Mon, Feb 26, 2018
  • Watch the DVD: The French Revolution from The History Channel


Tue, Feb 27, 2018
  • Watch the DVD: The French Revolution from The History Channel

Assignment:
  • Read Ch 1-4 and study guide questions (All questions MUST be completed in the study guide.)

UNIT OBJECTIVES
1. Through reading Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, students will learn about Paris and London, and they will also take a look at their own cities and towns.
2. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the text on four levels: factual, interpretive, critical and personal.
3. Students will be exposed to a bit of world history and learn about the French Revolution.
4. Students will examine the themes of revenge, rich versus poor, coincidence, and being "recalled to life."
5. Students will use logic to put together pieces of the plot to resolve the relationships and motives in the novel.
6. Students will be given the opportunity to practice reading aloud and silently to improve skills in each area.
7. Students will answer questions to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the main events ad characters in A Tale of Two Cities as they relate to the author's theme development.
8. The writing assignments in this unit are geared to serve several purposes:
a. To have the students demonstrate their abilities to inform, to persuade, or to express their own personal ideas.
  • Note: Students will demonstrate ability to write effectively to inform by developing and organizing facts to convey information. Students will demonstrate the ability to write effectively to persuade by selecting and organizing relevant information, establishing an argumentative purpose, and by designing an appropriate strategy for an identified audience. Students will demonstrate the ability to write effectively toexpress personal ideas by selecting a form and its appropriate elements.
b. To check the students' reading comprehension
c. To make students think about the ideas presented by the novel.
d. To encourage logical thinking

Wed, Feb 28, 2018
  • Discuss Part I Chap 1-4
Assignment:
  • Read Ch 5-6 and study guide questions (All questions MUST be completed in the study guide.)

Thu, Mar 1, 2018
  • Discuss Part I Chap 5-6
Assignment:
  • Read Part II Chap 1-4 and study guide questions (All questions MUST be completed in the study guide.)

Fri, Mar 2, 2018
  • No School