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World Literature

Class: English 10
Unit Focus: Elie Wiesels Night and The Holocaust
Time Frame: Three Weeks (12 lessons)
Lesson: #11

Objectives:
Students will be able to synthesize information from multiple
sources as they examine a specific topic related to World War II
and the Holocaust. Students will then present their research as a
team.
Students will be able to publish their work on Google Sites and
use digital media (images, videos, music) to enhance their
website.
Common Core Standards:
English Language Arts Standards:
Writing: Grades 9-10:
Production and Distribution of Writing:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and
update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of
technology's capacity to link to other information and to display
information flexibly and dynamically.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to
answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve
a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate;
synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating
understanding of the subject under investigation.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical,
audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to
enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and
to add interest.

Language: Grades 9-10:


Conventions of Standard English:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
History/Social Studies: Grade 9-10:
CA State Standard: World History, Culture, and Geography: The
Modern World:
10.8 Students analyze the causes and consequences of World War II.
5. Analyze the Nazi policy of pursuing racial purity, especially
against the European Jews; its transformation into the Final
Solution; and the Holocaust that resulted in the murder of six
million Jewish civilians.
6. Discuss the human costs of the war, with particular attention
to the civilian and military losses in Russia, Germany, Britain, the
United States, China, and Japan.

ISTE Technology standards:


2. Communication and Collaboration:
Students use digital media and environments to communicate
and work collaboratively including at a distance, to support
individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
Students:
o Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or
others employing a variety of digital environments and
media.
o Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple
audiences using a variety of media and formats
o Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by
engaging with learners of other cultures.
o Contribute to project teams to produce original works or
solve problems
6. Technology Operations and Concepts:
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology
concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
o Understand and use technology systems.

Materials: (digital and non-digital)

Digital
Laptops
Projector
Google Sites
Keynote
Non-digital
Class set of Night
Products:
Google Sites Team Website or Keynote Presentations

Lesson
Opening (5 min)
Greet the class and instruct students to meet briefly
with their teammates to discuss what needs to be
completed. Learners will update their team plan of
action

Final Team Presentations (50 min)


o Students will present their team websites or Keynotes to
the class.
o After each team presentation, the audience will ask
questions about the content and give feedback on the
strengths and weaknesses of the presentation.
o Assess each presentation using the Final Team Project
Rubric.
Closure (5 min)
Give feedback on the presentations and remind
students to study for the final written assessment.
Homework
Study for final written assessment

Final Team Project Rubric


CATEGORY

Content
and
Format

All content
uploaded,
including 6
images, 1 video
clip, and
summary of
historical case
of genocide.
Information is
organized and
website/Keynot
e looks clean
and
professional.

Most content
uploaded,
including 5
images, 1 video
clip, and
summary of
historical case
of genocide.
Information is
organized and
website/Keynot
e looks fairly
professional.

Includes 3 or 4
images, 1
video, and a
brief summary
of historical
case of
genocide.
Information is a
little
unorganized
and
website/Keynot
e does not look
professional.

Is missing some
key content.
Includes less
than 3 images, 1
or no video, and
does not
successfully
summarize
historical case of
genocide.
Information is
unorganized and
looks cluttered.

Digital
Media

Includes 3 or
more clear
images and one
video clip that
serve to
enhance the
content of site.
Video clip is an
appropriate
length (30
seconds)

Includes 3 or
images and one
video clip that
somewhat
enhance the
content of site.
Images are
pixelated.

Includes 2
images and one
video clip.
Images are
pixelated and
video clip is
wrong length
(less than 20
seconds or
more than 1
minute).

Includes less
than 2 images
and one video
clip. Media
doesnt have a
clear connection
to the site.
Images are
pixelated and
video clip is
wrong length
(less than 10
seconds or more
than 2 minutes).

TeamSpelling
and
Grammar

There are no
spelling or
grammatical
errors

There is 1 to 3
spelling or
grammatical
errors.

There are 4 to 7 There are 8 or


spelling or
more spelling or
grammatical
grammatical
errors.
errors.

Eye
Contact

Uses strong eye


contact and
makes contact
throughout the
audience
during
presentation.

Uses eye
contact with
several
audience
members.

Uses eye
contact with
one or two
audience
members.

Does not use


any eye contact
when speaking.

Body
Language

Stands with
good posture,
uses natural
gestures when
speaking to
enhance
presentation.

Stands with
good posture
and uses some
hand gestures
when speaking.

Exhibits poor
posture and
does not use
many gestures.

Slouching or
leaning on wall.
Does not use
gestures or has
hands in
pockets.

Verbal

Speaks clearly
and uses
excellent
volume and
inflection.
Avoids any
verbal static
(uh, um, like,
etc.).

Speaks clearly
and uses good
volume and
inflection. Uses
minimal verbal
static (uh, um,
like, etc.).

Speaking is a
little difficult to
understand and
is low energy.
Says uh, um,
or like
frequently.

Speaking is a
soft and
monotone.
Speech is full of
verbal static (uh,
um, or like).