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This lesson challenges students to evaluate Elie Wiesel's use of anecdote to convey the central ideas/arguments in his speech "The Perils of Indifference."
This is an excellent ancillary text when teaching Elie Wiesel's memoir Night or his speech "Hope, Despair, and Memory"-- both of which are CCLS recommended texts.
It can also be used in the social studies classroom when teaching about the Holocaust.
I have found this lesson to be very effective, as I've used it many times in my 10th grade classroom. The lesson, which can be used as is by teachers or modified to fit their purposes, consists of an Aim, Do Now, Preview of Pertinent Vocabulary, a Reading Period, a Work Period consisting of rigorous, higher-order, text-dependent questions, an Exit Question, and a Homework assignment-- all of which are aligned to the lesson's Aim.