By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of this unit, students will have interacted with and analyzed literature that is complex, immersive, intellectual, and culturally diverse. Students will incorporate aspects of Critical Race Theory into the scrutiny of said texts, and will therefore have an even higher understanding and appreciation for its significance.
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
This standard is an important one in this curricular unit. We will take close looks at events, actions, and stories, and evaluate whether they contribute to or impact colorblind racism, or the abolition of it.
Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
A main point of this curricular unit is to utilize diverse sources, and to scrutinize what makes purposeful inclusion of them a necessary task. By the end of this lesson unit, students will not only be able to cite important diverse texts, but indeed be able to tell what is the root of what makes them diverse, as opposed to simply part of our regular narrative.