I’ve been working on the calendar of instruction, bibliography, and kickoff activity. I guess we should post them?
Just a few things before my stuff- My calendar is based on a block schedule because most of the schools in my area use a block schedule. I like the eighty minute periods because they give you time to accomplish meaningful goals and opportunities to offer differentiated instruction (activities that engage different student abilities). So I built my calendar around five weeks of a block schedule. I haven’t completed my calendar because I don’t have my reflection prompts set up. I also assumed that the bibliography was for classroom texts, not teacher resources. Should we include teacher resources?
Do I have the format right on this? On the right track? Anywhere near what I’m supposed to be doing?
Calendar of Instruction
Week 1: Day 1: WebQuest; selection of panelists to fascilitate Conference. Reflection prompt:
Day 2: Begin Cooper; read Durham; view scene from Blackrobe. Reflection prompt:
Day 3: Cooper con’t.; view massacre scenes in two film versions. Reflection prompt: Due: Draft of culminating task composition for peer review.
Week 2: Day 1: Read Boland; writing workshop for compositions; selection of literature circle texts (Alexie, Anderson, Cavell, Mosley). Reflection prompt: Due: Peer review sheet.
Day 2: Finish Cooper; view Berry. Reflection prompt:
Week 3: Day 1: Douglass (1987), selections from Douglass (2000). Reflection prompt: Due: Revised draft of compositions
Day 2: Begin Amistad. Reflection prompt:
Day 3: Amistad con’t. Reflection prompt. Due: Published draft of compositions.
Week 4: Day 1: Finish Amistad; read Hughes and McCay. Reflection prompt:
Day 2: Begin literature circles. Reflection prompt: Due: Initial draft of reflection paper
Week 5: Day 1: Literature circles con’t. Reflection prompt:
Day 2: Finish literature circles. Reflection prompt:
Day 3: Conference: . Due: Reader journals and published draft of reflection paper.
Alexie, S. The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian. (YA novel)
Anderson, M.T. The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation: The pox party. (YA novel)
Blackrobe. Beresford, dir. (film)
Berry, J. People of the Hills, part 1: Introduction. http://blog.syracuse.com/video/2007/
03/people_of_the_hills_part_1.html (Video photo-essay- website)
Boland, E. That the science of cartography is limited. Poems: In a time of violence. (Poem)
Cavell, M. Sweetgrass basket. (YA novel)
Cooper, J. F. The last of the Mohicans. (Novel)
Douglass, F. What to the negro is the Fourth of July? My bondage and my freedom. (Speech)
—. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. In W.L. Andrews and H.L. Gates, Jr., Slave narratives. (Autobiography)
Durham, J. Columbus Day. In D. Niatum, The Harper’s anthology of 20th century Native American poetry. (Poem)
Hughes, L. The negro speaks of rivers. In R. Ellman and R. O’Clair, The Norton anthology of modern poetry, second edition. (Poem)
Interactive map of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign. http://www.sullivanclinton.com/mapset/shell.swf (Website)
Interview with Aunt Harriet Smith, Hempstead, TX, 1941. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/afcesnbib:@field(TITLE+@od1(Interview+with+Aunt+Harriet+Smith,+Hempstead,+Texas,+1941++part+1+of+4+)) (Audio recording- website)
The last of the Mohicans. Mann, dir. (Film)
McCay, C. America. In R. Ellman and R. O’Clair, The Norton anthology of modern poetry, second edition. (Poem)
Mosley, Walter. 47. (YA novel)
Amistad. Spielburg, dir. (Film)
Major Gen. Sullivan’s official report. http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eusgenweb/pa/1pa/1picts/sullivan/sullivanmisc2.html#sullivan (Historical document- website)
The last of the Mohicans. Tourneur and Brown, dirs. (Film)
This is a link to my kickoff activity- a WebQuest that looks at several narratives that have been historically silenced.