“[In America] individuals of all nations are melted into a new race…whose labors…will one day cause great changes in the world.” –Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur
Students will be able to analyze various texts to develop an argument about how immigration changed America and the lives of those who settled here.
How has America been shaped by immigrants throughout history?
Purpose, Diction, Tone, Central Claim, Theme, allusion, imagery, characterization, plot, flashback, flashforward, anecdote, irony, evidence
TOOLS: Vocabulary Bank, Tone Words
Objective I: Identify and analyze CENTRAL IDEAS in a historical account.
b. “Exploration and Settlement” p. 3 Background QuickRead & Write
II. Close Read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford p. 5
III: Post Reading: Summary Template & Bradford Coffee House Discussion
Objective 2: Evaluate author’s CLAIMS, PURPOSE, and use of IRONY in argumentative essays.
I. Pre-reading:“Indian Boy Love Song” by Sherman Alexie Quick Analysis
II. Reading: “Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans” by Richard Rodriguez, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan
III. Post-Reading: Compare and Contrast Summary, “Blaxicans” Post Reading Philosophical Chairs
Objective 3: Discuss views of immigration.
I. Pre-speaking: “The Immigrant’s Fate is Everyone’s” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
II. Speaking: Collection 1 Socratic Seminar
III. Post-Reading:Socratic Seminar Evaluation Guide
Objective 5: Write an essay that develops an argument about the impact of immigration.
I. Pre-writing: Literary Cafe
II. Writing: Learning Scale & Rubric
III. Post-Writing: Essay Revision Guide