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

11.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of non-fiction texts

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

We will continue reading the novel Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden. This novel recounts the Battle of Mogadishu and how the battle changed infantry tactics of the United States military.  Students will read orally and complete comprehension questions as well as update soldier/regiment experiences each class period.