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The Sixties Unit January 23, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — jdefors @ 1:37 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We wanted to inform you that we will be officially kicking off our 1960’s unit this week. This unit will extend throughout both Language Arts and Reading, as it provides a rich application of skills found in both subject areas. The final product will be in the form of speech or debate.

As a quick overview, we will spend next week learning and discussing many of the critical events that took place in this decade. Students will then learn about the speech itself, and have the opportunity to rank their choices for topics. On Friday, January 27th, topics will be assigned. At this time, we will also address the requirements and expectations. The following week will then be devoted to research.

Here is a DETAILED timeline  of this unit, so you can effectively follow along with our 1960’s study. As you will see, the grade value of this project is hefty, so it is imperative your child use their time wisely.

We are extremely excited about this unit, and are certain your children will enjoy it as well! Be sure to check in with them at the end of the week to see what their debate role/speech topic is!

Thank you,

Joy DeFors and Kristy Mixon


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