Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekly Agenda 1.21-1.24

HIROSHIMA

TUESDAY
Chapter 1 3Q Discussion
-journalistic style (How do Hersey's choice of adjectives influence the reader's perception of the survivor's experience)
-SOAPSTone analysis
Peter Jennings' Documentary: Why We Dropped the Bomb
-notes: who were the key players; how were decisions made; what factors were taken into consideration before the bomb was dropped;
HW See Reading Schedule: Chapter 2 due MONDAY and 3 level Qs

WEDNESDAY
SSR #3

THURSDAY
Finish Documentary
Before and After: Bomb Test-Site Footage
-notes
Review Notes
-Process with Freewrite
-Reconsider "W" column of KWL chart.
HW Conduct a Parent Interview: Ask you parent/guardian/older sibling 3 essential questions about nuclear arms.

FRIDAY
Review Interviews, share out excerpts and draw conclusions about general public's level of knowledge.
"Obligations" Handout from Ruth Benedict's National Character Ethnography Chrysanthemum
-Military Behavior and National Character Studies
--read excerpts and write marginalia
--marginalia read around: swap and respond to peers
HW See Reading Schedule: Chapter 2 due MONDAY and 3 level Qs

NOTE: Consider California Common Core Standards (pp 67-70) standards for Writing.