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Gifted English 9 Unit 2

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Unit 2: Justice and Equality

Essential Questions:

  • Is liberty and justice for all attainable?
  • Should people sacrifice freedom in the interest of security?
  • How do we balance liberty and equality?
  • When does government have the right to restrict the freedoms of people?
  • Can literature be a vehicle for social change?
  • What are the responsibilities of the individual in regard to issues of social justice?

Literary Texts:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird (online text)
  • Trifles 
  • Short Stories: “Harrison Bergeron,” “The Cask of Amontillado”

Week of 8 November

  • 11/8/10 The Odyssey travel brochure project DUE (assignment & rubric)
  • distribution of To Kill a Mockingbird texts 
  • introduction to Unit 2: free-writing and discussion of essential questions (Unit 2 EQ PPT)
  • Language Handbook 143 exercises A & B, 144 exercise A: italics and quotation marks
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 7 & 8
  • 11/12/10 Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 7 & 8 dialogue activity DUE (instructions)
  • Language Handbook 126 exercise A, 127 exercise A, 128 exercise B: capitalization

Week of 15 November

Week of 29 November

Week of 6 December

Week of 13 December 

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