19 October: Letter to Injustice

Objective:

I can expand on our unit themes and use a variety of rhetorical strategies to craft a modern adaptation of one of our unit texts as a letter about a current or recent event of injustice (W 4)


Entry Task:

As you come in, grab your binder and prepare to play a round of Blooket or Match Slap with our words from vocabulary list 3.


What’s Going On:

Throughout our unit, we explored the concepts of interconnectedness and social responsibility while reading excerpts from Thoreau’s “On Civil Disobedience,” Gandhi’s “On Nonviolent Resistance,” King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Lewis’ “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” and Updike’s short story “A&P”. To conclude this unit, you will choose a recent or current event of injustice and plan a letter to specific or imagined leaders who have urged a moderate response or criticized the way that people have responded.


As an extension, craft a modern adaptation of one of our unit texts, imitating the author's rhetorical strategies and overall style.


Exit Task:

Find a good place to pause your work today. Store all your work in your binder behind your Interconnectedness unit tab and clean up around you.