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Finals

UNIT 15: THE STATE OF PEACE

Enduring Understanding

Essential Questions

Week

Each person, regardless of cultural background
and religious affiliation, can be an agent or
emissary of peace.

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Content
Standards

Demonstrate
understanding
of the
importance of
selflessness in
man’s life

Essential Learning
Declarative
Functional
Knowledge
Knowledge

Selflessness as
a means to
peace in the
“Prayer of St.
Francis”
by
St. Francis of
Assissi

Course Code
Lit 101

Inferring and
expounding
on the
author’s
worldview

Why does peace seem so elusive?
In what ways can an individual contribute to the promotion of
peace?
How can conflicts be resolved among people of different
cultural backgrounds?

Intended
Learning
Outcome

Suggested
Teaching/Learnin
g Activities
(TLAs)

Assessment Tasks
(ATs)

Determine the
importance of
altruism in
achieving inner
peace by writing
a prayer in
response to the
prayer of St.
Francis

Prayer in response
to the prayer of St.
Francis

Recitation of a prayer

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Demonstrate
understanding
of the conflict
between
Christians and
Muslims as
symbolized by
Gurion and
Kulthum

Man as envoy
of peace in
“In Response
to the
Question:
Where Did
Peace Begin?”
by
Ronny Someck

Interpreting
symbolisms
in the poem

Compare and
contrast the
ideas on peace
represented by
Gurion and
Kulthum by
writing a critical
paper

Critical Paper on
Gurion’s and
Kulthum’s ideas on
peace

Rubric for a critical
paper

Demonstrate
understanding
of the
universality of
God and peace
by creating a
comparison and
contrast matrix
on the tenets of
Islam

The concept of
God and Peace
in
“You were
Brave in that
Holy War”
by
Hafiz

Presenting
information
using a
graphic
organizer

Explain the ideas
on the different
tenets of Islam
and on God and
peace by
constructing a
comparison and
contrast matrix

ComparisonClass presentation
contrast matrix on
the ideas about God
and peace

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Demonstrate
understanding
of the concerns
of living in a
global
community

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Demonstrate
understanding
of the peace
making process
through an
analysis of the
author’s and
the UN’s
worldview

Bridging
cultural
differences in
“Strangers in a
Small World”
by
Pico Iyer

Unity as key to
peace in

Arguing
standpoints

Asking for
information

“A Brave and Analyzing
Startling Truth” viewpoints
by
Maya Angelou

Explain the pros
Debate on living in
and cons of
a global community
space or distance
among people as
key to
coexistence in a
global
community
through a debate

Determine the
viewpoints of
Maya Angelou
and the UN on
the peace
making process
through a panel
discussion

Argumentative essay

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Panel discussion on nterview with an
Maya Angelou’s and advocate of peace
the UN’s ideas on
peace

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