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Global Social Injustices

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Global Social Injustices
Quarter 4 - Honors English 9
What is justice? What is injustice? Write about an injustice you are aware of in your school, community, or world.
Daily Musing
What conclusions can you draw about the lives of these three girls? Where do they go to school?  Why do you think that?

HOT Questions
How is the video related to social justice?

What is bias?
How does bias affect Ahmed's life?
Write three themes you think we will address this quarter.
HOT Questions
How and why did the creator of this video use juxtaposition to communicate a message?
What is the major difference between these two movies?
Author's Purpose
Every writer has a
in mind when he/she writes. Usually this purpose is either to
, to
, or to

The purpose that the writer chooses will determine what kind of
point of view,
he or she will use. You can determine the author's purpose by looking for these things

To inform: 
objective and presents both sides of an issue
just facts
Examples: News articles, Textbooks, Biographies, Instruction Manuals, Charts,
Romeo and Juliet
To persuade: 
tries to convince reader to agree with an opinion
might use facts to build a strong argument
Examples: Advertisements, Editorials, Campaign Speeches,
Animal Farm
To entertain:
holds the attention of the reader through enjoyment
might include some facts/author's opinion or characters' opinions, but overall, purpose is reader's enjoyment
Examples: Novels, Short Stories, Poetry, Drama, This I Believe essays
Author's Purpose
Write a short paragraph about your munchkin that intends to inform, entertain, or persuade
Switch paragraphs with a nearby pair. Infer the other pair's purpose and underline clues
Daily Musing
Write about an idea that you have.
Main idea
main idea
is the most important  idea that a writer wants to  share about  a 

Supporting details
are facts and  examples that provide  support  for  the  main idea

Steps for finding the main idea
1. Identify the subject by asking: What is this text about? (Your answer should be one thing or concept - bears)

2. Identify the main idea by asking: What about the subject does the writer want the reader to understand? (Your answer should be a sentence - Bears are good hunters.)

3. Identify supporting details by asking: What evidence or extra information does the author give to support his main idea?
With your partner ...
Read the article. At the top of the first page, write the subject and the main idea as a title. Then, skim the article again and underline supporting details that support the main idea.
Repeat these steps independently with the new article. This is a 5-point grade.
Daily Musing
What forms of slavery do you think still exist in the world?
lucrative - adj. producing a lot of money
Being a doctor is a very lucrative career.

pittance - n. a very small allowance or payment
The babysitter watched the kids even though the parents paid her a pittance because she was broke.

blatant - adj. very obvious
The boy quickly noticed his mom's blatant lie when she Taco Bell was closed on Tuesdays after he asked for it for dinner.

Write down the subject and main idea of "The New Slavery"
Turn to your partner and discuss what you wrote down.
Write down the author's purpose.
Finish the sentence you were passed. For example, "The author's purpose is to inform us about ..." "The author's purpose is to persuade us to ..."
Pass the Paper
Write down one supporting detail from the text that proves that purpose.
vehement - adj. showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense

The sister argued vehemently that she should not be separated from her little brother in foster care.

keen - adj. eager to do something or intense

The 13-year-old was keen to start 9th grade in September.

mini-titles in essays, text books, news articles, or other informational texts that separate the text into sections
Headings are a great tool for predicting main idea or checking to make sure you understood the main idea.
They also help readers to get in the right frame of mind before reading the section because they know what's coming.
Write down the subject and the main idea of your assigned section.
Switch with your partner and write down two supporting details for that main idea (opposite section).
Daily Musing
Have you ever made an outline? What's the point of them? Do they help you study?
Complete 4-5 with your partner
Complete 6 independently
Read to the end of the section with your partner. After your read each paragraph, write the main idea in the margin.
Write down the author's purpose of this section.
Finish the sentence you were passed. For example, "The author's purpose is to inform us about ..." "The author's purpose is to persuade us to ..."
Pass the Paper
Write down one supporting detail from the text that proves that purpose.
Using headings to predict
In your pairs, predict what the main idea "The Old Slavery v. the New Slavery" will be
Independently, predict what "Forms of New Slavery" will be about
integral - adj. necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental

Student leaders are an integral part of any classroom. 

kleptocrat - n. a ruler who uses political power to steal his or her country's resources

The kleptocrat made money by making people pay him to be able to leave the violent country.
Daily Musing
How much are people worth? Could you put a dollar amount on your life or the lives of people you love?
- adj. fake; involving criminal deception
The cashier used a special marker to make sure the $100 bill was not fraudulent.

- n. threats, violence, or other action that forces someone to do something against their will 
Under duress from his captor, the hostage requested a ransom payment of $100,000 from the president for his safe return. 
Write down the author's purpose of this section.
Finish the sentence you were passed. For example, "The author's purpose is to inform us about ..." "The author's purpose is to persuade us to ..."
Pass the Paper
Write down one supporting detail from the text that proves that purpose.
Daily Musing
Write a paragraph that uses three of this week's vocabulary words.
exploitation - n. the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work.

The employer was arrested for his obvious exploitation of his workers; he had been paying them less than minimum wage and making them work overtime.

conspicuous - adj. standing out; attracting notice or attention

Because most of the people at the concert were dressed in all black, the girl in the hot pink heels was conspicuous.
Does the author mostly use ethos, pathos, or logos in this section?
Write down one example of what the previous group wrote.
Pass the Paper
How does this persuade us?
Daily Musing
What did you do this weekend?
conscientious - adj. wishing to do what is right
The conscientious girl always tried to welcome new students to the school.
Subject of the paragraph (be specific!)
The main idea of the paragraph (include the subject)
Ball Toss
One supporting detail
Daily Musing
What is one thing you would like to change about the world? How could you persuade people to agree with you?
abhorrent - adj. inspiring disgust and loathing; absolutely disgusting

The teacher, who had been charging students $100 for an A, was fired for her abhorrent behavior.
Write a very short letter to Kevin Bales in which you explain what you have learned from reading his work. Make sure you address what his purpose was, and if he effectively fulfilled his purpose.
Use your index cards to make flashcards for your vocabulary words
destitute - adj. not having the basic necessities of life

The man stopped to buy a meal for the destitute woman he often saw around the city. 

inadvertently - adv. done on accident or unintentionally 

The girl's decision to skip the school dance inadvertently led her to meet her best friend.
Daily Musing
Tell me about the parade! How was it? How did being there make you feel?
Daily Musing
Write about your relationship with school. Has there ever been a particular time in your life in school when you really struggled? Write about it.
What is the author's tone toward Cornelius? What is her tone toward the education system?
What is Cornelius's elementary experience like? How will this experience effect him later in life?
Is Cornelius to blame for what is happening to him? Why or why not?
What does this mean? What is the author's purpose?
Daily Musing
How do you feel about Cornelius? Do you like him? Dislike him? Wish things had gone differently? Think he could have worked harder?
Spend your 2 cents to earn your six points!
Who is responsible when someone drops out of school?
What more could Cornelius have done?
What more could his teachers have done?
What more can society do?
How is society at fault?
Label each index card:
1. Body paragraph 1 - What does the oppression/treatment look like?
2. Body paragraph 2 - Causes of treatment
3. Body paragraph 3 - Effects of treatment
4. Body paragraph 4 - Suggestion for solution
Research and write information down on the relevant index card. Try to paraphrase. Write the author's name and the title of the article so you know where you got the information when you need to cite.
Good sources:
NY Times
Washington Post
The Atlantic
Wall Street Journal
any study
government websites
websites ending in .org
Bad sources:
personal websites
websites that you've never heard of - ask me!
websites with no author
websites with grammar mistakes
Do Now
On your post-it note, write down one thing you remember about thesis statements.
Turn to your partner and share what you wrote.
Choose THREE of the options and practice writing thesis statements - include three reasons
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