1. Small Groups - Historical Background
Each small group is responsible for a part of the informational text that gives some context and insight into American Renaissance.
a. Independently, you will study your assigned topic and take notes identifying main ideas and supporting details.
b. With your partner, you will discuss what you learned about the topic, and generate responses to the essential topic questions:
c. As a group, you will create a slide show. Your slideshow must provide sufficient context/background information relevant to your topic, and highlight/introduce information relevant to the essential topic questions.
Review the guidelines for the slideshow here:
d. You will present the information to the rest of the class. The class will take notes.
Familiarize yourself with the grading rubric expectations:
2. F. Douglass, "The Narrative of the Live of Frederic Douglass" p. 426.
Read the excerpt from F. Douglass's autobiography; download and complete the following assignment.
3. S. Crane, "A Mystery of Heroism" p. 487
Read the short story by Stephen Crane, then download and complete the following assignment. Be prepared to discuss.
4. Naturalism/Jack London's "To Build a Fire" (p.497):
a. Download and complete the following pre-reading and during-reading assignment:
b. Download and complete the after-reading assignment. Be prepared to discuss in class.
2. A. Bierce, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" p. 468.
Read the short story, then download and complete the following assignment. Be prepared to discuss during our Socratic seminar.
Monday, 4/13/15: Finish taking notes on your assigned topic. Be ready to discuss it with your partner tomorrow.
Tuesday, 4/14/15: Be ready to present tomorrow.
Monday, 4/20/15: Finish your work on F. Douglass's story.
Tuesday, 4/21/15: Finish your assignment on S. Crane's story. Review F. Douglass's narrative for the quiz tomorrow.
Tuesday, 4/28/15: Review S. Crane's and J. London's stories for the quiz tomorrow. Remember to study J. London's vocabulary for the quiz.
Be prepared to discuss A. Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek" tomorrow.
Resources to download
1. Please download and complete the following assignment on vocabulary from F. Douglass's narrative.