Using Dr. Cornel West’s, “Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela,” students will review important rhetorical devices and appeals, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story, view a TED TALK on the lessons learned from Nelson Mandela, view the writing prompt for the 2016 AP English Language prompt on disobedience, rebellion, and social progress. There is also an opportunity to write a Rhetorical Précis, as well as supporting material for teaching this to your students.
These four lessons prepare students for the AP Language exam, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. Students will be asked to synthesis an argument from articles from The New York Times Room for Debate series. The debate on the fight for civil rights, long after Martin Luther King is used. The packet includes complete lessons, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags:, Debate, American Literature, World Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, AP Language, Pre-AP, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, critical thinking, Civil Rights Movement, Racism, civil disobedience, leadership, inspiration, ethical appeals, Apartheid, South Africa, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West