Objective: I can connect my cultural and historical understanding of Afghanistan and A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Kite Runner to what is currently happening from Syria to Afghanistan by showing my understanding on a map of Asia. Agenda:
Entry Task: Create a group of 5 and get out your cultural and historical notes on Afghanistan.
Highlight in your notes anything you notice that we have already discussed
Take new notes on what you learn that connects to the book you read and/or what is happening today.
In your groups, take 5 min. to review what we have learned about Afghanistan and its major players. Be prepared to share one important insight you did not know before you came to this class.
In your groups, select one of the six articles provided. Take 7-10 min. and read/annotate your article, highlighting on the map any places discussed.
Annotate for ANY connections you make between your historical or cultural notes in your notebook from class and your reading of A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Kite Runner. Be sure to take your time in reading, so that you can explain what you learned to your group.
Share out your article information with your group, making highlights/notes on your map to connect what we know to what is currently happening.
Each group needs to share their insights for the class map (below)--continue to add notes to your own as we do.
Exit Task: Finish by individually writing a paragraph about the connections between the time we are reading about and today and what you are still wondering about.
Optional Assignment: Research your question(s), read and annotate the information you find, write a paragraph summarizing how it answered your question(s), and turn in for up to 10 assessment points.