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Tuesdays with Morrie. Exploring a related topic, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Aphorisms to enhance our understanding. Objectives.

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tuesdays with morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie

Exploring a related topic, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Aphorisms to enhance our understanding.

objectives
Objectives
  • We will use online databases, websites and print resources to locate information about Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and aphorisms, as related in Tuesdays with Morrie.
  • We will create a Google site that features text and illustrations and explains the connections of aphorisms (that appear in the text) and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) to the story.
  • We will create an aphorism that relates to our own personal story, explain it’s significance to us and include a visual model that represents our aphorism.
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(Warm-up) (Present this on Day 1 and 2)

  • An aphorism is a simple statement of truth, opinion or principle. While you watch the video, listen for an aphorism.
  • Dream as if you\'ll live forever. Live as if you\'ll die tomorrow----James Dean, Actor
  • The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them--Mark Twain, author
  • - See more at: http://www.aphorismexamples.com/#sthash.upyUJfjo.dpuf
warm up day 1
Warm-up (Day 1)
  • View the Spiderman video clip
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMF_YZF254
  • 1. Write down the aphorism that you heard in the video.
  • 2. Explain what this aphorism means to you?
warm up day 2
Warm-up Day 2
  • Today we’re going to watch a movie trailer for a movie adaptation of Tuesdays with Morrie.
  • 1. While you watch the clip, search an aphorisms that you think is most important. Why is this aphorism more meaning to you than the others?
aphorisms
Aphorisms
  • Dream as if you\'ll live forever. Live as if you\'ll die tomorrow.

James Dean, Actor (He died at the age of 25)

  • The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
  • - Mark Twain
  • - See more at: http://www.aphorismexamples.com/#sthash.upyUJfjo.dpuf
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