Students should now be finishing their novel, and completing the last of their 11 entries in their novel journals.
June 11, 2019
This exam will cover the following topics:
Due: May 22, 2019
Making Change Happen
In groups of three or four, students will explore how tensions between people who want to adopt new ideas and make change happen for their people and those who want to preserve established traditions, can erupt in conflict. Many of these tensions can be traced back to the impacts of colonization, or economic expansion by larger nations or groups. The resulting conflicts often stimulate significant cultural, social and political change.
Students will select a revolution and research the following questions:
Creating Your Presentation
Students will be reading from a selection of novels for the remainder of the term. To demonstrate their reading comprehension, they will create a journal, and contribute to it on a regular basis.
The journal will be in its own duotang, which will be left in the classroom.
Each entry should consist of two parts.
Divide each page of your journal in half, place the quote on one side of your page, and your response to it on the other. (See samples)
As you read, insert post-it notes or bookmarks onto important passages so that these may be saved for later either as discussion items during novel conferences, or for your journal entries.
Students should write a minimum of at least three journal entries per week, and be prepared with a fourth passage to share for novel circle discussions.
Your journals will be collected weekly or bi-weekly and marked according to the criteria outlined in class.