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lesson 13
1 hour

End of Unit 1 Assessment: Fishbowl Discussion, Part 2


This lesson is the second half of a two-day Fishbowl discussion based on historical documents written to justify war between the United States and Japan during WWII (FDR’s “Day of Infamy” speech and Japan’s “Fourteen-Part Message”).

In this lesson, students continue to work in the same pairs from the previous lesson. The student experts on the “Fourteen-Part Message” sit in the inside circle during this lesson, and the student experts on the “Day of Infamy” speech sit behind their partner in the outside circle.


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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 13. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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