This assignment is for Unit 1.2 of the 11th grade Springboard curriculum.
The students will read Senator McCain's essay "A Cause Greater than Self," and compare and contrast that with President Obama's essay "A Faith in Simple Dreams." Both essays focus on Patriotism.
*President Obama's essay can be found online.
There are 4 parts to the assignment:
1) Reading 1 with questions
2) Reading 2 with questions
3) Compare and Contrast
4) Open-ended response