Research Essay

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10th Grade Honors English – World Literature UNIT 1: Differing World Views: Tradition/Culture A. Short Stories: -“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Columbia) p.223 (6 pp.) -“Life is Sweet at Kumansenu” by Abioseh Nicol (West Africa) p. 147 (5 pp.) - “The First Seven Years” (Jewish) by Bernard Malamud p. 120 (6 pp.) - “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov (Russia) p. 210 (6 pp.) B. Didactic Literature: - Didactic Literature: Teaching Lessons p. 924 (1 p.) - “To Everything There Is a Season” Old Testament p. 912 (1 p.) - “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” New Testament p. 916 (2 pp.) -From The Koran p. 925 (1 p.) - from Sayings of Saadi p. 927 (1 p.) -Taoist Anecdotes/from the Tao Te Ching p. 932 (3 pp.) - “The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackel” from the Panchatantra p. 941 (2 pp.) - Zen Parables p. 938 (1 p.) Enrichment/Supplemental: -article about Magical Realism; contrast Realism and Magical realism -“The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez -Short story by Leslie Silko (Native American author) -excerpts from John S. Mbiti, Intro to African Religion -articles on various types of exploitation in world news -Prodigal poems pp. 919-920 -Literature and Philosophy: Confucianism and Taoism pp. 934-935 Unit Essential Question: What does literature teach us about different world views on life? How do we learn about a culture’s religion, traditions, and values through literature? LEQ’s: What is generational conflict? How can tradition and love conflict? Why are personal ethics important? How and why is Man a “social” animal? What is the purpose and importance of myth and religion in a culture? What are some of the similarities among world religions/cultures? What are some of the differences among world religions/cultures? What is theme? How does an author use tone to create style and

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