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Back to School night

  1. 1. WELCOME PARENTS! Back to School Night 12th grade English  Laura Heyman March 21, 2010
  2. 2. English & 21st Century Learning <ul><li>A.  Interdisciplinary Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial, Economic & Business Literacy    </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  For more information go to 21st Century Skills website. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. B.  Global Awareness & Environmental Literacy <ul><ul><li>Understand & address global issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in collaboration with people from other cultures, religions & lifestyles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand other nations & cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address environmental issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate knowledge of society's impact on the natural world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate & analyze environmental issues, and make conclusions about effective solutions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction to Unit on Reading & Writing Plays <ul><li>1.  Students will read the following plays: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Harold...and the Boys, Athol Fugard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3. Students will brainstorm in groups.  What global issue could be addressed in a play that they will write? 2. Students will discuss plays & how they addressed social issues of the times.
  6. 6. 4. Write, Write, Write!   derive solutions to global problems invent & explore unconventional solutions using fiction genre practice writing narrative & dialogue
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>connect via Internet with 12th grade classroom in another city/country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss portrayal of global issues in plays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exchange plays on blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>perform best voted plays via Internet  </li></ul></ul>5.  Interact with the global community.
  8. 8. Any questions? <ul><li>You can contact me at lasheyman@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot;Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation.  </li></ul><ul><li>They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Lamott   </li></ul><ul><li>from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life </li></ul>

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