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  • SL.9-10.4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

Learning Target: Students will collaborate to present the information about circle 8 to their classmates and to learn from the other presenters.


Welcome to CIRCLE 8: FRAUD! We are almost done, y’all!!

So, in circle 8, we see 10 different types of sinners, all variations of fraud, all punished in different ways. You might have noticed the desks are in 10 groups? You’re going to draw a card from my box to be randomly assigned to a group. Your group’s job is to explain who the sinners in your bolgia are, what their sin was, and what their punishment is. Here’s the skinny:

You must include the following information:

  • What are the sinners in your circle called?
  • What is the definition of that word?
  • What is the punishment?
  • How does this show the law of symbolic retribution (the punishment fits the crime)?

You will present this info to the class with your group. You may present in any creative way you like, for example:

  • You may write a rap or song to give your info
  • You may make a poster to present it
  • You may compose a poem to share
  • You may come up with an interactive game
  • ..or really any other creative idea!!

You will have until 11:04 (2nd block) or 2:56 (4th block) to work, then we will present your info during the last 30 minutes of class (that means you need to have approximately 3 minutes of material!).

Good luck!

Differentiation: Readiness (group work); product (any presentation option); learning style (visual, kinesthetic, auditory).

Assessment: Presentations will be assessed.

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