Students Love Patricia's McCormick's Sold!
Patricia McCormick has written about a crime that many in the United States have just become aware of--human trafficking. This issue directly relates to young teenagers making it relevant to their daily lives.
This unit is aligned to Common Core and contains 11 Power Points and 17 handouts. The duration is three weeks.
Included in this unit are detailed lesson plans aligned to Common Core, a day by day reading guide with page numbers, reading comprehension questions with an answer key, literary terms, fun review game, and a unit test.
The follow topics will be covered:
★India Culture (Students Research and Present)
★Roles & Expectations
★Vignette & Song Comparison
★Voices of India’s Women (Social Consciousness)
★Videos: India Documentary: “It’s a Girl” & “Taken”
Students will understand via their own guided research India’s cultural restrictions on females and how this plays a major role in human trafficking in the country.
The video, "Its a Girl," is excellent and will help students to understand the India's female gendercide.
Students will journey with Lakshmi as she struggles as a slave in a dehumanized setting.
Students will read online newspapers articles about different types of human trafficking and compare these experiences to those of Lakshmi.
Students will also understand tone, mood, and symbolism by selecting modern songs as they relate to the vignettes in Sold.
Finally, students will create a response booklet and they analyze Lakshmi’s experience day by writing and expressing their opinions on various topics.
Watching the video Taken is an option and may be watched before the test. I have included a video guide is this is an option you choose.
My students enjoyed the movie and while much is exaggerated, the video did provide a visual of how traffickers can steal and sell young girls.