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1 Introduction to Unit 2

2 The Five Areas of Interaction Are: Approaches to learning Community and service Human ingenuity Environment Health and social education

3 Approaches of Learning You know and can apply the strategies that are used in your class that help you to learn. You learn the fundamentals of planning, organizing and presenting information by using oral and written language effectively, reading for a variety of purposes, and working independently and cooperatively to achieve a goal. Examples:(develop good study habits, become active listeners, note taking, being aware of different kinds of language, asking and answering pertinent questions, improving vocabulary, writing in a variety of forms)

4 Community and Service Recognizing and developing an understanding of the world around you. Projects and assignments encourage you to become a responsible and caring participant in the local community setting and the wider communities. Example: Producing video reports to make other students aware of different needs and various ways to help others. Participating in discussions and debates on moral and social issues relating to involvement of the individual within the community. Corresponding with pen friends in other countries who speak your language.

5 Human Ingenuity Students look at human contributions Contributions result from human instinct to create, innovate, develop, or transform our lives and our world. Examples: Creating and discovering ways to apply technology, such as multimedia presentations. Learning to assess the social and ethical impact of language through the study of propaganda and advertisements and development of creative writing skills.

6 Environment You are challenged to under stand and accept responsibility for maintaining a natural and sustainable world for present and future generations. Link between issues including economics, political, cultural and social issues to develop positive and responsible attitudes and to gain the motivation, skills and commitment to contribute to your environment. Example: Discuss and react to environmental issues, exploring the relationship between the human and non-human world as seen in world literature, exploring cultural differences

7 Health and Social Education You are encouraged to have respect for body and mind, which in turn enables you to make informed, responsible choices. Develops your social skills, both individually and in cooperation with others. Examples: Investigating a range of health issues such as population, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, public health care, stress, depression, investigating social issues such as censorship, human rights, economic issues and animal rights, discussing moral issues.

8 Introduction to Advertising Unit 2 LLI English I Guided Question: What profound crisis shaped America’s earliest writings? The Narrative of Frederick Douglass The Adventures of Huckle Berry Finn

9 Persuasive Speech Techniques Ethos - The speaker makes references to authority, experiences, character, or integrity as a persuasive speech device Logos – The speaker appeals to reason, logical argument from his /her audience Pathos- The speaker appeals to emotions of his or her audience Analogy- The speaker uses colorful or dramatic comparison

10 Dear History, For too long have I pondered your meaning, memorized dates of battles, years of servitude, decades of injustice, name eras after movements, mourned the extinction of species, cursed founding fathers, worn vintage suits and cloaked myself with references of your hold on me. I have walked through museums wondering how it is that greatness had lived and died all before my time. Parts of me feared becoming great because it seemed to include a price of death and a postmortem glory that my memory could never resurrect. I’ve stared at paintings dying to catch glimpses of the painter, closed my eyes to listen to songs that drunken ghosts dance to, and all the while I’ve fought to FREE the present to BECOME. A Letter to History by Saul Williams

11 In 1995, I stood with poets in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge, barking metaphors at the new moon of the summer solstice wedging words into it’s craters, sewing seeds through nightly wind. In 1996, I forced the ocean back with words, fathered planets, climbed pyramids, and began to decipher the sirens song to conjure the dream- filled Children of the Night. In 1997, I stood with prisoners in our nations capitol bending bars with the power of thought as wordsmiths served sentences and Hip Hop diddy- dandified itself: stealing golden calves from the Old Testament to smuggle into the lavish crib of Pontius Pilate for it’s birthday party. In 1998, I swallowed fear and sun-danced on film reels, projecting a me that had not been into a me that ever shall be. And HERE I stand, ten years the difference and witness to changing hands. A Letter to History by Saul Williams (continued)

12 Dear History, I beat you. I stand a generator of generations bearing witness to a world that we are holding accountable for past actions. Me and my friends, we’re changing our diets, re-inventing marriage, checkmating capitalism, re-defining ethics, replacing cruelty with compassion, and have sworn not to re-elect the sins of the father. We are casting our votes for so much more than a lesser of evils, but for change, and for greater insight, for wisdom out of the mouths of babes, for races that bleed into ONE. Dear History, You are behind us and we are no longer back. We are standing on the threshold of new times, new days, new worlds, and charging forward without battle cry or trumpet, while cynicism, apathy, and cowardice take their place beside you, behind us. Dear History, We no longer believe in you. We have invested our thoughts and dreams into the present moment and opportunity to shift our reality into one that does not resemble your dog-eared books. We stand on the shoulders of those who have dared to dream and on the necks of those who have wasted their time and ours proclaiming a past its prime. A Letter to History by Saul Williams (continued)

13 Dear History, Blitz! It’s my turn now. You can have your mounds of flesh, leather boots, cannons, and sabers, nooses, and guillotines, warships and fighter planes, trails of tears and blood, genocides, dungeons and dragons, ghost stories and fairy tales…… -Saul Williams Homework assignment : You are to write your own letter to history, telling it what you think! Use Saul’s letter and his style as your example. Your letters are to be typed using Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced. Your letter must include a salutation, date, and a your signature. You must it to me no later than Thursday, November 20, 2008, no later than 10:00p.m.


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