This week, class will begin reading The Giver. On Monday, we will discuss the key elements of a story. On Tuesday, we will discuss Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which connects to the main theme of The Giver. (We will discuss the novel’s key themes throughout the unit.) On Wednesday, we will begin reading the book in class. This week, we will read Chapters 1 to 3.
The objectives for the week are as follows;
SWBAT identify and provide examples of the five basic elements of a story.
SWBAT closely read and annotate an expository article about Maslow’s Hierarchy.
SWBAT identify and describe the five stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy.
SWBAT make reasoned inferences about character, plot, and setting in The Giver and support their inferences with textual evidence.
Homework: Write a paragraph answering the question “Jonas is forced to confess his feelings every morning. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea? Why?”
SWBAT describe roles and responsibilities in Jonas’ community.
SWBAT logically argue whether or not the Selection is a fair process.
SWBAT provide specific evidence to describe traits of the character Jonas.
This week, we begin our study of the Roman empire. We will be discussing Rome’s beginnings as a city state, ruled by a king, through to its early expansion into a massive republic.
SWBAT identify the geographical location of the Roman Empire and identify reasons why this location was chosen.
SWBAT identify some key Roman myths and analyze the purpose of those myths.
SWBAT describe life and values in the early Roman empire and compare/contrast it to their own.
SWBAT describe multiple types of government and determine what that means for society.
SWBAT identify reasons for Rome’s expansion, and explain how these factors strengthened the Roman Empire.