Monday - Check chapter 11 questions from over the weekend. DO NOW: Is justice always just? Do crimes get punished too severely or not severely enough? Discuss. Analysis of Malachi's death. Was Randy's "justice" for the highwaymen just? Was it the right thing to do? Will it stop future trouble? Debate. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Read for the first fifteen minutes of class. REMEMBER: The end of the book, along with the questions, is due on Friday! Close look at the August food troubles, finding peace on the river, and the school re-opening. Journal entries in between each. Movie for the remainder of class.
Wednesday/Thursday - Reading at the beginning of class. How has Fort Repose changed? Close reading of pages 310-314. What is Pat Frank trying to say in these pages? How does he communicate his political views without alienating his audience? Are these issues that we still need to address today? Movie, if time.
Friday - Wrap up the end of the book. Check reading question assignment. Article of the week: "Doomsday Clock" from The Atlantic. Students will be given project options Monday for the concluding portion of the unit.
Monday/Tuesday - Midterms. Good luck!
Wednesday - Today is a shortened class due to the half day. Read/catch up with Alas, Babylon. Review midterms exam. Look ahead to the next couple of weeks.
Thursday - Looking at the major themes within selected excerpts from chapters 8-10. Students will listen to the excerpts and then write their feelings on the major themes that come up - greed, Darwin's law, hope, revenge, and love. Continue watching Thirteen Days.
Friday - What are the characteristics of a protagonist in popular books and movies? Students will get into groups and come up with the six most important character traits of a protagonist. How does Randy, Dan, Helen, and Malachi fit in? Is Randy a strong protagonist? Who is your favorite character? Why? Movie.
HW - Read to chapter 12 for Monday.
Study/review for midterm. Work on review packet. Come see Mr. Fuller with any questions/concerns before the examination.
Monday - Reading for the start of class. Review figurative language from earlier in the year and look for literary devices in the book. Vocabulary work. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Selected passge from Alas, Babylon. Look at a map of the United States and the effects after the bombs have been dropped in the book. Students will label/color the map of the effected areas and write a detailed paragraph about where they would go and why. Movie, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - VOCAB QUIZ! Review reading questions from assigned chatpers. Character analysis of Randy at this point in the book - how has he changed? Continue reading. Movie, if time.
Friday - Comparing the "luxuries" of our own lives to that of Randy's. What would you miss the most if you were in the book? Looking into the sayings, "survival of the fittest" and "man must adapt to survive." Which characters/events exemplify these sayings from the book? Partner work.
Tuesday - Reading time to begin class. Check and review questions from over break. Begin watching Thirteen Days.
Wednesday/Thursday - DO NOW. Reading questions and analysis. Review figurative language from earlier in the year and look for literary devices in the book. Group work and review as a class. Stanislav Petrov article - finish for homework.
Friday - Read and watch movie due to shortened periods because of the snow.