Hiroshima: A lesson series for High School English
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Hiroshima: A lesson series for High School English

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Estimated Work Load 7-9 hours
For this lesson you will need
  • PDF Hiroshima  downloadable file. 
  • Internet connection
  • Access to MS Teams,Zoom or Skype for interviews
  • Access to Lessonup 
Plan your time over a period of two weeks. 

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Before you begin keep in mind

formative assessment - is FOR learning and no grade is given
summative assessment - is OF learning and a grade is given

Be able to distinguish between these two for this module. 

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Begin with the end in Mind
Formative assessment - proof that you have followed the program. Your teacher will view your progress. You must also upload several files to Magister. Ensure you save your work. 
Summative assessment - a pastiche entitled A day in the life of  Haarlemmermeerlyceum Students.
(remember due today does not mean do today)

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Open a new document in WORD
Call the file  Vocab<your name>.docx. The file will eventually be uploaded to Magister.  
Plagiarism check will be carried out. 

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Look these words up and find out what they all have in common.

Add these together with a short explanation (25 words)  to your Word.document file 

  • 18 kt      
  • 60 kg     
  • 235    
  • 160,000   
  • B-29     
  • Paul Tibbet      
  • Enola Gay      
  • Little Boy      

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Watch the following video about Hiroshima
(15 minutes)

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Go to this site and read the information on the author John Hersey
Either paste https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hersey
into your brouwser or click on the link on the next slide

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In your own words, describe how Hersey came to write "Hiroshima"

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From this site you can also click to New Journalism and Storytelling. Give a short synopsis of these concepts.

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Time to start reading
Download Hiroshima here.

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Read the first chapter entitled
A Noiseless Flash

Then answer the questions on the following slides.

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How many main characters are there in the narrative? List their names and tell something about them.

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Read Chapter 2
Pay particular attention to the words Hersey uses and the images they create in your imagination.  

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What do you think the author's attitude is to the events he describes?What makes you think that?

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Read the Third Chapter

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Questions on Language
Using different coloured highlights mark up the pdf text as required. Ensure you save this PDF under your own name. The pdf will eventually be delivered with the other components via Magister. 
(bestand - opslaan als - bestandsnaam Hiroshima your name)

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Select any page and highlight the adjectives. What can you say about the adjectives used?

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Select another page. Highlight all the verbs. What can you say about the author's choice of verbs.

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Questions on Writing Style
Answer the following questions using full sentences, providing evidence when possible. 

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Choose any three pages. How many lines does Hersey spend on each character?

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The text is rich in imagery. Find several examples and add them below, with an explanation for each one.

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Find at least FIVE examples of metaphors and or similes, list and explain them.

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Find any page with a powerful or emotional event on it (but not page 1) and examine the sentence structure.

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Does he write mostly short simple sentences or long complex ones. Why?

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Describe the author's overall writing style. Use examples from the text.

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Describe how the narrator talks about the events. Is it emotional? Give examples.

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Can you see any emotion shown in the text? How?

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Vocabulary Building
The following instructions must be completed in your separate WORD document. Ensure you save your work regularily. 

Plagiarism checking will be performed. 

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Word File
  1. Write original sentences that show you understand the meaning, using the words on pg 30 (pdf). 
  2. Select 20 of the  bold and underlined words in the text. Write your own sentence using them correctly showing you know the meaning of the word. .
  3. Write down 10 other words from this piece that were new to you. Note the page number and write an original sentence showing you know the meaning of the word.

Use Google Dictionary to help you with the meanings of the words. 

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The Summative Assessment
(for this assessment you will receive a grade)

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Your assignment is to write a pastiche of Hiroshima called “A day in the life of the 
Haarlemmermeer Lyceum”.
A pastiche is an imitation of another work, which copies all aspects of the work except one. 
It is the opposite of a parody, for two major reasons: 
1.A parody is meant to be humorous by making fun of something, by exaggerating one or more aspects of the original. 
2.A pastiche may or may not be humorous; it tries to imitate as closely as possible the original, maintaining the elements it does not change, while changing only one or two things.

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A parody makes fun of the original

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A pastiche pays tribute to the original

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What exactly do I have to do? 
Your task is to record “a day in the life of the Haarlemmermeer Lyceum” in exactly the same style as John Hersey does in Hiroshima, mimicking his writing style and use of language. In particular, the way he intertwines the stories of the different people, following a chronological order and telling what people are doing at each time, rather than first telling one person‟s entire story, then the other's. To do this, you must interview 4 students, each student in a different year, (2 lower form and two upper form and one teacher/staff member, about their day, from the time they woke up until the end of that day.

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Interviews should be live, via video (Teams, Skype, Whatsapp video, etc.) as this goes faster.  The interviews should be about the same day, but if this is not practical, write it up as if it is. Interview people about the day before the interview, so things are fairly fresh. The day should be a school day. Form groups of four to interview a teacher.  Your English teacher will help you to find a teacher to interview. 
Each one of the 4 students should be in a different year.  You may interview a classmate.  You may interview your own brother or sister, but you may not interview a classmate and their brother or sister.    

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Writing up the day
Remember to mimick Hersey's way of writing. Use time to decide when to switch to another person and when to come back, so that we get to see what people were doing at the same time. It doesn't always have to be balanced. At 11:00 you may have a lot to say for one person, but not so much for another. As long as it balances out in the end, it doesn't matter. The important thing is to make it sound like Hersey.  

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There is no maximum length, but there is a minimum length of 800 words.  If you have written 800 words and you have only reached up to 12:00, you can end your piece there, providing you feel your piece accurately copies Hersey and gives a good view of what your 5 people were doing in the morning, that there are switches back and forth between them.  You do not have to use all the information or go up until bedtime, but you should begin and end for everyone at around the same time.  

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  • Submit your final document to Magister in PDF format, using Arial, Calibri or Verdana fonts, size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. 
  • Your piece will be checked in Magister for plagiarism and collusion. 
  • DUE DATE IS : May 27th 17:00 (Due today is not do today)

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Before you start writing check the grading rubric on the next slide. This will help you to understand what your teacher expects. 

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A: Register
The story has captured Hersey's style and register excellently
The story has essentially captured Hersey's style and register
The story shows good efforts in capturing Hersey's style
The student has attempted to capture the style of Hersey's piece
No effort in capturing Hersey's style has been attempted
B: Proper paragraphing
Paragraph topics and transitions support the development of the plotline.
Paragraphs are consistently well-organized and well chosen.
Paragraphs are usually well-organized and well chosen.
An attempt has been made to organize the text into logical paragraphs
No effort in organizing the piece into paragraphs has been attempted
C: Coherency and overall organization
The story shows rising action, climax and denouement
The story flows smoothly and engages the reader.
Parts of the story flow and engage the reader
An attempt to be coherent has been made
No effort to be coherent is visible
D: Language
The story shows excellent use of varied vocabulary and sentence structure and is absolutely free from error
The story is well-written, varied in style and vocabulary and essentially free from error
The story shows good efforts at an academic style and vocabulary, and does not have many errors
An attempt has been made to write correctly.
Little effort has been paid to accuracy

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Final Check
Ensure you have uploaded the following documents to Magister Opdrachten:
1. Copy of the PDF file saved under your name with your highlights
2. Word document with the vocabulary excercises. Saved under your name. 
3. Pastiche - A day in the life of ...

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