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Sugar&SlaveryQuestions
byPhilipMartin

WarmUp:
1
Readthecaptionunderneaththediagram.
Thinkbacktothepersuasivetechniquesactivity.Connotationis

theemotionalmeaningassociatedwiththewordchoice,authorsoftenchoosewordscarefullyfortheirpurposethishelpstheauthor
persuadetheaudiencebycarefullychoosingwordstoappealtotheaudience'semotions.

Whatwordsaredesignedtobring

emotions?Whichemotionsaremeanttobeevoked?Whatotherwordscouldhavebeenchosentoevokeless
emotion?

2Whatisacuttingofaplantusedfor?Whatdoescultivationmean?

3
Connections3Icananalyzethecultural,demographic,environmental,andpoliticalconsequencesoftheColumbianExchangein
thelate15thand16thcenturies.

ThisparagraphisdescribinghowwhatplantmovedfromtheEasternHemisphereto
theWesternHemisphere.ThisisanexampleofwhattypeofconsequenceoftheColumbianExchange?

4Summarizehowplantationfarmingworksandwhysugarcanewasgrownonplantations.

5
Thinkbacktothepersuasivetechniquesactivity.Theauthormakesageneralization,asweepingstatementaboutawhole
groupbasedononlyoneortwomembersofthatgroup.
Whoistheauthortryingtobiasthereaderagainst?

6a
Thinkbacktothepersuasivetechniquesactivity.Theauthorisusingevidence,thiscanpersuadetheaudienceby
makingthereaderseetheauthorasknowledgeableandtheargumentasmorelogicalorreliable.
Whatfactinthesection
ismostconvincing/interestingtoyou?

6b

Connections3Icananalyzethecultural,demographic,environmental,andpoliticalconsequencesoftheColumbianExchangein
thelate15thand16thcenturies.
TheseparagraphsaredescribinghowpeoplemovedfromtheEasternHemisphereto
theWesternHemisphere.ThisisanexampleofwhattypeofconsequenceoftheColumbianExchange?

7aSummarizetheprocess(steps)ofturningsugarcaneintorumfromstarttofinish.

7b.
Thinkbacktothepersuasivetechniquesactivity.Connotationistheemotionalmeaningassociatedwiththewordchoice.

Persuasiveauthorsoftenchoosewordscarefullyfortheirpurpose.Thishelpstheauthorpersuadetheaudiencebycarefullychoosing
wordstoappealtotheaudience'semotions.
Whatwordsaredesignedtobringemotionsintheseparagraphs?Which

emotionsaremeanttobeevoked?Whatotherwordscouldhavebeenchosentoevokelessemotion?

8
Thinkbacktothepersuasivetechniquesactivity.Repetitionisusingkeyphrasesmultipletimes,isusedtoreinforceanargument
andcanpersuadetheaudiencebyensuringthemessagestaysintheaudience'smind.Theauthorasksaquestionthenstartsall
followingsentenceswithso.
Whatisthepointoftheauthorsuseofrepetitionisthisparagraph?

9
Thinkbacktothepersuasivetechniquesactivity.RhetoricalQuestionsarequestionsthatdonotrequireananswerandareaskedfor
effectonlyandcanpersuadetheaudiencebyencouragingthemtothinkintheauthor'smindset.

Whatisthepointoftheauthors
useofrhetoricalquestionsisthisparagraph?

10
Readingcomprehension:
Whatistheauthorsmessage?Whatishetryingtoconvinceyoutobelieve?

11
Review:Connections1:ICandefineReconquistaandexplainhowitledtoColumbusExplorations.
WhatdidSpain
wantfromColumbussvoyagesthatthenewlydevelopedplantationsprovided?

12
Review:Connections4:IcanplacetheTriangleTradeandgoodsexchangedonamap.
Whatpiecesofthetriangle
tradewerementionedinthereading?

13
Review
:
Connections5:IcancompareandcontrasttheTransAtlanticslavesystemwithothersystemsoflabor.
What
detailsaboutslaveryintheAmericasdidtheauthorinclude?