Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 3

What is the connection between the spread of ideas and the expansion of the sugar trade? Class members continue their reading of Sugar Changed the World and use an analysis tool to identify how key ideas in the chapters are organized and connected.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members continue to update the wall map tracing the movement of sugar across the world
Classroom Considerations
  • The third in a 28 lesson unit, designed to directly address Common Core reading and writing standards for grade 9, is on helping writers develop the skills they need to develop well-crafted arguments supported by strong evidence
  • The unit uses Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos' Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science as a central text
Pros
  • The 12-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions with sample responses, and a template for the Unfolding Analysis Tool
Cons
  • None
Common Core