Who decides who among us is civilized? What rules should govern immigration into the United States? Whom should we let in? Keep out? What should we do about political refugees or children without papers? What if they would be a drain on our economy?
Close reading of the unit texts will help you answer these Guiding Questions:
- 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?
- The Tempest: Who Is Civilized?
Lesson 1Character Charting The Tempest`
Lesson 2Research On Shakespeare's Era`
Lesson 4Prospero's Justification`
Lesson 5Reading Groups & Vocabulary Quiz`
Lesson 6Reviewing Source Materials`
Lesson 7Close Reading Of Prospero's Lines`
Lesson 9O'Toole Essay on Technology`
Lesson 10Examining Characters Behavior`
Lesson 11Peer Review (Rubric)`
Lesson 12Citing Quotations From A Play`
- Contemporary Issues
Lesson 13Globalization 101`
Lesson 14Reflecting on Globalization`
Lesson 15Discussing Xenophobia`
Lesson 17The New Colossus Poem By Emma Lazarus`
Lesson 18Immigration Policy Fact Sheet`
- Granting Refuge
Lesson 19Granting Refuge Activity`
Lesson 20Granting Refuge Activity Group Arguments`
Lesson 21Case Presentations`
Lesson 22Clarifying Arguments`
Lesson 23Written Arguments (Feedback)`