Core 1

  1. Write-on: Why do libraries matter?
  2. Read the two contrasting articles on censorship in libraries.
    • What facts do these two articles use in order to prove their sides of the issue?
    • How are these articles both like and dislike a formal debate?
    • Based upon the information, what is the biggest problem with censorship?
  3. Extension: How is it possible to be better at going against what you personally believe in a debate than going for it.

Core 2:

  1. Share-on: Read your racial ally piece to a neighbor and then discuss if this Mr. Morrison’s story is in any way unique (rare).
  2. Share out your racial ally pieces.
  3. Finish Chapter 7:
    • What is a racial ally?
    • How can you be a strong racial ally to others?
    • How are the characters strong racial allies for one another?
  4. Extension: Finish Chapter 7 for Monday.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on: Why does Portia lead Shylock along, making him believe that he can have his bond, if all the time she knows that it is against the law to hurt a Venetian.
  2. Continue reading through the trial as if a court case were actually being carried out.
    • How is this case a farce? (What is it making fun of?)
  3. Extensions:
    • Write out how you believe the trial would change in a more modern setting.

Core 4:

  1. Share-on: See diagrams on the document camera.
  2. Test the most popular form out with “Solved: They mayor should have paid the Piper.”
  3. What can we do differently/better next time?
  4. Extensions:
    • Write out what kind of debate you believe are worth having.

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