What is the American Dream?
Who has and/or had access to the American dream.
Who does not and/or has not had access?
How does immigration legislation support or deny Constitutional rights for citizens?
What historical patterns are there in the immigrant experience to the United States?
Bill of Rights
Current day immigration
Identity Power Oppression Resistance
The Individual in Society Unit
How do individuals shape the society in which they live?
How are individuals influenced by the societies in which they live?
What is our responsibility to ourselves and to our communities?
social and personal identity
determining the main idea of a text
writing accurate summaries
identifying the author’s point of view
interpreting words and phrases in text
analyzing how two or more texts address the same question
developing a clear thesis statement
formulating an introductory paragraph
crafting paragraphs with clear topic sentences
supporting claims with examples and details
providing concluding statements/paragraphs
punctuation (periods, exclamation points, question marks, commas)
capitalization (beginning of sentence, proper nouns)
What makes this play still popular today? What are the themes of Romeo and Juliet?
What are universal issues facing teenagers throughout time?
Do you believe in fate or can people make their own destiny?
How are Romeo and Juliet’s lives affected by outside events, family situations, or cultural, political, and social trends?
Do you experience similar events/situations/trends that cause conflict in/affect your life?
How do little decisions have big consequences?
How do characters’ social identifiers direct their behavior? (class, gender, age)
How do characters’ social identifiers impact how they are viewed by others? (class, gender, age)
Romeo & Juliet
Effectively prepare for class
Use evidence from the text to support ideas
in written responses
Identify and analyze elements of story
character driven plot
Identify and explain how themes are supported within the text
Determine the meaning of words and figurative language using context cluesStudy the impact of word choice on meaning and toneDescribe a character's traits and changes over timeAnalyze the Romeo & Juliet movie
compare and contrast to the playanalyze: to study something closely and carefully. to learn the relationship between the parts of something.