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2/1
Maggies Lesson:
Introduction to A
Thousand
Splendid Suns,
history of
Afghanistan up to
9/11/2001

2/2
Maggies Lesson:
Introduction to A
Thousand
Splendid SunsDirected Reading
Thinking Activity,
read first two
chapters aloud in
class

2/3
Introduction to A
Thousand
Splendid SunsJournal
response to
predicting the
novel and more
history to
understand the
novel- Maggie

2/4
Fishbowl
discussion
activity- model
what it looks like
for students and
have discussion
on the reading

2/5
Fishbowl
discussion and
journal
responses to
the reading

HW: Ch. 3-4

HW:Ch. 5-6

HW: Ch. 7-9

2/9
Themes in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns:
Socioeconomic
status and class
structure in
Afghanistan

2/10
Themes in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns:
War and
violence in
Afghanistan and
the Middle East

2/11
Themes in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns:
Patriarchal
societies and
structure

2/12
Reading
Binder Check

HW: Ch. 11-12

HW: Ch. 13-14

HW: Ch. 15

2/8
Introduction to
terminology and
language in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns
and how to use
context clues to
decipher meaning
HW: Ch. 10

Themes in A
Thousand
Splendid
Suns: Sexual
violence and
oppression
against
women
HW: Arrangers
of Marriage
short story

2/15
Natashas lesson

2/16
Natashas lesson

Part 1 of A
Thousand
Splendid Suns
over

Arrangers of
Marriage:
Learning about
arranged
marriages around
the world

Arrangers of
Marriage:
Student-led Class
discussion
related to A
Thousand

2/17
Natashas
lesson:

2/18
Natashas
lesson:

2/19
Natashas
lesson:

Afghan Culture
Webquestscavenger hunt
online about
Afghanistan

Womens Rights
in Afghanistan,
Silent
conversation on
2001
Department of
State report on
women in
Afghanistan

Womens
Rights in
Afghanistan,
Students
watch
Afghanistan:
No Country for
Women
Youtube video

Splendid Suns
HW: Ch. 16-17

HW: Ch. 18-19

HW: Ch. 20-22

HW: Ch. 23-25


HW: Ch. 26

2/22
Part 2 of A
Thousand
Splendid Suns
over
Osama film
viewing- fill out
worksheets as
they view film
HW: Ch. 27-30

2/23
Reading Binder
Check
Osama film
viewing- fill out
worksheets as
they view film

HW: Ch 31-33

2/24
Osama film
discussion and
connection to A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

2/25
-Writing
response on A
Thousand
Splendid Sunshalf-way check
of understanding

HW: Ch. 33-35

HW: Ch. 36-37

2/26
-Group
discussion on
an issue in A
Thousand
Splendid
SunsEducational
opportunities
in Afghanistan

HW: Read
The Thing
Around Your
Neck short
story
2/29
Maggies lessonThe Thing
Around Your
Neck
Discussion and
connection to A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

3/1
The Thing
Around Your
Neck
2nd person
narration
grammar lesson
with Kahoot!

3/2
-Discussion and
clarification of
the plot in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

3/3
-Discussion and
clarification of
the plot in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

HW: Ch 38-39

HW: Ch 40-41

3/4
-Writing
response to
the novel, a
check for
individual
understanding

HW: Ch 42-43
3/7
Characterizationevery groups pick
a character and
completes an indepth analysis
and presentation

3/8
CharacterizationA lesson on how
to do a
presentation
effectively
-Group time to

3/9
Characterization
project workshop
time

3/10
Characterization
project rehearsal
and workshop
time

3/11
Character
analysis group
presentations10 minutes per
group

of that characters work on project


development on
on
3/11
characterization
HW: Ch 44 and
work on project

HW: Ch 45 and
work on project

HW: Ch 46 and
work on project

HW: Ch 47 and
finalize projects

HW: Read
Imitation short
story

3/17
Claudias
Lesson

3/18
Claudias
Lesson

A Thousand
Splendid Suns:
Writing Letters
from Laila to
Mariam after her
death

A Thousand
Splendid
Suns:
Afghanistan in
2015: What
would happen
to Lailas
children?

3/14
Claudias Lesson

3/15
Claudias Lesson

3/16
Claudias Lesson

Part 3 of A
Thousand
Splendid Suns
overImitation short
story: Mistresses
Around the
Worldconnection to
Laila in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

Reading Binder
Check

Themes in A
Thousand
Splendid Suns:
Class Inequality,
simulation
activity

Imitation short
story:
Expectations of
Women within
marriage

HW: Chs. 48-49

HW: Ch. 50
HW: Chs.51 and
afterword
HW: Read
Jumping
Monkey Hill
short story

3/21
Sydnies lesson

3/22
Sydnies lesson

3/23
Sydnies lesson

3/24
Sydnies lesson

Part 4 of A
Thousand
Splendid Suns
over

Jumping Monkey
Hill

Conclusion of A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

Conclusion of A
Thousand
Splendid Suns

Afghanistan, a
book of
photographs to
inspire the
creation of found
poems

Post-Taliban
Afghanistan: Ted
Talk about
Afghan girls
education, BBC
News article,
epilogue activity

3/30

3/31

Jumping Monkey
Hill,
discrimination
against women in
the workplace

3/28

Ted Talk, what is


the danger of a
single story?
Writing activities
related to both
texts

3/29

3/25
Sydnies
lesson
Conclusion of
A Thousand
Splendid
Suns, writing
letters to the
author
Introduction to
project the
final project on
womens
rights in the
United States
4/1

Final project
preparation:

Final project
preparation:

Final project
preparation:

Research on
computers

Research on
computersfinalize the
Weebly websites

Collaboration
day- students
put
presentations
together and
rehearse

Presentation of
final projects- 15
minutes per
group

Presentation
of final
projects- 15
minutes per
group