11.2 The student will examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and behaviors.

11.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative

11.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture

11.6 The student will write in a variety of forms, with an emphasis on persuasion

We will begin reading the novel Hiroshima by John Hersey. This book is an account of six survivors of the atomic bomb drop on August 6th, 1945 and how their lives were changed forever. We will spend a day researching the causes and effects of the atomic bomb as well as discussing the moral implications and decision making process that President Truman went through.  Daily tasks will include:

- Historical discussions

- Orally read and discuss Hiroshima

- Complete chapter comprehension questions

- Review and apply grade level literary terms in able to accurately interpret and predict the plot lines and dynamic character changes

- Update character logs