Unit 7

Unit Title: Current Events
Time Frame: 2 weeks

Unit Overview 
During this unit, students will explore
changes brought about by the following
--ethnic cleansing

Essential Learning
Examine the causes and consequences
of genocide, ethnic cleansing, apartheid,
and terrorism.         

Key Concepts
--Determine central idea of primary and
  secondary sources on contemporary topics
--Distinguish between fact, opinion, and reasoned
  judgement relating to contemporary topics
--Read and comprehend text independently
--Write arguments about contemporary topics
--Write explanations of contemporary topics
--Produce clear and coherent writing relating to
  contemporary topics
--Conduct short research about contemporary
  topics to answer a question
--Write routinely about contemporary topics for
  specific audiences
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