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unit one moral courage and righteous anger necessities for change

Unit One: Moral Courage and Righteous Anger-Necessities for Change

Unit Quote:

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man cant ride you unless your back is bent.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

tuesday sept 3 2013
Tuesday: Sept 3, 2013
  • Syllabus
  • Briefly discuss Unit One quote
  • Summer Reading
  • Anchor Quote Journal (minimum=1 page)
chunk 1 change through non violence
Chunk #1:Change Through Non-Violence

Anchor Quotation:

“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

thursday 9 5 13
Thursday: 9-5-13
  • Review Chunk #1
  • 3 poems for a non-violent change (SOAPSTone/SIFTT)
  • Homework: Find an article online that deals with a change using non-violence
discussion the necessity for change
Discussion: The Necessity for Change

We will read, discuss and analyze (SOAPSTone or SIFTT) the necessity for change with the following poems on our iPADS:

  • (I Do) “Alabama Centennial”- Naomi Long Padgett
  • (We Do) “Ain’t I A Woman?” –Sojourner Truth
  • (YOU DO) “Brief Non-Violence Moment”- Ramesh TA
friday mon september 6 and 9 2013
Friday/Mon: September 6 and 9, 2013
  • Notebook Check
  • Review Chunk 1: Change Through Non-Violence
  • Share Partner SOAPSTone (We Do): Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?”
  • (YOU DO) “Brief Non-Violence Moment”- TA Ramesh
  • Chunk Summary
monday 9 9 13
Monday: 9-9-13
  • Complete SOAPSTone on “A Brief Non-Violence Moment” (turn in)
  • Review Chunk 1- How did the poems suggest change through non-violence?
  • Meet Henry David Thoreau (next slide)-take notes
  • Read/discuss “Civil Disobedience” and relate it back to the chunk topic pgs. 267-274

5. Answer #1-3 and 11-13

meet henry david thoreau july 12 1817 may 6 1862
Meet Henry David ThoreauJuly 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862
  • American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, Historian and leading transcendentalist.
  • He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
tuesday 9 10 13 civil disobedience
Tuesday: 9-10-13Civil Disobedience
  • Read/discuss “Civil Disobedience” and relate it back to the chunk topic pgs. 267-274.
  • Answer #1-3 and 11-13 on page 275
  • Write and answer the EQ question (board)



thursday 9 12 13
Thursday: 9-12-13
  • Meet Gandhi and Dr. King pg. 276
  • Read/discuss their speeches on non-violence pages 277-282
  • Answer #1-3;5-8 WRITE ALL QUESTIONS EXCEPT 7 AND 8.
  • Look up non-violent protests: Chicago Teacher Strike etc…
  • Notebook Check 
unit 1 friday the 13 th chunk 1 change through non violence
Unit 1: Friday the 13th…Chunk 1: Change Through Non-Violence
  • Complete/turn in MLK & Gandhi assignment. Make sure it is labeled correctly.
  • Sophocles’ Antigone
  • Read pages 1015-1019
  • Define drama terms (12)
  • Meet Sophocles
  • Assign characters
monday 9 16 13
Monday: 9-16-13
  • Meet Sophocles (book notes)
  • Assign characters
  • Terms Check
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Build Background pg. 1018
  • Define terms pg. 1018
  • Begin Antigone
wednesday 9 18 13
Wednesday: 9-18-13
  • Antigone Anticipation Guide
  • Drama Terms Due (Turn In)
  • Assign Characters/Begin Play
  • Complete Anticipation Guide for homework?

Summer Reading


thursday 9 20 13
Thursday: 9-20-13
  • Anticipation Guides & Drama Terms Due
  • Continue reading/discussing Antigone
friday 9 20 13
Friday: 9-20-13
  • Finish Reading Antigone
  • Answer #1-4: pg. 1061 Write the questions!!
  • Writing Option #2 pg. 1062
  • Review ALL notes from Unit 1/Chunk 1!
monday 9 23 2013


  • Answer #1-4: pg. 1061 Write the questions!! and Writing Option #2 pg. 1062 (Turn In)
  • Review ALL notes from Unit 1/Chunk 1 (below)
  • Make sure you can define “civil disobedience”

Pieces Covered:

  • Anchor Quotation-Gandhi: “Anger is the enemy of non-violence & pride is the monster that swallows it up.”
  • Three Poems: SOAPSTone- Padgett, Truth, TA Ramesh
  • Henry David Thoreau “Civil Disobedience” pg. 267/author notes
pieces covered continued
Pieces Covered Continued…

D. Gandhi “On Non-Violent Resistance” pg. 278/Author notes

E. Dr. King “Letter to Birmingham Jail” pg.281/author notes

F. Antigone: drama terms (12); Anticipation Guide; pg. 1061 #1-4

G. Be able to write a paragraph on EACH part of the EQ.

on the exam
On The Exam…
  • Be able to answer the EQ and give solid examples
  • Matching (drama terms)
  • Author facts (Fill in the blank)


thursday 9 26 13
Thursday: 9-26-13
  • Chunk 1 Notebook Check
  • Review Unit 1 MLK Quote (slide 1)
  • Begin Chunk 2: Change Through Violence
  • Chunk 2 Anchor Quote
  • Begin SOAPSTone on new poems 
unit one chunk 2 change through violence friday 9 27 13
Unit One: Chunk #2 Change Through ViolenceFriday: 9-27-13
  • Homework Due (The End and The Beginning)
  • 300 Movie Preview
  • Chunk Poems Continued… SOAPSTone
  • (We Do): Grass-Carl Sandburg (partner)
  • (You Do): War Is Kind-Stephen Crane
unit 1 chunk 2 poems change through violence
Unit 1 Chunk 2 Poems:Change Through Violence

We will read, discuss and analyze (SOAPSTone or SIFTT) the necessity for change through VIOLENCE with the following poems on our iPADS:

(I Do): The End and The Beginning- WislawaSzymborska

(We Do): Grass-Carl Sandburg (partner)

(You Do): War Is Kind-Stephen Crane

unit 1 chunk 2 change through violence monday 9 30 13
Unit 1 Chunk 2Change Through ViolenceMonday: 9-30-13
  • Complete Group SOAPSTone on Grass/Discuss
  • 300 Movie Clip Preview
  • Individual SOAPSTone Quiz (You Do):War is Kind-Stephen Crane
tuesday october 1
Tuesday: October 1
  • Quiz: Complete SOAPSTone over War Is Kind
  • Begin Homer’s The Illiad (notes)
  • Meet the Characters (next slide)
  • “Tainted Love” video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiQ4j-D5o4o&feature=youtu.be
  • Teacher led introduction 
  • Read the following section on your ipad
  • Before the Iliad Begins
  • Read the EIGHT sections, and take your own notes on them. I expect to see bullets underneath each section.
thursday 10 4 13
Thursday: 10-4-13
  • Teacher led introduction 
  • Read the following section on your ipad (go to my teacher website to get the link)
  • Before the Iliad Begins
  • Read the EIGHT sections, and take your own notes on them.
  • I expect to see bullets/numbers/letters underneath each section.
  • 4 notes per section. Choose IMPORTANT facts!
  • The trading city called both Ilium and Troy prospered roughly 3500 years ago on the northwestern coast of what is today Turkey.
  • Eventually, somewhere between 1450 and 1250 BC, there was a war (or more probably a series of wars) between the “Greek” cities and the “Trojan” cities.
  • Neither Greeks nor Trojans were organized into a unified state, so these conflicts took the form of clashes between alliances of city-states. We must suspect that these alliances were plagued by constant internal squabbling, crises of leadership, and somewhat unstable membership.
thursday 10 3 13
Thursday: 10-3-13
  • Quiz
  • Notes (slides)
  • Finish clip
  • Tyndareus, king of Sparta, was married to a beautiful young woman named Leda.
  • Leda was so beautiful, in fact, that she attracted the attention of Zeus who visited her in the form of a magnificent swan.
  • The result of this visit was that Leda laid two eggs from which various children hatched, including a quite astonishingly gorgeous daughter named Helen and her egg-mate.
  • Helen’s more-than-human beauty eventually attracted many passionate suitors. The suitors tended to be heads of states and commanders of armies, and they were so especially many and so especially passionate that Tyndareus worried that, if one of them successfully won Helen’s hand, war might break out among the losers.

Accordingly, before he let Helen pick a husband, he made all the suitors swear to accept her decision, and even to defend her husband should she ever prove unfaithful.

  • When she made her choice, the glad and giddy bridegroom was a certain Menelaus, by suspect coincidence the wealthiest of them, who eventually also became king of Sparta.
  • Meanwhile in Troy King Priam and Queen Hecuba had many sons and daughters, but just before one of these babies was be born, the queen dreamed that he would grow up to be a flaming torch and would destroy the city.
  • The dream was taken as a serious omen, and when the child arrived, the king and queen decided that he should be destroyed.
  • The unpleasant project was entrusted to a random shepherd.
  • Now the shepherd had no children of his own and reasoned that it was a shame to waste a perfectly good (and cute) baby boy just because of somebody else’s silly dream, so he secretly kept the child and raised it as his son. The boy’s name was Paris, and he grew up as a shepherd.
  • So Paris grew up tending sheep, composing songs, and being rustically picturesque. Oh yes, he also grew up to be astonishingly handsome.
the judgment of paris
The Judgment of Paris…
  • On Mt. Olympus Zeus had been having an affair with a certain Aegina, much to the consternation of his wife Hera.
  • It became a public scandal when Zeus’ dealing resulted in the birth of a son, who was given the name of Aeacus.
  • Aeacus grew up to be an agreeable enough young man, but Hera, who was never easy to get along with even in the best of times, absolutely loathed him.
  • Aeacus and his wife had a son named Peleus, who was eventually married to a sea nymph named Thetis.
  • The wedding of Aeacus’ son Peleus to the nymph Thetis was apparently quite an important social function among the godly set, but unfortunately Eris, the goddess of strife and ever a trouble-maker, was not invited.
  • In vengeance, she tossed a golden apple among the guests as a prize for the “fairest” goddess among them.

There were three self-proclaimed candidates, who immediately began squabbling: Hera, queen of the gods, Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom.

  • It was decided to put the choice to a mortal man and Zeus accordingly sent them down to Mt. Ida, where they found the appealing Paris innocently tending his sheep.
  • In a scene that would live forever among Western artists under the name “The Judgment of Paris,” the three beautiful goddesses asked him to choose objectively among them and to say who was the most superlatively magnificent.

Each of these goddesses seems to have been a bit insecure about her looks, and all three were quite competitive, so each of them began to offer him bribes to choose her over the other two.

  • Hera, queen of the gods, offered him military power.
  • Athena goddess of wisdom (and war) offered knowledge.
  • Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, offered the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife.

Paris, having spent more time among sheep than is good for a person, could not resist the idea of a beautiful wife and accepted Aphrodite’s offer, leaving Hera and Athena furious and set on vengeance.

  • The lad was even more astonishingly handsome than his father, and Helen fell in love with him on sight.
monday 10 7 13
Monday: 10-7-13
  • Complete notes
  • Respond to EQ
  • Journal: My Hero
  • Introduce Active Reading Notebooks
  • Introduce/Discuss major themes in The Iliad
  • Define muse
  • Citations 
  • Begin Book 1: Discuss the long-going battle between Agamemnon and Achilles long after the war.
  • Link to The Iliad is available on my website and you can also download a copy from eBOOKS
paris meets helen
Paris Meets Helen…
  • Paris was sent off with a merchant fleet of his own to see the world and, of course, to look for the wife Aphrodite had promised him.
  • Eventually he heard of a divinely beautiful candidate, none other than Helen, wife of the red-haired Spartan king, Menelaus.
  • With Aphrodite’s intervention, and while Menelaus was temporarily away on business, Paris seduced and/or kidnapped Helen and sailed away to Troy.
  • When Menelaus got home he was just as furious at Paris as Hera and Athena had been before.
  • In any case, enraged at Paris, Menelaus vowed to take vengeance on him (and, of course, to recover Helen).
  • Menelaus teamed up with Agamemnon.

About the only leader who thought the whole plan was idiotic was Odysseus of Ithaca, who figured Helen couldn’t possibly be worth all the fuss. He pretended to be insane in hopes of being left in Greece, but he was tricked into revealing his sanity, and was duly forced to honor his agreement. As he correctly foresaw, once he got mixed up in the war, his life was never to be the same again.

  • The man who was destined to be the greatest warrior of all the Greeks was Achilles, the son of Peleus and of the sea nymph Thetis.
  • Thetis, being a supernatural and foreseeing that her vigorously athletic son was likely to perish should he go to war, hastily sent him off with instructions to dress as a girl and live with the daughters in the middle of nowhere.
the war
The War…
  • The Greek forces used the port of Aulis as a gathering point.
  • However, ill winds prevented their leaving the harbor.
  • Divination revealed that Agamemnon, the Greek leader, had offended the goddess Artemis.

The goddess demanded the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia if the ships were to leave.

  • Iphigenia was sent for with the false promise that she was to be wed to the studly Achilles.
  • On her arrival she was duly sacrificed, despite Agamemnon’s regret that duty required this of him.
  • The Greek forces, after raiding, marauding, and plundering many a Trojan ally or other hapless settlement en route managed to secure the offshore island of Tenedos when Achilles slew king Tenes.
  • (This was a bad idea, since Tenes was a son of the god Apollo, who remained annoyed with Achilles throughout the Iliad.)

They landed eventually on the shores of Ilium opposite it, and threw up a great wall of earth as a shelter for their camp.

  • Behind this wall, close to the boats, they built themselves a village of huts, where they ended up living for ten long years as they tried to sack Troy while the Trojans tried to burn them in their boats.

Homer’s Iliad, probably written sometime about 800 BC or a little after (so four or five hundred years later), is set in the ninth year of war.

  • At the point where Homer’s story opens, the Trojans have still never quite managed to force the Greeks out to sea (preferably in a violent storm), and the Greeks have never quite succeeded in their plans to storm their way inside Troy, slit Paris, grab Helen, take all the money, and leave the city a smoldering heap with no commercial future.
  • And everybody on both sides is quite tired of the whole project and inclined to be a bit testy about it.
  • And thus begins one of the greatest stories in the history of world literature.
journal my hero
Journal: My Hero

Answer the following questions:

  • What is your definition of a hero?
  • Who is your hero?
  • How does Webster Dictionary define the word hero?
  • Who do you think will be the hero in The Iliad? Why?
active reading notebooks
Active Reading Notebooks…

You will be keeping an Active Reading Notebook as we read/discuss The Iliad. You will take notes on key characters and events.Below is what it should look like.

major themes in the iliad
Major Themes in The Iliad
  • Fate and Free Will
  • Pride
  • Mortality
  • Competition
  • Compassion and Forgiveness
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Hate
  • Warfare
  • Religion
thursday 10 10 13
Thursday: 10-10-13
  • Complete Book 1 of The Iliad
  • Discussion Questions-Quiz TOMORROW!
  • How do Athena, Agamemnon, and Nestor respond to Achilles’ anger?
  • What do you learn about the characters of Agamemnon and Achilles in the excerpt from Book 1? Support with details from the text.
  • Hera sends Athena to intervene with the conflict. Describe Athena’s actions, and discuss what they suggest about the relationships between gods and mortals?
  • Review the oath that Achilles swears in lines 281-287. What future events might be foreshadowed by his words?
  • Begin Book 6
happy homecoming jackets friday 10 11 13
Happy Homecoming Jackets!Friday: 10-11-13
  • Book 1 Quiz
  • Read/discuss Book 6 of The Iliad
  • Book 6 Discussion Questions (next slide)
book 6 discussion questions
Book 6 Discussion Questions…
  • Why is Hector so determined to keep fighting?
  • What does Hector think the future holds for his wife?
  • Hector says that “no man alive has ever escaped” fate (line 121). How would you describe Hector’s attitude toward fate?
  • What do you learn about the character of Hector in Book 6? Consider his roles as husband, father, and warrior?
  • Review the definition of epic hero in your notes. In light of that description, who seems more heroic, Hector or Achilles? Use details from the poem to give examples.
monday 10 21 13
Monday: 10-21-13
  • Book 6 Questions due/Quiz
  • Read/Discuss Book 22
  • Finish the book at home and complete the questions. All information is on my teacher page.

*NO EXCUSES!! Book 22 Quiz Tomorrow!

tuesday 10 22 13
Tuesday: 10-22-13

Sheldon Clark and Chase Baulding-Woods

See me after class please 

  • Quiz Book 22
  • Read/Discuss Book 24
  • Create Timeline of Events
  • Discuss
  • Chunk 2 AND Unit 1 Tests


thur sday 10 24 13
Thursday: 10-24-13
  • Quiz over Book 24
  • The Iliad Review Game- JEOPARDY!!!
  • https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-iliad3
  • https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-iliad-jeopardy



unit one moral courage and righteous anger necessities for change1

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man cant ride you unless your back is bent.”

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Unit One: Moral Courage and Righteous Anger-Necessities for Change

Consider ALL readings from this ENTIRE unit, and analyze how Dr. King’s argument is true.

  • I hope you kept up with all of your notes because here is where it pays off 

Chunk 1: Change Through Non-Violence

Chunk 2: Change Through Violence