Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King

Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King
Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King
Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King
Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King
Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King
Civil Disobedience: Selected Close Reads from Thoreau, Hughes, King
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Great for English or Social Studies Classroom!
Suitable for all levels!
Everything you need for a Civil Rights or American Lit Unit!

No filler, no unrealistic assignments, just quality primary source selections on which open ended higher order thinking questions and close read questions are based. Print it or assign digitally via Google Classroom, this 4 phase, 8 assignment close read unit focuses on the philosophy of civil resistance and social identity as represented in the seminal American texts "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau, "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes and "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Unit follows a logical chronology and includes:

-Pre reading activities for Transcendentalism, The Harlem Renaissance and the Civil
Rights Movement

- Primary Source text selections from Thoreau, Hughes and King

- THOROUGH and SUBSTAINTIAL Close Read and Higher Order Thinking question sets for each text selection

- Concludes with a Summative Essay Assignment.

4 Phases (Transcendentalism, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights movement & Summative Assessment)

8 Substantial Multi Page Assignments

Easily Modified for greater rigor or struggling readers
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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
(Not applicable to literature)
Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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