This lesson introduces a thematic concept students will study throughout Unit 2: the “invisibility” of captives during WWII. Invisibility will be defined in two ways: isolation from the outside world and dehumanization or loss of dignity. In this lesson, students study one aspect of invisibility: isolation from the outside world. This understanding will link back to one of the module’s guiding questions: “How does war affect individuals and societies?”
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 3A, Unit 2, Lesson 2.
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