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Transcript of Maus Unit
How to read a graphic novel Video
Start reading Maus Ch. 1
Think, Pair, Share
Short Video on Meta Maus
Photo Narrative Introduction on the Holocaust with groups
Gallery Walk & Discussion
TELPAS Essay if not finished by end of period
Reminder: Media Journals due Thursday
Read Ch. 2 of Maus
Ch. 2 Notes Review
Read Ch. 3
Ch. 1-3 Quiz
Take a Maus Book and a Computer!
Read Ch. 5 of Maus
Complete Chapter 5 Notes: on turnitin.com, type a description of one image or quote from each page and explain its signifiance.
"Prisoner on the Hell Planet" discussion
Read Ch. 6 of Maus
Maus 4-6 quiz
Prepare for Socratic: Steps 1-6
Preparing for Socratic Seminar
Begin Socratic Seminar
Finish Socratic Seminar
Finish Boy in the Striped Pajamas
By Art Spiegelman
Read Ch. 4 of Maus
Ch. 3 & 4 notes
Ethical Dilemmas Packet
Your group will look through the packet of pictures on your desks. Here is what you will do with these pictures:
Choose 6 which reflect your groups understanding of what the Holocaust was & why it happened
You will glue the 6 pictures to the black butcher paper
Choose a title for the pictures which reflects your theme. Write it on a blank piece of white paper, cut it out, and glue it to your butcher paper.
For each picture choose a word or phrase explaining the reason you cho:se this picture. Again, write it on a blank piece of white paper, cut it out, and glue it on to the butcher paper at the bottom of the corresponding picture.
STICK IT ON THE WALL
After 30 minutes all groups will tape/magnet their narratives to the wall and we are going to do a gallery walk:
Walk around the room with the sticky notes on your desk.
Write down any observations, questions, or comments about choices of photos.
Place them on the photo narrative you have the question/comment for
Why did you select the photos you chose?
What was your groups process?
Did you have to make any compromises? - Give up any photos
How well does this reflect your understanding of the Holocaust
Topics of interest?
Follow the prompt on the handout and complete the graphic organizer along with the essay.
Media Journals Project
Read silently. Goal: Complete Ch. 1. Complete the notes sheet for Ch 1. Keep in your Notebook.
Think, Pair, Share
Turn to your partner and discuss this question:
What was significant to you about chapter 1 & why do you think Art Spiegelman included this?
What do you want to explore with Maus?
What interests you about the book?
What skill do you want it to help you learn?
Group work? Individual? Writing? Projects? Reading?
Next Week: Meta Maus
How to Read a Graphic Novel
Read Ch. 2 pgs. 25-40
Finish the Ch. 2 notes.
Turn in 1st TELPAS Essay if you have not yet
In chapter 2, Spiegelman continues to combine personal aspects with historical fact by including the pilllow story and mention of his glass eye.
Pick a historical event and write or draw a short story on two people you imagine being in that setting.
Due: TELPAS Essay #2
READ CHAPTER 3 PGS. 41-69
Finish all of Chapter 3. While reading, think about:
The decisions Vladek is having to make.
The grey area between right and wrong.
Ethical Dilemmas Packet
Individually or with a partner, read through the proceeding ethical dilemmas. After reading each one, jot down any reasonable responses to the situation.
Due at end of class
Chapter 4 Reading: PAGES 71-93
The handout Maus Fable asks you to think about Spiegelman's choices of characters and illustrations. Complete the worksheet with partners or alone.
Due by end of class
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Desmond Tutu
Explain why it is important to fight against injustice. Give detailed examples that support your reasons.
Chapter 1-3 Quiz
OPEN NOTES - NOT OPEN BOOK
Prisoner on the Hell Planet
How does the comic strip "Prisoner on the Hell Planet" depict Artie and his family? Why do you think he has chosen to draw himself in a prison uniform? What is the effect of suddenly seeing these mice depicted as human beings?
In this chapter there are a lot of insights into the relationships of Artie's family. On your desk there is a number. The number on your desk is the secret you will analyze. Answer this question:
What does your event in Ch. 5 show about Artie's and Vladek's family? How could your event have impacted their everyday lives or personalities?
1. Dad and leaky roof - Pages 95-98
2. "With my life it can't be everything ok" -Page 98
3. Vladek upset over Hell Planet comic -Page 99
4. Anja's father dies anyway even though he is rich -Page 115
5. Anja finds out about Richeu's death -Page 122
Mala is concerned about Vladek's will -Page 127
You can find someone with your same number to work with or you can work individually. Respond in marker on a blank piece of paper. When you are done responding, post it on the wall with the corresponding question.
OPEN NOTES - NO BOOK
Wonderful-Dramatic-No Questions Left Ending
How's the ending?
What do you think the ending means?
What is the significance of the burned diaries and Artie calling Vladek a murderer?
1. Agree on a theme for the whole book
2. Find a 2-3 page passage which portrays the theme
3. Give me the page numbers
4. EACH MEMBER CREATES 2 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR THE THEME
5. Annotate the passage as a group
Due at end of period:
Steps 1-6 Preparing for Socratic
Injustice in Ch. 2
Why was Miss Stefanska put in jail?
Was this fair?
Could this have been prevented?
What were the papers about?
How did Miss Stefkansa feel in prison?
What was her life like in there? What did she eat? What did she sleep on?
Explain why we should fight against injustice?
More Holocaust Info for the History Fans
More on Holocaust Timeline
More about Pogroms
Reading Ch. 3
Quiz on Ch. 1-3
TURN IN CH 1&2 NOTES AND TELPAS ESSAY TO ME
Themes of the Novel
Memory and the Past
Morality & Ethics
Art and Culture
Things you need to know to complete the notes
a literary or dramatic character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop.
Body positioned as to witness another person
NEW SEATING CHART
This chapter is longer so read quickly.
PAGES YOU SHOULD RE-READ:
12, 21, 29, 36, 45,48, 50, 51, 57, 61, 65, 68
20 Questions Long
15 Multiple Choice
5 Free Response
FREE RESPONSE QUESTIONS
16. How does Spiegelman use this illustration to convey the Nazi-Jewish power dynamic present during and before the war?
17. How does Spiegelman use this illustration to show Valdek's technique to befriend poles and stay hidden during wartime?
18. How does Spiegelman illustrate Vladek's struggle to make a decision in this scene?
19. What appears on Vladek's arm in this illustration? What do you think this means? How do you think it got here?
20. How does Spiegelman illustrate the relationship between a German soldier and a Jew in this picture? What kinds of abuse do you see here?
SEATING CHART FROM YESTERDAY IS YOUR
To think about:
How do these things effect the character's chances of survival??
WHAT WILL BE DUE TODAY:
Chapter 3 & 4 Notes
Ethical Dilemmas Packet
IF YOU FINISH READING EARLY:
Complete any Missing work
Read Chapter 5
Finish Chapter 5 Notes
Read Chapter 6
Read Maus 2
Go to library and find another graphic novel
Include every idea offered
Everyone must participate
Work as quickly as possible
Witness Position: When a character is listening to a story
Static Character: a literary or dramatic character who undergoes little or no inner change; a character who does not grow or develop.
Gemeinde: in Germany or Austria it is the smallest administrative division of local government having corporate status and powers of self-government
BACKGROUND INFO FOR CHAPTERS AND NOTES
Write your own ethical dilemma. Either one you have personally experienced before or one you make up.
Make sure to write your name on it.
1. No electronic devices
2. Everyone needs to speak at least twice - participation grade
3. Be respectful
Watch The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
1. State your theme and briefly explain how it is present in the graphic novel
2. Present annotations as a group
3. Each group member: present your individual questions
FOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS:
Read two selections from MetaMaus
Write Short answer response
Why did Art Spiegelman choose to write a graphic novel about the Holocaust? Support your answer using evidence from both selections.
Short Answer prompt:
Find a quote from each selection (less than 40 words) that proves why Art Spiegelman chose to write about the Holocaust.
When you find the proof you want to use: Highlight or underline it.
These quotes will be the Ps in your APE paragraph.
Write the Paragraph
If you are using the STAAR format:
Use blank space for pre-writing, then write paragraph in box.
If you are using the APE outline, fill out each section of the outline, including the second "PE".
1. Find another human to trade your short answer with
2. Score eachother using the provided rubric
3.Turn it in!
IN FRONT OF YOU,
YOU SHOULD HAVE:
A copy of Maus
Your group's annotations
The packet titled "Socratic Seminar Reflections"
What you should not have in front of you:
READ BOTH SELECTIONS OF METAMAUS
WHEN YOU'RE DONE:
GO TO LIBRARY - WE WILL BEGIN READING AGAIN AFTER STAAR
MAKE UP WORK
Go over hourglass essay outline
Read through the rubric as a class
Write pursuasive essay
RUBRIC: What you will be graded on
Development of ideas
Is the argument forceful?
Is the evidence relvant?
Demonstrate knowledge of the pursuasive writing task
Write an essay stating your position on which is more important: what a person thinks or what a person does.
Complete the hourglass outline for the prompt including the introduction and conclusion.
Writers position is clear
All ideas relate to the position (Focus)
Logical progression of ideas
Transitions enhance flow
Use of language/ conventions