Standard English III Lessons and Handouts

Colonialism ppt F15

powerpoint on objectives, defining key concepts, historical relevance, and literary characteristics for the Colonial Era


Colonialism Notes for PPT F15

Cornell style notes for Colonialism powerpoint


Colonization Project

Introductory team Project for students to create their own colony and consider the difficulties for early Colonists

 

 

 


Native American stories archetype

Apache Creation Story

The Wolf Ceremony As Told by Chief Dan George

Collection of native American myths for students to read to appreciate Native Culture and assess point of view and purpose


Equiano text

Excerpt from Equiano’s Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (from EOL book)

 

 

 


Equiano questions F14

Reading Questions for Equaino that assess use of figurative language and how it is effectively used to show bias and purpose

 

Equino Video

Equiano Video – Video rap that connects modern life to issues in Equiano text


History of the Dividing Line text

Of Plymouth Plantation

Byrd’s “The History of the Dividing Line” text and Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” excerpt


BYRD and Bradford QUESTIONS updated for goal 1

Reading questions to accompany Bradford and Byrd – to compare and contrast their bias and point of view


Narrative of Captivity text

Excerpt of Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative of Captivity (from EOL)


MaryRowlandson Questions

Questions for Rowlandson that focus on use of figurative language, bias, and point of view


Part 1

Part 2

Video on King Phillip’s War told from Native perspective




AGE-OF-REASON power point

Age of Reason powerpoint on objectives, defining key concepts, historical relevance, and literary characteristics for the Age of Reason Era


Age of Reason Notes for PPT

Cornell style notes for Age of Reason powerpoint

 


Crisis No 1 text

Thomas Paine’s essay excerpt “Crisis, No. 1”

 


The-Crisis-questions

Graphic organizers for Crisis, No 1 that examines premise and supporting ideas, rhetorical appeals, and rhetorical devices


Speech to the Virginia Convention

Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the VA Convention” text


Patrick Henry questions

Graphic organizers for Henry’s speech that examines premise and supporting ideas, rhetorical appeals, and rhetorical devices


Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams’s Letters “Remember the Ladies” text and questions


philliswheatley questions

To His Excellency General Washington

Phillis Wheatley poem and questions


Star Spangled Banner Lesson

Star Spangled Banner lesson to help understand figurative language and tone


Declaration of Independence lesson plan

Declaration of Independence lesson plan


franklin_arrivingatperfection

Arriving at Perfection – Ben Franklin text


Franklin-lesson-plan1

Arriving at Perfection – Ben Franklin lesson plan


Memoir common assessment

Memoir Writing Assignment


Tiered Assignment for Age of Reason

Written Tiered Assignment for Age of Reason


 

 

Honors English III Lessons and Handouts

Colonialism ppt

Powerpoint on objectives, defining key concepts, historical relevance, and literary characteristics for the Colonial Era


Colonialism Notes for PPT

Cornell style notes for Colonialism powerpoint


When Grizzlies Walked Upright

The Wolf Ceremony As Told by Chief Dan George

Native American stories archetype

earth-on-turtles-back

Native American Myths to look at figurative language and purpose

 


Equiano text

Excerpt from Equiano’s Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (from EOL book)


Equiano vs Wheatley MC

Questions that compare Equiano’s text to Wheatley’s “On Coming to America” (includes poem) looks at diction, point of view, and purpose


Narrative of Captivity text

Excerpt of Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative of Captivity (from EOL)

 


MaryRowlandson Questions

Questions for Rowlandson that look at bias, subjective vs objective writing and use of figurative language


TP-CASTT Instructions

Upon Our House Burning_TPCASTT

Anne Bradstreet “Upon My House Burning” poem with TPCASTT


Sinners text

Edwards – “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God” excerpt

 

 

 

 


Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God lesson

Pre-reading, reading, and post reading for “Sinners in the Hand of An Angry God” looks at historical relevance, figurative language, and rhetorical strategies

Mr Edwards and the spider

Lowell poem to accompany Edward’s sermon and look at its long-term impact


Young Goodman Brown

“Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne text

 

 

 


Young Goodman Brown Socratic Seminar

“Young Goodman Brown” socratic seminar

Young Goodman Brown questions

“Young Goodman Brown” analytical questions

young goodman brown lit analysis

Young Goodman Brown literary analysis


AGE-OF-REASON power point

Aeg of Reason powerpoint on objectives, defining key concepts, historical relevance, and literary characteristics for the Age of Reason Era


Common Sense excerpt and questions

“Common Sense” excerpt with questions on persuasive structure and rhetorical devices

 


Speech to the Virginia Convention

Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the VA Convention”


Patrick-Henry-Speech-Questions

Analytical questions about Henry’s speech – group work with students reporting out


Declaration of Independence text

Declaration of Independence excerpt

Texts of the Declaration of Sentiments

Declaration of Sentiments text


Declaration of Independence and Sentiments Questions

Jigsaw group questions to analyze premise and rhetorical strategies of the Declarations of Independence and Sentiments with a comparison of the two


What-is-an-American

Creveouer’s text and reading questions on premise and effective use of language


What-is-an-American-essay-assignment

Crevecouer Literary analysis Essay


Memoir writing assignment honors

Creative Memoir Writing after reading Rowlandson, and Young Goodman Brown


Tiered Assignment for Age of Reason

Written Tiered Assignment for Age of Reason


 

OCS/ESL English III Lessons and Handouts

Colonialism ppt

Colonialism power point


Colonialism Notes for PPT

Cornell style notes for Colonialism power point


Olaudah Equiano OCS

“Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” text and questions


Narrative-of-Captivity-text OCS

“Narrative of Captivity” by Mary Rowlandson text and questions


The_Way_To_Wealth OCS

Ben Franklin proverbs activity


 Benjamin Franklin’s Many Hats-Biography

 


AGE-OF-REASON power point

powerpoint on objectives, defining key concepts, historical relevance, and literary characteristics for the Age of Reason Era


Age of Reason Notes for PPT

Cornell style notes for Age of Reason powerpoint


Speech to the Virginia Convention

“Speech to the Va Convention” by Patrick Henry text


Patrick Henry questions OCS

Handout chart for Henry speech for main idea, supporting details, and logical and emotional appeals


 School-violence OCS

Contemporary Article that looks at emotional and logical appeals


 Persuasive Speech Analysis Assignment OCS

Writing assignment that looks at a youtube video and analyzes it for argument


 main_idea_mini_lesson

Identifying the main idea of a text