Lesson Plan : Introduction to Farewell to Manzan

Teacher Name:
 Barbara Wiegand
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 Introduction to the novel Farewell to Manzanar
Content:
 Internment Camp Relocation programs Racial Prejudice Hysteria
Goals:
 Competency Goal 4 The learner will refine critical thinking skills and create criteria to evaluate print and non-print materials.
Objectives:
 4.01 Analyze the purpose of the author or creator by: - monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard and/or viewed. - examining any bias, apparent or hidden messages, emotional factors, and/or propaganda techniques. - exploring and evaluating the underlying assumptions of the author/creator. - understanding the effects of author's craft on the reader/viewer/listener. 4.02 Develop (with assistance) and apply appropriate criteria to evaluate the quality of the communication by: - using knowledge of language structure and literary or media techniques. •drawing conclusions based on evidence, reasons, or relevant information. - considering the implications, consequences, or impact of those conclusions. 4.03 Develop the stance of a critic by: - considering and presenting alternative points of view or reasons. - remaining fair-minded and open to other interpretations. - creating a critical response/review of a work/topic.
Materials:
 SMARTBoard Internet--
Introduction:
 Write on the board December 7, 1941. Ask students what happened on this date in history? What do students know about Pearl Harbor? What did that mean for Japanese Americans living in the United States?
Development:
 Begin showing slide show. After the 4th video within the slide show, answer the questions found on the bottom of the slide (Who was the audience for the newsreel? How did the information in the newsreel compare with what you learned from the previous slides? Why do you think the government produced the newsreel?
Practice:
 Continue watching the slide show.
Closure:
 Introduce the novel Farewell to Manzanar.

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