This quarter closely examines the concept of power and how it can affect society and individuals. It requires you to examine primary sources and various other texts to analyze how power influences individuals and society. You will be asked to compare and contrast their different understandings using supporting evidence from texts.
Quarter Reading Material:
- Walt Whitman: I Hear America Singing
- Langston Hughs: I, Too, Sing America
- Jack London: To Build a Fire
- Dee Brown: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
- Cesar Chavez: In His Own Words
- Excerpt: Interview with Malcolm X
- Excerpt: Interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Elie Wiesel: Night
Quarter Writing Assignments:
- Compare Contrast Literary Analysis
- Short-Response Questions
Here are a few essential questions we'll consider this quarter:
- How do people gain power in society, and what happens when they have power?
- What is the value of comparing and contrasting ideas from multiple perspectives?
- Standard 1: Oral Expression & Listening Prepared Graduates: Deliver organized and effective oral presentations for diverse audiences and varied purposes. Demonstrate skill in inferential and evaluative listening.
- Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Prepared Graduate Competency: Engage in a wide range of nonfiction and real-life reading experiences to solve problems, judge the quality of ideas, or complete daily tasks. Interpret how the structure of written English contributes to the pronunciation and meaning of complex vocabulary.
- Standard 3: Writing & Composition Prepared Graduate Competency: Master the techniques of effective informational, literary, and persuasive writing. Apply standard English conventions to effectively communicate with written language.
- Standard 4: Research & Reasoning Prepared Graduate Competency: Demonstrate the use of a range of strategies, research techniques, and persistence when engaging with difficult texts or examining complex problems or issues.