Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided”

Report
Monday, November 28
 Today’s
Agenda:
 * Pass out HW Packet #10 Form for Week of 11/28-12/2
 1. B.R. – Copy Vocabulary Words
 2. Read “A Country Divided” pp. 232-235 & “Lives in the
Crossfire” pp. 236-237
 3. Complete Reading Check Questions for both stories
 4. Chart: Categorize & Contrast Sources Chart – p. 231
 5. Read LOTF
 HW: 1) Vocabulary Circle Maps due Tuesday (11/29)

2) Chart: Categorize & Contrast Sources

3) Reading Check Questions
Take out a sheet of paper and title:
Bellringer: Week of 11/28 – 12/2
 Copy
the vocabulary words along with
part of speech and definitions on page
231 of your textbook
Vocabulary Words
 1.
Intolerance (n.) – prejudice; hostility to other
groups
 2. negotiations (n.) – discussions aimed at reaching
an agreement
 3. designate (v.) – point out; indicate
 4. absorb (v.) – take in
 5. reunification (n.) – joining together of things that
had been divided
 6. divergent (adj.) – separate; going in different
directions
 7. coerced (v.) – forced
 8. abhor (v.) – hate
 9. optimist (n.) – person who is always hopeful
 10. condone (v.) – overlook or excuse an offense
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”

1. Intolerance (n.) – prejudice; hostility to other groups
 Example:
The regime’s intolerance to a new
government creates violent uprising in the country.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”

2. negotiations (n.) – discussions aimed at reaching an
agreement
 Example:
The government and the people of Egypt
could not reach a negotiation for a reform in the country.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 3.
designate (v.) – point out; indicate
 Example: Mrs. Lee designates Gabriel as the assignment
collector.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 4.
absorb (v.) – take in
 Example: Children in Egypt have not absorbed the
dramatic changes that their country is currently
experiencing.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 5.
reunification (n.) – joining together of things that had
been divided
 Example: Songsam hopes that reunification would be
possible for North and South Korea.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 6.
divergent (adj.) – separate; going in different
directions
 Example: However, it is clearly obvious that both North
and South Korea have divergent political views.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 7.
coerced (v.) – forced
 Example: A confession was coerced from the suspect by
police.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 8.
abhor (v.) – hate
 Example: Mrs. Lee abhors the way people leave their
trash at the picnic sites in the park.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 9.
optimist (n.) – person who is always hopeful
 Example: An optimist looks at the glass have full.
Vocabulary Words: “A Country Divided” &
“Peace Isn’t Possible”
 10.
condone (v.) – overlook or excuse an offense
 Example: He is too quick to condone his friend's faults
Read “A Country Divided”
Turn to Page 232 of your textbook and let’s begin
reading the article.
Take out a sheet of paper and title:
Reading Check Questions
 From
“A Country Divided”:
 Page 232 (First Paragraph)
 1. Is this text a primary source or a secondary
source? How can you tell?
 Page 232 (Fourth Paragraph)
 2. What purpose do you think the author has for
providing these facts?
 Page 232 (Fifth Paragraph)
 3. What other words do you know that are related
to the word rebellions?
Take out a sheet of paper and title:
Reading Check Questions
 From
“A Country Divided”:
 4. Why do you think this organization continues to
call itself Sinn Fein today, even though very few Irish
people speak the old Irish language?
 Page 233 (Paragraph 7)
 5. Does this author present a range of opinions on
the issue of Irish independence? Explain.
Take out a sheet of paper and title:
Reading Check Questions
 From
“Lives in the Crossfire”:
 1. Is this passage a primary source or a secondary
source? How can you tell? (p. 236)
 Primary. A resident of Northern Ireland uses the
pronoun “I” to give an eyewitness account of what
it is like to live amid the violence of Northern Ireland.
 2. Why do you think this author included primary
sources in her book about Northern Ireland? (p. 236)
Take out a sheet of paper and title:
Reading Check Questions
 From
“Lives in the Crossfire”:
 3. Is the remainder of the selection a primary
source or a secondary source? Why does the
author emphasize the physical separation of
Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland? (p.
236)
 4. What facts does the author include at the end of
the selection to summarize the effects of the war in
Northern Ireland? (p. 237)
 5. How does the focus of this selection differ from
that of “A Country Divided”?
Take out a sheet of paper and title:
Chart: Categorize & Contrast Sources
Title
“A Country
Divided”
“Lives in the
Crossfire”
“Internment”
“Peace Isn’t
Possible”
Primary or
Secondary
Source?
Secondary
Primary &
Secondary
Author’s Purpose
To tell how Ireland
came to be divided
To show how the division
influences life in Northern
Ireland
How is it the same
as or different from
other selections?
Others do not
give history
It is about the
lives of people
today

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