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This multi-day lesson is designed to teach students how to analyze both visual and written rhetoric.
It includes three different texts- propaganda posters, the iconic speech, and a modern criticism of the speech.
This lesson is highly scaffolded and includes two embedded research tasks. There are extensive teaching suggestions for how to move through this lesson with various types of learners. The culminating writing task is a synthesis essay that asks students to cite multiple sources. Every task in the lesson has been back-built to lead students to this task. If you follow the lesson steps, the students will have harvested evidence and generated claims to use in the essay.
I've used this lesson with on-level and advanced sophomores, and both situations were a success.