Language Objective: I will analyze Edward Abbey's "Culture vs. Civilization."
Essential Question: How are Culture and Civilization both opposites as well as interdependent?
1.) Writing Prompt: "Ghosts of the Past" - Write for 10 minutes.
2.) Download your own copy of Edward Abbey's Culture vs. Civilization.
3.) As you are reading along, we will pause after each paragraph so you can write one word you are unfamiliar with and write one question about each paragraph into your GoogleDoc for today.
4.) After reading, go through each paragraph in your group and share your question in your group.
Narrow down your questions to the top four questions in your group.
Now, narrow this down even further and pick (or create) your top question in your group.
Click on this Padlet to hare the top question from your group (use the names of the people in your group as the title).
5.) In your Google Doc, insert a table of two columns (add rows as needed) and contrast what Abbey says about Culture with what he says about Civilization.
Is there any overlap between Culture and Civilization?
6.) Class Venn-Diagram (on the board): Civilization vs. Culture: Where do the two differ and where do they overlap?
7.) Summary/Reflection: How are both Culture and Civilization placeholders in our society? What do they stand for? How do you see them as both different and similar?
In today's GoogleDoc, include the following:
- Questions/Unknown words from Culture vs. Civilization
- Table of Culture vs. Civilization