Using Niccolò Machiavelli’s “The Morals of a Prince,” 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 Machiavelli, evaluate the writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays from a link to the 2008B English Language and Composition prompt on dissent and disagreement. There is also a link to AP Multiple Choice questions and an answer key that uses Machiavelli’s essay. There is also an opportunity to write a SOAPSTone, as well as supporting material for teaching this to your students.
These four lessons prepares students for AP Language exam, Common Core extended response assessments, American and World 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 packet includes complete lessons, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags:, Debate, World Literature, Dictators, Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, AP Language, Pre-AP, Niccolò Machiavelli, critical thinking, leadership, duplicitous actions , annotations, The Prince,