Congratulations on all the writing you have completed in this unit! In this lesson, selected students will present their work. After those presentations, you'll submit your report and write a reflection on what it means to be a civilized citizen.
Congratulations on all the writing students have completed in this unit! In this lesson, selected students will present their work. After those presentations, they’ll submit their report and write a reflection on what it means to be a civilized citizen.
- Read the lesson and student content.
- Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.
- Explain to students that they have an opportunity to revisit the Guiding Questions and to compare their responses from the beginning of the unit with their new ideas.
Respond to the Guiding Questions for this unit.
- What role do national identity, custom, religion, and other locally held beliefs play in a world increasingly characterized by globalization?
- How does Shakespeare’s view of human rights compare with that in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
- Who is civilized? Who decides what civilization is or how it’s defined?
- How do we behave toward and acknowledge those whose culture is different from our own?
Compare your response with your initial written response at the beginning of the unit.
- Introduce the students who will be presenting this period, one by one.
- Time the presentations to allow for a Closing activity.
- ELL: Be sure that all students, including ELLs, participate in the presentations, and monitor that ELLs do not avoid this activity, as it is important that they share aloud so that they can hear their own voice and get used to talking in front of large groups. Encourage native speakers to be patient if the pace of ELLs is slower than theirs, and explain that listening attentively is one way in which we show we care for others.
Listen as the students who were chosen by their groups make their presentations.
- Take notes on the presentations.
At the end of the presentations, submit your report to your teacher.
What Does It Mean to Be Civilized?
- Assign the reflection question and ask students to submit their responses to you.
- SWD: It is important that SWDs be supported, since this activity has a heavy language load. Support these students by allowing them to discuss with a partner before writing.
Write a reflection in response to the following question.
- What does it mean to be a civilized citizen of the world?
Submit your response to your teacher.