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Ethan Frome Day 1. Learning Target: Build Background Knowledge for the novel Ethan Frome . Do Now: Should we sacrifice our own happiness for the happiness of others? Is hurting another person ever justified if it ensures your own happiness?. Peer Review.

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    1. Ethan Frome Day 1

    2. Learning Target: Build Background Knowledge for the novel Ethan Frome. Do Now: Should we sacrifice our own happiness for the happiness of others? Is hurting another person ever justified if it ensures your own happiness?

    3. Peer Review Switch papers with your writing partner. Read each others draft and provide feedback using the form provided.

    4. 4 corners activity

    5. Partner Debate Discuss each of the scenarios below with a partner. Decide whether or not a person should place duty and responsibility above his/her own personal happiness. Why/why not? It’s okay to disagree with your partner--just make sure to write down both opinions.

    6. Should a husband and wife stay together for the sake of the children? • Peter Singer, a philosopher, suggests that every American should give away 10% of his/her salary to poor people in needy countries. Should someone have to sacrifice his/her money in order to help strangers?

    7. Is it justifiable for a husband or wife to leave his/her spouse just because he/she is bored or unhappy in the marriage?

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    9. Should a woman have to give up her career in order to take care of children? • Should a grown child have to take care of his/her sick, elderly parent? What if that parent needs constant attention, e.g. needs to be bathed, fed, or given medicine regularly? When would it be asking too much?

    10. Synopsis • “A classic novel of despair, forbidden emotion, and sexual undercurrents set against the austere New England countryside” • Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a “hired girl,” Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. In one of American fiction’s finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio toward their tragic destinies.

    11. Select an Essential Question to write about in your journal • When, if ever, should a person place his/her personal happiness above his/her duties or responsibilities? • What does it mean to be considered a “man”? How does Edith Wharton invert society’s gender stereotypes in Ethan Frome? • How can a person’s surroundings negatively affect his/her emotional health and happiness?

    12. English Lab 11/16 Do Now: • Take out your response from yesterday describing how the character, John, changed. If you are not finished add to it. • Select an independent reading book and read. Learning Target: Compare and contrast Characters in the story “Satyagraha”

    13. Bill vs. Ramdas Well spoken- “I like their sound. I do not like to use contractions either. I like the full words. Gentle- Spiritual- Poor language- “Ive got more vertical than you do, Jerk” Tough- Angry/Aggressive-