Day 1 (Friday, May 1) Introduction to the Unit Journal: Who makes you, you?

Day 2 (Monday, May 4) Introduction to the Unit Lecture: The Self and the Other

Day 3 (Tuesday, May 5) Introduction to the Unit Lecture: What is a biography?

Day 4 (Wednesday, May 6) Introduction to the Unit Lecture: Background about In Cold Blood (Capote, Brooks)

Day 5 (Thursday, May 7) Introduction to the Unit Lecture: What do we research? Why do we research? What are sources? How to avoid plagiarism: (NO Copy-and-paste)

Discussion: Class share and reflect

SWBAT: -answer journal question on a personal level -discuss their journal entries without teacher interference

SWBAT: -understand the concept of how the self if defined by the other -compare the self and the other to their journal entries from Day 1

Read: Excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (follow up discussion)

Watch: In Cold Blood (film) (follow up discussion)

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Read: Online Biography of Pablo Neruda (follow up discussion)

Read: Andy Warhol: Marilyn Monroe (follow up discussion)

Assign: Introduction to research project

Teacher Notes: Turn in journals at end of hour

Daily Notes:

SWBAT: -Define a biography and its function -Answer a questions and take notes regarding the purpose of each biography example given

SWBAT: -Define a biography and its function -Answer a questions and take notes regarding the purpose of each biography example given

SWBAT: -begin brainstorming people to research -recognize what we research and why -identify creditable vs. invalid sources

Homework: Explore biography examples

Homework: Explore biography examples

Homework: Brainstorm and begin looking for who they are interested in researching

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Day 6 (Friday, May 8)

Day 7 (Monday, May 11)

Day 8 (Tuesday, May 12)

Day 9 (Wednesday, May 13) Library Day

Day 10 (Thursday, May 14) Library Day

Library Day

Recap/Guide

Lecture

Independent student work: Begin working on the assignment

Group Work: Who, what, when, why, and how?

Lecture: How to format a biography

Independent student work:

Independent student work:

SWBAT: -decide who they are researching -consider and compile valid resources

Independent Class work: Student plans

Extra Credit: Create a how-to guide for any mode Due: Day 13

SWBAT: -independently research -follow student plan

SWBAT: -independently research -follow student plan

Homework: Continue investigation at home

SWBAT: -create a student plan for what they will investigate, when and how -work in groups to discuss who they are interested in researching

Homework: Continue investigation at home

SWBAT: -summarize the format of a biography -apply summary to their biography

Homework: Continue investigation at home

Teacher Notes: Walk around note student topics and work

Teacher Notes: Walk around note student topics and work

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Homework: Continue investigation at home

Homework: Extra credit (optional)

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Day 11 (Friday, May 15)

Day 12 (Monday, May 18)

Day 13 (Tuesday, May 19) Library Day

Day 14 (Wednesday, May 20) Group Work

Day 15 (Thursday, May 21) Group Work

Recap/Guide

Library Day

Biography examples available

Independent student work:

Independent student work:

Groups of 3: Edit, track, and share

Groups of 3: Edit, track, and share

Conferences Student Plan: Are you on track? SWBAT: -independently research -follow student plan Conferences Student Plan: Are you on track? Student Plan: Are you on track?

Conference sign ups

SWBAT: -independently research -follow student plan

SWBAT: -have all research finished and compiled

SWBAT: -have all research finished and compiled

SWBAT: -ask questions -explain process and track of student plan -have a basic outline about who they are researching and what about that person

Homework: Continue investigation at home Prepare for conferences

Homework: Continue investigation at home

Homework: Continue investigation at home

Homework: Bring all resources for Day 16

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Teacher Notes: Make copies of extra credit “how-to” guides for students

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Homework: Prepare for conferences Daily Notes: Teacher Notes: -make sure students know you are available during lunch and before/after school

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Day 16 (Friday, May 22)

Day 17 (Monday, May 25)

Day 18 (Tuesday, May 26) Class Day

Day 19 (Wednesday, May 27) Discuss/Spillover

Day 20 (Thursday, May 28) Presentations

Organize

Peer Edit

Formatting your paper, movie, etc.

Discuss: Draft finished Peer editing and revisions

Question Sheet:

Lecture: How to create a bibliography

Partner Work: -Support your claims Conferences Final questions Assignment: -1.5-2 page explanation -Why did what you did -How does this person change you?

Lecture/Discussion: Why did the authors we looked at write about who they did? Does your reflection fit your biography?

Who, what, why

Peer Evaluations

Student Plan: Completed.

SWBAT: -create a outlined bibliography -recognize and eliminate plagiarism

SWBAT: -reflect on their student plans -bring a copy of a final draft -provide constructive criticism for peers

Spillover: Extra time if needed

SWBAT: -evaluate their peers constructively -present their biography and reflection in a comprehensive way

Homework: Edit, finalize

Outline: -prepare an outline (Due Day 19) -Work with peers

SWBAT: -recognize why the authors wrote/created the biography -reflect on their biography

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Homework: Finish biography for peer editing

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SWBAT: -Support their claims about why they chose to create a biography about their chosen person -Answer how a biography or person can influence someone’s life

Homework: Finalize biography Complete reflection assignment

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Homework: Finalize biography Complete reflection assignment

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Day 21 (Friday, May 29) Presentations Unit Notes and Reflections:

Who, what, why Peer Evaluations

SWBAT: -evaluate their peers constructively -present their biography and reflection in a comprehensive way

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