AP Class dragged a bit on the poetry presentations and failed to complete the unit by 2 lessons. We switched to the less complicated movie The Producers although I gave serious thought to using Blazing Saddles. Students in the section 1b-3 are finishing Gatsby. Section 4 is one lesson ahead giving some leeway in completing the course, but will not be participating in the Research Paper. Note: Last week the AP students voted on using Great Gatsby for their research project. It fits as they have already read the material in February and due to scheduling only have five lessons left in the term.
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Graduation to 12th Grade
Continuing Gatsby Lessons with a tie-in to the Research Building Unit
Segment 1 * Introduction
Why read the Great Gatsby?
Segment 2 * Characters
Who is the protagonist in the story ? How do the characters relate to Daisy?
Segment 3 * Related Themes
Technology, Music, Roaring Twenties, American in Isolation, Geography, Wall Street, Class-ism, Social Issues
Segment 4 * Symbolism
Water, Names, Locations, Light, Speed, Alcohol, T,J, Eckleburg
Segment 5 * Plot Devices
Flashback, Narration, Imagery, Setting, Characterization, Metaphor, Symbolism
Segment 6 * Technologies
Telephone, Aeroplane, Automobile, Cinema, Air Conditioning, Record Player, Valley of Ashes (heating/garbage)
Segment 7 * Unique Twists
Why do we read Gatsby/ What did I get out of Gatsby?
Section 1A is continuing Regents Prep. Sections 1B-4 will be using the last two to three lessons for Regents Review.
Research Paper (1b-3,X)
Students will use an I-Search writing project to examine and build a formal draft of a research paper. Students who complete a final copy of the research paper will receive a replacement grade or extra credit for their submitted work.
Step 1 * Identify Topic
Step 2 * Research Topic
Step 3 * Outline/Draft
Step 4 * Revised into Final Paper