After completing Lesson 13: Laws and the National Community, students are ready to think about the next step of the writing prompt, the Nazi Party’s rise to power and what they can learn about the impact and power of their own choices from the events they studied in Lessons 8 through 13.
In addition to addressing the writing prompt in a journal reflection, students will start to evaluate the quality and relevance of the evidence they are gathering.
This lesson’s activities provide suggestions to help students start to understand the meaning of the prompt and to stake out a preliminary position in response to it.
At key points later in this unit (after Lessons 8, 13, 18, 21, and 23), you will be prompted to give students the opportunity to revisit the prompt and consider stories, documents, and other evidence from history that may influence their thinking about it.
In this lesson, T&W teaching artist Ibi Zoboi introduces herself and the topic of her residency in one fell swoop.
Using name riddles, she encourages students to have fun with their names and introductions while practicing their reasoning skills.
This optional assessment asks students to respond to the unit’s essential question in an argumentative essay.
Six steps are interspersed throughout the unit (after lessons 4, 8, 13, 18, 21, and 23) to introduce students to the assessment and guide them as they gather evidence, develop their theses, and begin to write their essays.
In this unit, Pindyck offers ideas for engaging students in writing about…
EXPLODED LESSON PLAN There is an intimate relationship between Artivism and the Manifesto—perhaps even an essential one.