Rainy Friday


CCRR9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
ELACC9-10RH5 Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis

Learning Target

You will be able to define Imperialism and explain how symbolism is used in imagery and poetry.


Crash Course!

Work Session

Before we get started, someone tell me, what’s going on in this old cartoon?

What is Imperialism?? Anyone have any idea?! Okay well…

Imperialism is forcing one countries rules and power through force or military action.
Ex) British Invasion….anyone remember this from social studies?!

Today we are going to read The White Man’s Burden and we are going to look at how Imperialism affected different people.

1) This T-chart will be due for a grade at the end of class. We are going to go over it together but make sure you are paying attention 🙂

2) Make sure you take out another sheet of paper and write your own answers down. First, let’s read the poem. You guys read it to yourself first, then we I will read it. You always have to read poems over a few times to actually try and understand them. Now, lets try and do the first three questions. You guys try to do them yourself; then we will go over them.
Next, lets look at the two cartoons and try and see whats going on.

If there is still more time, we will pull up other ads online. Go over more pictures and talk about the symbolism in them.

Closing Session:

Exit Ticket:
3 things about Imperialism
2 things about symbolism in a text
1 example from the poem

Assessment: Closing ticket, Student answering from the ad

Differentiation: Students get to read the poem and hear it out loud. I have also included two different activities that you can choose certain students to do. Looking at pictures also helps the visual learners.

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