Field Activity #4: Diversity Affirmative/Culturally-Inclusive Lesson Plan Title: Connecting the Significant Social Attitudes and Historical Events of Elie Wiesel’s Night to the Present Time
Grade Level(s): 8-12
Subject Area(s): Social Studies and Language Arts
Materials Needed: Class copies of novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, ABC news video from the internet, projector, The United States Holocaust Museum article, chalkboard, chalk, construction paper, markers, paper, pencil.
1. Students will identify and analyze significant social attitudes and historical events in Elie Wiesel’s literary memoir, Night with 100% accuracy.
2. Students will respond to a video clip of an episode of the ABC News program, What Would You Do, to compare attitudes in the episode to attitudes which allowed the Holocaust to occur with 85% accuracy.
3. Students will compare and contrast aspects of cultural views and historical events in World War II Germany with current domestic/global events and their prior or personal knowledge of injustice with 100% accuracy.
4. Students will make connections between historical events, current events, video media, and literature with 95% accuracy.
§110.31 English, Language Arts and Reading
1 (A) determine the meaning of grade level academic English words . . . 1 (B) analyze textual context . . . to distinguish between denotative and connotative meanings of words.
1 (C) produce analogies that describe a function of an object or its description. 1 (E) use a dictionary, glossary or thesaurus . . . to determine or confirm meanings of words or phrases . . .
2 (A) analyze how the genre of texts with similar themes shapes meaning; 2 (C) relate the figurative language of a literary work to its historical and cultural setting. 6
Reading Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary Nonfiction . . . . 7
Reading Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language . . . . 8
Reading Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History . . . . 9 (B) differentiate between opinions that are substantiated and unsubstantiated in the text . . . . 12 (B) analyze how messages in media are conveyed . . . .
12 (C) compare and contrast coverage of the same event in various media . . . . 24 (A) listen responsively to a speaker by taking notes that summarize . . . . 25
Listening and Speaking/Speaking . . . .
Listening and Speaking/Teamwork . . . .
§ 113.33 Social Studies – World History
1 (B) identify changes that resulted from important turning points in world history. 1 (D) explain the significance of . . . dates . . . 1939-1945. 2 (A) identify elements in a contemporary situation that parallel a historical situation. 2 (B) describe variables in a current situation that could result in different outcomes 9 (A) identify and explain causes of World Wars I and II, including the rise of Nazism in Germany . . . .
10 (A) analyze the influence of significant individuals such as . . . Adolf Hitler . . . on political events of the 20th century.
25 (H) support a point of view on a social studies issue or event. Context:
This lesson will occur during the last week of a four week unit, one class before the unit review. Students will have all ready completed and presented their collaborative research projects on political, economic, and social factors in Post-World War I Germany, Hitler’s early years and rise to power, concentration camps, who was selected to go to the concentration camps and by which criteria, and read Night. They will have viewed and responded to a DVD of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Elie Wiesel at the Auschwitz death camp. They will have practiced using literary terminology and vocabulary from the literary memoir through individual written assignments and collaborative activities.
The following modifications will be implemented as necessary: 1. All IEP modifications will be implemented.
2. Students will be provided with transcripts from the video clip, if applicable. 3....
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