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ELA - Grade 12 - Week Three

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12th Grade ELA

Week 3 April 20-24

Weekly Packet

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • analyze their beliefs regarding technology innovation in order to write a narrative based on their own belief.
  • understand how trade specialization works in different market structures


Lesson 1: Read “Opposing Innovation” by Mike Kubic and answer questions on Common Lit.

Lesson 2: Read “On Various Kinds of Thinking” by James Harvey Robinson and answer questions on Common Lit.

Lesson 3: Create I believe statements: Make a list, or a web, of all the things you believe in. You may focus on culture, nationality, technology, membership in groups, uniqueness, values, etc. Try to create a list of 20-30 beliefs.


Using 2-3 of your I believe statements, write a persuasive essay, a short story, a poem, a song, a letter, a news article, or create a video or sway, explaining why you chose those I believe statements, why you believe them, and provide an example of a time in your life when your beliefs helped you face and conquer an obstacle.

Keep a journal about your experiences with social distancing. Your journal should have at least four entries a week. Each entry should be at least one paragraph.


Belief (noun): an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists; something on accepts as true or real
Innovation (noun): a new method, idea, product, etc.
Dissent (verb): to hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
Adherent (noun): someone who supports a particular part, person, or set of ideas.

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