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Unidad 12.4

Then and Now

4 Semanas

In this unit, the student studies historical texts and current events to analyze and debate issues and to better understand the context at the root of the events. The student reads and writes about societal events and issues in, and affecting Puerto Rico, but also reads about current events in other parts of the world as well. The student examines the issues in various forms—texts, media, and technology. Also, he or she understands and debates cause and effect, writes essays, and participates in debates to demonstrate command of the issues and the English language.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 How does an awareness of current events inform opinions and affect our daily lives?
CD1 Exploration and understanding of current events provides an on-going way for students to examine their own views of society, belief systems, values, and biases.
PE2 What are some of the major ethical/moral controversies in our society?
CD2 The most controversial moral and ethical dilemmas depend on your point of view and are evaluated based on analysis, cause, effect, history, politics, cultural perspective etc.
PE3 How do we as readers and thinkers determine which texts/experts to believe and why?
CD3 Good readers and thinkers evaluate texts, critique ideas and depend on personal knowledge to verify, justify, and clarify their responses/judgments.

T1. The student will leave the class able to use the knowledge of current events to become a more informed citizen, better able to analyze and evaluate arguments, form opinions, debate issues, and stand up for what he/she believes in. The student will read and write informational texts to demonstrate his/her depth of understanding and ability to communicate with accurate and appropriate English. ? ?

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A1. Listen and respond to, synthesize, explain, describe, support, and discuss information; answer and formulate closed and open-ended questions; listen to, classify, and prioritize information.
A2. Critically analyze closed and open-ended questions and answer with increasing knowledge.
A3. Determine two or more main ideas of an informational text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis and be able to provide an objective summary of the text.
A4. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. ?

12.L.1b Listen and interact with peers during class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining and building upon conversations on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.
12.L.1d Listen and respond to synthesize, explain, describe, support, and discuss information; answer and formulate closed and open-ended questions; listen to, classify, and prioritize information.
12.S.2a Listen, discuss, and respond to complex instructions and information during group discussions.
12.S.2c Critically analyze closed and open-ended questions and answer with increasing knowledge.
12.S.5 Apply language choices in different contexts for different purposes and audiences during speech deliverance.
12.S.6 Plan and deliver a variety of oral presentations and reports on social, academic, college, and career topics that present evidence and facts to support ideas using growing understanding of formal and informal registers.
12.R.1 Evaluate, analyze, research/synthesize, and document inferences and conclusions drawn from in-depth critical reading of appropriate texts and viewing of multimedia (when available). Examine ideas, increasingly complex phenomena, processes, genre, and relationships within and across texts. Recognize fact vs. opinion and fiction vs. nonfiction as well as facts/supporting details from the texts.
12.R.2I Determine two or more main ideas of an informational text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
12.R.8 Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal texts, including the application of constitutional principles. This includes, but is not limited to, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing and knowledge of their qualities.
12.R.9I Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century documents of historical and literary significance (e.g. The Declaration of Independence) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
12.W.2 Write college-level essays (e.g., argumentative, expository, compare and contrast, persuasive, and process), research papers, and film reviews with increasing independence and precision using appropriate text organization, expanding vocabulary, selection, organization, and analysis of content.
12.W.4a

Apply knowledge of direct/indirect quotations to strengthen writing.

12.W.7 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
12.LA.1c

Understand the meaning of different verb tenses, modal auxiliaries, and word order in sentences, reported speech, questions, and phrases.

12.LA.1e Identify, analyze, synthesize, and use diverse syntactic and semantic language structures in context.
12.LA.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
12.LA.3a Apply the varied syntax rules for effect, consulting references for guidance as needed.
12.LA.3d Apply knowledge of subjunctive mood.
12.LA.3h Apply knowledge of tag questions and direct/indirect questions.
12.LA.3l Apply knowledge of prepositions and prepositional phrases.
12.LA.4a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
12.L.1

Listen and interact with peers during class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining and building upon conversations on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.