Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, 12/17/14--CPR

Wednesday, December 17th
Day 39
Five Days Remain!

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Sit where you sat yesterday, lovelies.
  3. Get out your copy of Animal Farm.
  4. Get out your historical connections notes we started yesterday.
  5. If you missed a quiz, take it during reading time.

Revising History, Propaganda, and Brainwashing--(Annotations on chapter 6 from yesterday)
Discuss your reading from yesterday, chapter 6, pages 31-38.
  1. How are the commandments changing?
  2. How is propaganda (Squealer) being used?
    1. Pair-share activity with yellow page, “Propaganda Devices”
    2. You have to have read and annotated chapter six to be with a partner.
    3. Find three examples for each device in chapter six.
    4. Record the page number and either a direct quote, or a paraphrase, as your evidence.
    5. Both partners fill out the sheet and turn it in.
    6. Use the back if you need to.
  3. How is brainwashing being used?  
    1. to make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure.
    2. a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries, especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques.
    3. any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion
  4. In what ways is history itself being revised, changed, altered?
  5. Falsification of History in Communist Russia Under Stalin
  1. What are conditions like now, compared to conditions under Jones?

  1. When we see connections with Animal Farm, shout them out, and jot them down!
  2. Think about it like an equals sign, since the novel is an extended metaphor.  What we’re looking for is like this:

Continue our notes on historical parallels!
Any connection you’ve made from chapters 1-6 is eligible--let’s go!  :-)

__________________ = _________________
historical figure/event/setting Animal Farm figure/event/setting

Divide your paper into two columns:
  • Historical Figure/Event/Setting      Animal Farm Connection

1) Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit?

11:00/12:30--Read chapters 7 and 8


When you read and annotate today, strive to reach for other texts and visuals.  Try to weave that spiderweb of connections.  Connect the dots!  Look for and find patterns, like Professor Foster says.

  1. Get out your two vocab lists.  You should be on the lookout for CONNECTIONS as you are reading today.
  2. HIGHLIGHT vocab words when you see them, and write the definitions out to the side as part of your annotating, please.

Animal Farm Reading Assignment
  1. Read chapters SEVEN AND EIGHT, pages 38-58
  2. Annotate carefully:
    1. make inferences
    2. ask questions
    3. make predictions
    4. make connections
    5. highlight (or underline) vocab and define it
  3. Add to and refine your list of characters in your notes to keep them straight; list characteristics each time the animal is mentioned.
  4. We will have a reading quiz tomorrow on chapters 6, 7, and 8.

  1. Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (two lists).

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