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lesson 12
1 hour

End of Unit Assessment: Fishbowl Discussion, Part 1


The historical content of the Fishbowl discussions builds background knowledge about Unbroken by illuminating why Japan and the United States were at war with each other.

In this lesson and Lesson 13, students are divided into pairs. One student is an expert on the “Day of Infamy” speech and sits in the inside circle during this lesson, while the other is an expert on the “Fourteen-Part Message” and sits behind his/her partner in the outside circle. Each partner performs a specific role, and these roles will be reversed in the next lesson


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 3A, Unit 1, Lesson 12. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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