UNIT ONE: MORAL COURAGE AND RIGHTEOUS ANGERNECESSITIES FOR CHANGE “There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and nonviolence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people.” Nelson Mandela CHUNK #1: NECESSITIES FOR CHANGE “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man cant ride you unless your back is bent.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CHUNK #1: NECESSITIES FOR CHANGE Anchor Quotation: “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” -Mahatma Gandhi DISCUSSION: THE NECESSITY FOR CHANGE We will read, discuss and analyze (SOAPSTone or SIFTT) the necessity for change with the following poems on our iPADS: (I Do) “Alabama Centennial”- Naomi Long Madgett (We Do) “Ain’t I A Woman?” –Sojourner Truth (YOU DO) “Brief Non-Violence Moment”Ramesh TA CHUNK 2: CHANGE THROUGH NONVIOLENCE “I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.” Martin Luther King (I Do) Civil Disobedience- Thoreau (We Do) excerpts from On Nonviolence Resistance- Gandhi (We Do) excerpts from Letters from Birmingham Jail- King (You Do) color coded rhetorical analysis- I Have a Dream-King ( You Do) Quiz (We Do) Antigone Juxtapose treatment of Antigone versus Thoreau and King and how civil disobedience allows for the persecution/ unjust treatment of each individual CHUNK 3: CHANGE THROUGH VIOLENCE “Eat your breakfast heartily for tonight we dine in Hell” King Leonidas ( I Do)“The End of the Beginning” Szymborska (We Do) “War is kind” Crane (You Do) “Grass” Sandburg Use textural evidence to analyze and explain how different aspects of hell are depicted in the war poems. (We Do) Excerpts from the Iliad What key similarities are seen in the war poems and the Iliad that convey their message? What are the most successful elements used from each author? What similarities in audience and purpose are found with in each text? UNIT CULMINATING ASSESSMENT: “THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT IT IS USELESS AND FUTILE TO CONTINUE TALKING ABOUT PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE AGAINST A GOVERNMENT WHOSE ONLY REPLY IS SAVAGE ATTACKS ON AN UNARMED AND DEFENSELESS PEOPLE” NELSON MANDELA Consider the argument presented in the above quotation by Nelson Mandela regarding violence and non violence and respond to the author’s validity based off of the reading conducted in this unit. Students can defend (support) the author’s quote, challenge it (argue against its claim), or qualify it (agree with part and disagree with part) students should use all reading and not simply segment their paper into each separate reading- they should practice (after teaching modeling and practice) using evidence from one book to support another piece of evidence in an effort to blend multiple allusion to text within the same paragraph.