Using Sister Simone Campbell’s speech at the 2012 National Democratic Convention, students will review important rhetorical devices and appeals, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video clips, listen to an NPR story on Sister Simone Campbell and the Nuns on the Bus, view a short film on the bus trip with the nuns on 2012, view the writing prompt for the 2016 AP English Language prompt on disobedience, rebellion, and social progress. Sister Simone Campbell boarded a bus with three others nuns in 2012 to speak out on poverty and other issues. There is also an opportunity to write a Rhetorical Précis, 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 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 Vatican rebuking the nuns and their political activism. The packet includes complete lessons, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags:, Debate, American Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, argument, AP Language, Pre-AP, Sister Simone Campbell, Nuns on the Bus, critical thinking, leadership, inspiration, ethical appeals, Catholic Church, Bill Moyers, Colbert Report