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Honors Eng 10 Unit 3

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UNIT 3: Migration, Mixture, Transformation, Identity



  • Pygmalion (Shaw)
  • All the Pretty Horses (McCarthy) OR The Bean Trees (Kingsolver) OR The Joy Luck Club (Tan)





  • Why do living creatures migrate and blend with new cultures and environments?
  • How does migration and blending transform a living entity? 
  • Is adaptation necessary for survival?
  • How are individuals defined by their environments (physical, social, and cultural)?   
  • How do movement and mixture cause conflict within the individual?
  •  What are the positive and negative effects of assimilation?
  • In what ways does change require sacrifice?


Week of January 8 (no class on Monday) 


Week of January 14


Week of January 22 (no class on Monday)

  • Tu 01/22/13  continuation of lecture on history of English language (presentation)
  • W/Th 01/23-24/13  completion of lecture on history of English language (presentation); viewing and discussion of Open University's History of English in Ten Minutes video; literature circle discussion 1 (reading due dates and discussion tasks, Edmodo: group code handwl)
  • F 01/25/13  discussion of "From Heofonum to Heavens" (Science magazine 2004); pre-reading activity; reading and analysis/discussion of Pygmalion Act 1; Act 1 vocabulary


Week of January 28


Week of February 4


Week of February 11


Week of February 18 (WINTER BREAK)


Week of February 25


Week of March 4


Week of March 11

  • M 03/11/13 ASSESSMENT 4 DUE (literature circle analysis and personal anecdote connection essay); preparation for Socratic seminar
  • Tu 03/12/13  preparation for Socratic seminar
  • W/Th 03/13-14/13  ASSESSMENT 5 (Socratic seminar group 1 and group 2)
  • F 03/15/13  ASSESSMENT 5 BONUS (instructions)




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