This unit is for those tech heavy English teachers. If you love Human of New York Series or any kind of social commentary or experience, this is for you. Here is a great introductory unit that allows the students to reflect on themselves, each other, and society.
If you are into social justice, argument, expository text, informational text with visual aids and resources. The series, 60 second docs, is a free resource that gives a quick way for teacher to teach human skills such as empathy, awareness, and tolerance.
ASPECTS COVERED : THEME/CENTRAL IDEA, PATHOS, ETHOS, LOGOS, COGNITIVE DISSONANCE/DOUBLETHINK, AWARENESS, ADVERSITY, etc.
The product includes five phases of learning.
Introduction:Two anticipatory exercises with extensive, reflective questions.
Vocabulary: There is also tiered vocabulary model for the teacher and students accompanied with interactive vocabulary activity with guided discussion questions and scaffolded questions
Content: Notes provided on vocabulary and content specific terms with examples. Their is also additional extension activities and resources,
Viewing: a worksheet that extensively analyzes the video for content purposes and for reflection on their own social beliefs and perspective
Reflection: Several higher level formative/summative assessments recommendations for students to reflect on what they have seen, heard, observed, and analyzed,