12th grade shared resources
To record or view the stories/poem/non-literary texts used, access the appropriate unit by clicking on the unit number below.
Senior Capstone Project Supports
To access the 12th grade ELA wikispace, go to http://csdela12.wikispaces.com
Denzel Washington's "The Great Debaters"
Clip of amazing student debate on de-segregating universities
Have kids pick out claims, warrants, examples, logos, ethos, pathos
Billionaire who pays kids to NOT go to college. /12th-grade-resources.htmlSame--have kids can pick out claims, warrants, examples, logos, ethos, pathos
12th grade Unit 3 Utopia--Homeland Security vs. Liberty
1. China's richest man. He used to live on the street.
Got with retired teachers to sell soda.
It's perfect for me because kids will have finished text on the sun setting on the British Empire (China) in WWII...then read memoir by man who defects from China to the United States.
Great Utopia connections: ideals of capitalism vs. "morality" of Communism, wealth/poverty
Plus, kids like hearing about rags to riches.
2. South Africans disenchanted with those who ended Apartheid.
Discussion fodder: problems that come with trying to solve problems.
3. Electoral college. Really, this article was for me...because I didn't get it.
Kids asked, "Why does Utah vote 'not count'."
Could be used to discuss irony.