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Expository Essay. Unit Unsung Heroes. Journal Response. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. Nelson Mandela - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Expository EssayUnitUnsung Heroes

  • Journal ResponseThere were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. Nelson Mandela

    Read the quote above and make a connection between that quote and the memoir, Night. Your response should include specific examples from the story. (1 paragraph)

  • Essential Question:

    How can we effectively use expository writing to explain the leadership qualities reflected in the lives of Nelson Mandela & Elie Wiesel?

  • Pair & ShareOn your white board paddle, brainstorm ideas and/or adjectives that answer the question

    What makes a good leader?

  • Leaders Lead The WayWhat Qualities Make a Good Leader?

    Put a next to any leadership quality that you feel represents Elie Wiesel

  • Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa.

    He fought against a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights.

    He served a good portion of his life in prison for his protests, but became a symbol for his people.

    Later he would become president of South Africa. (1994)

  • Lessons in Life

    7 Things We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

  • Lessons in LifeHave Faith In JusticeCourage Is Triumph Over FearWith Hard Work Comes ProgressTake Pride Over Your ConvictionsShow Compassion To EveryoneBe HumbleLeave The Past In The Past & But Do Not Hesitate To Lean From It & Apply Those Lessons To Your Current Life

  • Add It Up.Lets revisit our original leadership qualities list

    Circle all qualities that represent Mandela

    Lets Revise Our List To Add More Qualities After The Biography Notes & Video Clip

  • Expository EssayWhat is expository writing????

    Expository writing is a type of writing that is used to explain, describe, give information, or inform.

    Watch video http://www.edutopia.org/blog/interactive-rubrics-assessment-for-learning-michelle-lampinen

  • Annddd Your Topic Is.In some ways Nelson Mandela & Elie Wiesel share similar characteristics regarding not only leadership, but also as heroes.

    Look over and analyze Mandelas life lessons. Choose 3 of the 7 lessons and relate them to the life and experiences of Elie Wiesel as portrayed in his memoir, Night.

  • Your Pre-Writing AssignmentLook over Nelson Mandelas list: Life Lessons

    Choose 3 of the 7 lessons

    Think about how these lessons can relate to Elies experiences in his memoir, Night.

    Look at the Thesis Skeleton that I provided for you (handout)

    Complete the skeleton by plugging in your own selected information

    Choose a paint cardWrite your thesis on the top colorWrite life lesson #1 in the second color blockWrite life lesson #2 in the third color blockWrite life lesson #3 in the fourth color block

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela is often viewed as a world leader and a courageous hero. During his daily endeavors, Mandela exercised 7 life essentials and he shared these ideals with those around him. Mandelas life lessons _____ , ____ and _____, are also evident in Elie Wiesel's life and experiences as portrayed in his memoir, Night.

  • Your Essay MustHave a strong Intro Have 3 life lessons (Mandela)Relate these lessons to Wiesel & Night using strong details and textual evidence (in text citations)Include a strong closing (restate your thesis/claim)Have a Works Cited Page

  • HeadingNameELA 9Expository Essay__, October, 2014

    Size 12 fontTimes New RomanDouble SpacedPage #s (Kerr1 etc)Works Cited Page

  • Guidelines for Citations

    Document Specific Research FactsDocument any unusual or questionable factsDo not document common knowledge facts

    WHEN IN DOUBT Document and Cite the Source

  • In Text CitationsUse if you know the following:

    Name of the Author & Page #: (Authors Last Name and Page #) Ex. (Smith 10)

  • Works Cited PageThe following examples are based on the currently accepted guidelines found in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

    Alphabetize by the Authors last name

    If the Author is unknown, by the Title

    Double-Space the entire list of works cited

  • Works Cited PagePrint SourcesA Book by a Single Author

    Wilson, Frank R. The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain. New York:

    Pantheon, 1998.

  • Essay Due Date??

    Thursday, October 23, 2014&It counts as a TEST grade!



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