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ISLAND CIVILIZATION
11A Module #2
Introduction to Module,
DAY1
ENTRY EVENT
This module asks you to consider the
“history and future of wilderness and
civilization on planet Earth.”
Essential Question: What will civilization
look like on planet Earth in the distant
future?
Activity1
Agree= +
Read each statement.
Then, in Column I,
write a plus sign if
you agree with the
statement,
a minus sign if you
disagree, or a
question mark if you
are unsure about your
opinion.
For most statements,
there are no right
answers.
I
Disagree= -
Don’t know=?
II
1.
_____ _____
Humans lack foresight.
2.
_____ _____
Future generations will be thankful for the manner in
which we treated the Earth “on our watch.”
3.
_____ _____
In 1,000 years, life will be better for humans than it is
today.
4.
_____ _____
In 1,000 years, the Earth will be a healthier planet than it
is today.
5.
_____ _____
Having a goal is a vital first step to solving problems.
6.
_____ _____
“Wilderness” and “civilization” can coexist in harmony.
7.
_____ _____
Life in modern cities is preferable to the life of huntergatherers, who live off the land.
8.
_____ _____
“Nature” is an oppressed minority that needs to be
liberated.
9.
_____ _____
Civilization is vulnerable and may not last.
10.
_____ _____
Wilderness is vulnerable and may not last.
11.
_____ _____
Human progress should take precedence over the rights
and needs of other species.
12.
_____
_____
Humans in the future will have the ability to control
nature completely.
13.
_____
_____
If humans plan well now, life in the year 3010 will be
better for humans and all other life forms on planet
Earth
Activity 2- Survey the Text
Consider the following excerpts from the
text:
 “The new third millennium we are just entering
affords an excellent opportunity to think big about
the history and future of wilderness and civilization
on planet Earth” (371, par. 1)
 “As a historian I am concerned about how the future
will regard what happened to the planet on our
watch.” (372, par. 1)
Activity 2- Survey the Text
Consider the following excerpts from the
text:
 “What could the human tenure on Earth be like a
thousand years from now—at the start of the
Fourth Millennium? My proposal involves some
really major changes. I expect it to be
controversial.” (372, par. 2)
 “As a starting point, let’s consider wilderness. It’s
a state of mind, a perception, rather than a
geographical reality, and prior to the advent of
herding and agriculture about ten thousand
years before the present, it didn’t exist.” (372,
par. 3)
Activity 3- Reading with the
Grain
• Chart the text
• Highlight sentences that
have key words from
vocabulary cards
• Partner-Pass-Read
paragraphs 1-4
Homework
• Read Chief Seattle’s Speech
– Answer the reading questions
(full sentences with examples
from the text)
– Rhetorical Précis
– Reflection summary
“How does Chief Seattle discuss
wilderness & civilization”?
• Vocabulary Crossword (use
your notecards)
• WHY? By the end of the week,
you will produce an annotated
bibliography about
environmentalism
Homework
• Read excerpt from
“Walden” by Henry David
Thoreau
**Check out an 11th grade
textbook**
– Pages 382- 386 (Don’t go
past the title ‘Solitude’)
– Write a Rhetorical Précis of
Thoreau’s experiences in
nature
– Sentence Pattern 6 practice
DAY 2
Activity 4- Reading with the
Grain
• Chart the text
• Highlight sentences that
have key words from
vocabulary cards
• Partner-Pass-Read
paragraphs 5-8
• When you finish: Complete
a SOAPStone summary of
paragraphs 1-8
SOAPStone Summary
Activity 5: 5 Word Summary
Homework
• Read excerpt from
“Silent Spring” by
Rachel Carson
– Write a Rhetorical Précis of
Carson’s excerpt
– Answer Questions
DAY 3
Activity 6- Loaded
Language
• Read paragraphs 9-14
• Complete Says / Does
• Highlight examples of “loaded language”
– Extreme feelings, either negative or positive
– Words with bias and tone
– Words that are used figuratively to show
opinion
Activity 6- Loaded
Language
• Example:
Activity 6- Loaded
Language
• Make a chart like the one below.
• Find 5 examples of loaded language
– Describe their connotation
– Offer neutral and substitute words
Activity 7: Allusions
Activity 7: Allusions &
References
• Underline all the allusions you can find in
paragraphs 9-14.
• What kinds of allusions does Nash make
in paragraphs 9-14?
• How do these allusions make him more
credible?
• Why does he use these allusions? What
claim is he supporting?
Homework
• Find an article on
the environment.
– Write a Rhetorical
Précis of it
DAY 4
Read para. 15-29
• Complete SAYS / DOES
• Underline the different scenarios that Nash
proposes for the future
Activity 8 – Different Perspectives
Activity 8 – Different Perspectives
Activity 8 – Different Perspectives
Homework
• Write a rhetorical précis
of Nash’s article.
• Focus on covering the
whole article.
DAY 5
Dialectical Journal
Homework
• Create a visual
interpretation of each of
Nash’s 4 scenarios. For
each visual, add one direct
quote from the text that
supports your picture.
• Choose a prompt. Each
prompt is tied to a rhetorical
mode. Write an essay that
answers the prompt.
DAY 5
Activity 9 Quick-write
• “Wilderness and
civilization can co-exist
in harmony.”
• Agree or disagree
• Come up with specific
examples to support
your opinion
Preparing to Write
• Choice of Prompts:
1. Write an argumentative letter to Nash
2. Write an argumentative essay about which
scenario is likely to happen and why
3. Write an argumentative essay that proposes
a scenario of your own
Activity 10: Entering the
Discussion
• Is humanity doomed?
• Is the Earth doomed?
• What will civilization
look like in the future?
• Are humans selfish?
Activity 10:
Activity 10:
Thesis Writing
• Using Sentence Pattern 8
• Using Sentence Pattern 1c
• Using Sentence Pattern 11 and 11a
DAY 6
Timed Write
Revisions to essay & Annotated Bibliography
DAY 6
Annotated Bibliography
• Type your Précis statements into an
annotated bibliography
• Thoreau
• Carson
• Chief Seattle
• Nash
• Article of Choice

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