Friday, February 4, 2011

Class Minutes for Thursday Feb 3rd

1. Prayer

2. Think - Pair - Share
Students responded to three questions: How do villains operate? How does exposure to evil affect us? How does an individual fight against an unjust or corrupt society?

3. Most Valuable Idea
After discussing their responses with a partner and the class, the students chose their strongest idea and made a theme statement. Then they filled out a "connections" organizer to look for connections in the text, the world, and their own experience.

4. Ghosts of Rwanda
Ms. Meakes explained what a genocide was, and the background of the Rwandan genocide. We watched clips from "Ghosts of Rwanda" and filled out a comparison organizer linking events in Lord of the Flies to the Rwandan Genocide.  We will finish this activity next class.

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