Unit 4 - Week One

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Seeking Justice, Seeking Peace


Can revenge ever be effective in righting a wrong?

Day One: 

Do Now  - Watch the following video:  Revenge?

In at least one page, answer the essential question from above.

Discussion - Discuss with someone next to you.

Groups of 4-6, continue your discussion.

Whole-class discussion. 

Exit Slip - On a continumm line between revenge and forgiveness, mark where you feel you fall.

If someone does something to me or someone I love, I am most likely to:

Seek Revenge --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Forgive


Day Two:

Do Now - In at least 1/2 a page, answer the following question:

What do you feel you could gain by seeking revenge against someone?

        Then, in at least 1/2 a page, continue by answering the second question:

What do you feel you could lose by seeking that same revenge?

One word answers such as nothing, will not be accepted.

Discussion - Discuss with your partner. Do you agree with each other? Why or why not?

On Your Feet - With a marker, add your thoughts to each of the chart papers.

Class Discussion - What do we see? What does that say about us?

Exit Slip - Which was easier to write? Why? 


Day Three:

Do Now - In at least 1/2 a page, answer the following question:

What could someone do that you don't think you could forgive them for? 


What could someone do that you would have the hardest time forgiving them for?

Assign iPads - You are responsible for your iPad. If you do not put it back correctly, which includes plugging it in, you will lose participation points for the day.

Introduce the online resources for the book.

Login information.

Exploring the Student book.

Exploring MyNotebook.

Exploring Student Resources

Return iPads

Exit Slip - How do you feel about using the iPads vs the textbook? 


Day Four:

Do Now - Watch the following video: Hamlet Thug Notes

Write - Answer the following:

  1. Have you ever read any play(s) by Shakespeare? If yes, which ones?
  2. What do you know about Shakespeare?
  3. What are you afraid of if I tell you we are going to read his most famous play, Hamlet?
  4. Do you know anything about Hamlet? Have you ever heard of it? If yes, what have you heard?
  5. Why do you think this people still read this play 500 years after it was written?

WatchCrash Course Pt. 1  and Crash Course Pt. 2

Exit Slip - On a scale of 1 - 10, how confident are you about understanding Hamlet?

Have Fun!
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