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Unit Rationale Students realize that it takes only one person to make a difference in the lives of others. In this unit students will continue to recognize famous Americans who have worked successfully to improve the lives of other Americans in the United States. Virginia history SOL 2.11 states that students will be able to identify six different individuals as Americans whose contributions improved the lives of others. In this unit students will focus solely on the contributions of Martin Lither King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson. Each day in this 5-day unit students will learn more and more about how these three African Americans helped shaped the society that we live in today.
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Unformatted text preview: Throughout the unit students will be challenged to think of what life may have been like before these Americans changed history. Students will create multiple different pieces of work where they are to incorporate prior knowledge and what has been taught throughout the week to compare and contrast the lives of these individuals. Students will also get the chance to show their creative side when asked to write their own “I have a Dream” speech and an acrostic poem on a famous American figure. Since February is African American History month this unit will be very timely....
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course ENGL 241 taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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