Unit VII: War Abroad and Conflict at Home

Unit VII:
War Abroad and Conflict at Home
1. Review the Historical background and timeline for Unit VI (Modern Age).
 Timeline pgs. 914 - 915
 Historical Background pgs. 916 – 918, 992 - 994
2. Read about Unit VI: War Abroad and Conflict at Home
 Timeline pgs. 1070 – 1071
 Historical Background pgs. 1072 – 1074 and pgs. 1132 - 1134
3. Notes page
 Read the background pages in small groups
 Complete the notes pages in small groups
 Share as whole group
Nonfiction reading for Unit VI
4. Review tone and mood.
5. Discuss audience and purpose as it relates to nonfiction essays.
6. Ask students what they know about World War II. Write down major timeline events—
including Pearl Harbor and the A-Bomb.
7. Read “Why Soldiers Won’t Talk” on pages 1090 – 1092 and about Steinbeck on page 1094.
8. Complete the tone activity and discuss.
9. Why do some soldiers choose to forget? Do you agree this is effective coping mechanism?
Talk about soldiers you know who have experienced war.
10. Watch the short Pearl Harbor videos below. Ask students to listen for “loaded words” that
establish tone. What is the tone and why? What audience and purpose did these videos
serve? Do you think it was effective?
Fiction reading for Unit VI
11. Read “Letter from Paradise, 21 N., 157 52’ W.” on pages 1095 – 1098, 1102
12. Complete the mood activity and discuss.
Review Point of View.
What are the different Points of View? Read handout entitled “Author’s Point of View.”
When might authors use one over another? Which is most common? Easiest or most
difficult to understand? Most personal?
13. Students will read three short stories from different points of view. Read about the
background and author first. Then, as they read, complete the Point of View worksheet for
each. Discuss stories when finished.
“The Yellow Wallpaper” pgs. 765 – 781 (audio)
“The Man Who Was Almost a Man” pgs. 1045 – 1056 (video performance)
“Armistice” pgs. 1076 - 1082
14. Finally, ask students to complete a chart similar to the one found at
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each point of view? When might one be
more appropriate than another?
Review chart.
Unit VII: War Abroad and Conflict at Home
Part I: Remembering the Wars
Pages to read
and note:
Timeline pgs. 1070 – 1071
Historical Background
pgs. 1072 – 1074
Part II: Integration and
Historical Background
pgs. 1132 - 1134