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1 English 3 American Literature Unit 9 Theme Study The Struggle for Freedom

2 Readings Eulogy for Rufino Conteras by Cesar Chavez The Children’s Era by Margaret Sangar I Have A Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin Girl by Jamaica Kincaid On Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

3 Key Content: Intro to Freedom Movement Abolitionism sought to end slavery of people of African descent; also called Anti-Slavery movement Happened in the U.S. during 19 th century Roots of movement began in 15 th century with resistance to Native American slavery A euphemism for slavery was “the peculiar institution” William Lloyd Garrison published The Liberator, a famous abolitionist newspaper Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863

4 Suffragist and Civil Rights Movements Suffragist Movement sought the right for women to vote Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin 1950s through 1970s were important times for civil rights activities The next step after Civil Rights Amendment was ERA, Equal Rights Amendment, still not passed

5 Key Content: Rhetoric of Freedom The desire for freedom is a universal theme in literature Persuasive speech tries to change the listener’s attitude Rhetoric, from the Greek rhetor, means orator, using language persuasively Deduction means the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning; specifically : inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises Syllogism is a deductive argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")

6 Key content: Stories of Freedom Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell are social satires Dystopia - an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives Utopia - having impossibly ideal conditions especially of social organization Allegory – using symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence C.S. Lewis uses allegory in his Narnia books The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a muckraking novel about America’s meat packing industry Muckrake - to search out and publicly expose real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business; goal is to change practices

7 Key Vocabulary Theme: underlying idea in a work of literature Using logos to persuade means using logic, statistics and facts Using pathos to persuade means appealing to the emotions of the audience Using ethos to persuade means referring to a person’s reputation or experience to convince the audience of a point of view The logical fallacy of attack ad hominem means to attack an opponent's character rather than answer to the contentions made

8 Speech Tactics and Misc People remember very little, use repetition to reinforce your message Use short sentences and contractions Classic persuasive speech structure is problem – solution Avoid gender biased language; it is sexist For college applications, most important aspect is your SAT scores Include a personal statement, letters of recommendation, list of extra curricular activities, work experience in your college application

9 Exam Directions One hour to complete; 70 total points possible 20 minutes for 20 multiple choice items worth 1 point each 40 minutes for 1 essay item worth 50 points Complete the exam in one sitting; leaving and returning is not permitted No notes or study materials are allowed; this is a closed book test Entire course has a total of 1420 points possible

10 Study Guides Check out these guides before you take the exam  9.5.1 Review: Unit review materials  9.5.4 Diagnostic and custom study guide  Student resources: A4 Key Terms A9 Writing Center

11 Saving and Submitting Click on the 9.5.2 exam icon, Part 1 Print the pages Open a Word document and type your letter answers to questions 1-20 Click on the 9.5.3 exam icon, Part 2 Choose one of the essay questions to write about Type a 1 to 2 page essay in Word Save files as follows: yourname_unit9_exam_Eng3 Send to Elaine Lagrange via the Message Center

12 Presentation by Ruby Butterworth Assistant Instructor for English 3 I have lived in Bellingham for many years and taught at various local schools. My specialties are teaching language arts and English as a Second Language. My last teaching assignment before Insight School was as the director of a school in the Pacific Islands.

13 Credits Apex Learning Inc. www.apexlearning.com Insight School of Washington www.go2ischool.netwww.go2ischool.net www.learningcommons.org Slavery sculpture: i1.treklens.com/photos/78/slavery_monument.jpg ERA March at UCLA, 1972,: www.english.ucla.edu/.../7274/Thumbnails/era.jpg www.english.ucla.edu/.../7274/Thumbnails/era.jpg Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : www.indamixworldwide.com/html/images/indamix/ www.indamixworldwide.com/html/images/indamix/ Utopia art: www.techno-utopia.com/techno-utopia.jpgwww.techno-utopia.com/techno-utopia.jpg Cesar Chavez: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/images/portrwww.americanswhotellthetruth.org/images/portr Clip Art: Microsoft Office


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