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DESCRIPTIONSeptember 10, 2012. Reminders: Read chapters 5 and 6 for Wednesday. Objective: Sept. 10. Students will understand the basic history and culture of Afghanistan and analyze the friendship between Amir and Hassan in The Kite Runner by : Writing a journal entry - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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September 10, 2012Reminders: Read chapters 5 and 6 for Wednesday.Students will understand the basic history and culture of Afghanistan and analyze the friendship between Amir and Hassan in The Kite Runner by:Writing a journal entryTaking notes on basic background information on AfghanistanCreating a timeline of Afghanistan history with events from the lecture and the novel.Discussing chapters 1-4 in small groupsExit ticketObjective: Sept. 10Friendship plays a large role in most of our lives. Write about your strongest friendships and what characteristics you value in your friendships. Journal entryWrite down four important characters from The Kite Runner and how they are related.
2 minutesQuick quizSet it up as Cornell Notes
1/3: Questions/Main Ideas2/3: NotesBottom: SummaryOn one side of the paperWhere is Afghanistan?
Here it is!
AfghanistanPersian Empire (about 500 b.c.)
Alexander the Greats Empire (Greek culture) 330-322 BC
The Mongolian Empire 12191221
Spread of the Muslim religion (622-1890s)
Based on these maps, what can you say about Afghanistans culture?In your notesPastimes: Kite Flying, Picnics, MusicLanguage spoken: Farsi, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and othersOver 17 different ethnic groups in the countryPashtun, HazarasPeople are mostly Muslim, with some Christian and BuddhistSunni MuslimShia Muslim
Afghan Culture:1700s: Afghanistan is a modern independent country1880s-1920s: British attempt three unsuccessful invasions of Afghanistan1920s-1970s: Country is ruled by a series of successful kings who modernize the country (build roads, establish womens rights, reform education)A little modern historyPut a line down the middle with the dates 1960-2001
On the top write: Afghanistan and World Events
Below the line, write The Kite RunnerOn the other side of your paper, create a timeline from 1960-20011973: Daoud Khan overthrows the King and begins a communist government1979: the communist Soviet Union invades Afghanistan1984-1992: Afghan guerrillas known as the Mujahidin fight a long war against the Soviet Union1994: The Taliban seizes control of AfghanistanTomorrow we will look at an article focusing on these events in more detail. A little more modern historyVery strict view of the Muslim religionWomens rights very limitedUsed forceful punishment against any lawbreakers (beheading, public stoning, etc.)Many national pastimes outlawed (music, celebrations, film, etc.)
A little bit about the TalibanThe Blue Mosque
Buddhas of BamiyanToday, After the Taliban
In your notes: What does this action say bout the Talibans view of non-Muslims? Famous National Geographic Photo (1980)
No educationLives in a small villageVery poor
In your notes: What impact did the Taliban have on women?Same woman, in 2002
Students will understand the historical connections between the novel and historical events analyze the friendship between Amir and Hassan in The Kite Runner by:Creating a timeline with historical events and events from the novel.Discussing chapters 1-4 in small groupsLarge group discussion of chapters 1-4Exit ticketHomework: Read though chapter 6 for tomorrow. If your project is on the front table and you want it, please take it with you today. ObjectiveWhat is redemption? Is there anything a person can not redeem themselves from? Initial thoughtsRedemption DiscussionTake your comments about the cultural presentations, timeline and The Kite Runner book to your group. (You can take all your stuff, if that is easier.)
Introduce yourselves, and share your comments or questions about the cultural presentations with your group members. In your groups1. Kawther, Leah, Yuneisi, Zach, Luis2. John, Dawit, Jennifer, Cooper, EhSo, Joe3. Sarah, Achaya, Dorsin, Isabella, Sandra4. Batoul, Grant, Dahlia, Blake, Sasha, Justin5. Maribi, Brianna, Elena, Prakash, Sam6. Hugh, Froilan, Maron, AlexiaPeriod 5 GroupsAdd to your timelineHistorical events that happen in The Kite RunnerPlot events that have dates and when they happen in The Kite RunnerTimeline on The Kite RunnerWhy are Hassan and Ali treated poorly? Describe the relationship between Hassan and Amir. What experiences have shaped Amirs life up to this point? What experiences have shaped Hassans life?Are Amir and Hassan friends?Do you agree or disagree with Babas statement about sin? There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft, (17). Why?Is Baba a good father? Discussion of Chapters 1-41. Hawa, Jennifer, Mahamud, Genesis, Joseph T. 2. Heven, Siham, Chansae, Joseph M., Kufto, Shawnie3. Jesus, Giovanni, Deremiah, Dilfuza, Marcus, Miguel4. Hannah, Carolina, Arta, Max, Nijah, Antonio5. Lauren, Jocelyn, Majuma, Phouc, Alejandra, Tyler6. RJ, Dennise, Sarah, Fernando, Juan, Saje
Chapter 7: GroupsAre Amir and Hassan friends?
Is Baba a good father? Exit TicketChoose one and support it with evidence from the text
Read through chapter 6 (chapters 5 and 6 for Wednesday)
Be prepared for a Socratic Seminar on the following questions:
Are Amir and Hassan friends? Is Baba a good father?
For tomorrow: Through writing and discussion, students will analyze the characters of Amir and Baba in The Kite Runner by writing an analytical piece and having a Socratic Seminar. Agenda: Analytical essaySocratic SeminarImportant quotations--cultureExit Ticket Homework: Read through chapter 8 for FridayObjectiveAnalyze one of the following questions:
Are Amir and Hassan friends? Is Baba a good father?
You may use your book, and make sure you have a clear argument and support.
Literary Analysis: 30 minutesDiscussion, Socrates, Sharing ideas, expressing opinions, supporting what you say (quotes, evidence from the text)Respectfully disagree with explanationsWhy you agree, if you do.
Socratic Seminar: Period 5Discussion, sharing opinions, not yelling, calm, Give your opinion and back it up with evidence (quotes, specific examples)Know what is going onSocratic Seminar: Period 71. Speak so that all can hear you.2. Listen closely.3. Speak without raising hands.4. Refer to the text.5. Talk to each other, not just to the leader.6. Ask for clarification. Dont stay confused.7. Invite and allow others to speak.8. Consider all viewpoints and ideas.9. Know that you are responsiblefor the quality of the seminar.Socratic Seminar: Norms10: Participate thoughtfully in discussion and use supporting evidence to back your arguments. 8: Participate thoughtfully in discussion, but dont use supporting evidence. 7: Actively listen, but dont speak in the discussion. 5: Here, but distracted or checked out. Grading-Socratic SeminarSociopathAntisocial personality disorder is characterized by a lack of regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture.There is a marked inability to get along with others or abide by societal rules.Individuals with this disorder are sometimes called psychopaths or sociopaths.Diagnostic Criteria-Antisocial Personality DisorderDiagnostic Criteria - Mental Health made easy.1. Since the age of fifteen there has been a disregard for and violation of the right's of others, those right's considered normal by the local culture, as indicated by at least three of the following: A. Repeated acts that could lead to arrest. B. Conning for pleasure or profit, repeated lying, or the use of aliases. C. Failure to plan ahead or being impulsive. D. Repeated assaults on others. E. Reckless when it comes to their or others safety. F. Poor work behavior or failure to honor financial obligations. G. Rationalizing the pain they inflict on others.Did your thoughts on either of these questions change? What new thoughts do you have?
Based on the Socratic SeminarExit TicketFind three important quotes from chapters 1-6 that illuminate elements of culture in the novel so far.
Generate three discussion questions from your group. In your groups from yesterdayDiscuss elements of culture found so far. What other questions do you have? Group DiscussionThrough writing and discussion, students will analyze and evaluate Amirs actions through a close reading of the literary devices and analysis of chapter 7. Written analysis questionsDiscussion of written analysis questionsPhilosophical chairsExit ticketHomework: Read through chapter 10 for MondayObjective: Sept. 131. What is the significance of the memories Amir recalls as he witnesses Hassans rape? What do they suggest about his feelings or thoughts? 2. What is the significance of the dream Amir recalls as he witnesses the rape? What does it suggest about his feelings or thoughts? 3. How does the sheep serve as a symbol in the chapter? Why does Amir recall the sheeps slaughter during the rape? 4. What is the significance of all the gifts Amir receives for his birthday? Write your responses to these questions-you may use your bookDiscuss in small groupsAre you listening or are you waiting to talk? Philosophical Chairs is a strategy for exploring a controversial topic through student discussion. It is not a debate, but rather an opportunity for students to defend, deepen, and fine-tune their ideas through discussion.
Philosophical Chairs Protocol10: Participate thoughtfully in discussion and use supporting evidence to back your arguments. 8: Participate thoughtfully in discussion, but dont use supporting evidence. 7: Actively listen, but dont speak in the discussion. 5: Here, but distracted or checked out. Grading-Socratic SeminarAmir fears Assefs violence will be turned against himself if he intervenes. Amir thinks that as a servant and a Hazara, Hassan is less worthy than himself. Amir wants the kite to please Baba and win his affection. If he intervenes, Assef will take the kite. Philosophical ChairsThree rules guide