Unit 1   Short Stories September 2016

 

The Sniper  by Liam O'Flaherty

Day 1:  "The Sniper" 


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Day 2:  Historic Background Research


The Irish Civil War & The Irish War for Independence


...umm...did you even  know Ireland HAD a Civil War/War for Independance?  ...sound familiar? 

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1. During what time period did the Irish Civil War and the Irish War for Independence occur?
2. What event happened at the Four Courts?
3. Who were the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)?
4.Who were the Irish Republican Army (IRA)?
5. Who were the Irish Free Staters? (Free State)
6. Who is Michael Collins?
7. What was Bloody Sunday?
8. What treaty led to the fighting in the Irish Civil War?
9. What was England’s role in the treaty?
10. What is the 1916 Easter Rising?
11. Who are the “Black and Tans”?
12. How many countries/territories does England (Great Britain) govern?


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dublin, ireland
 

The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson

What is evil?  


What does it look like? 


Do we all possess some level or form?  


Are we all capable of evil acts?  


Does it really exist? Or is it all in our minds...

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The Possibility of Evil (Full Text)


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The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst

 
The Scarlet Ibis  (full Text) by James Hurst
The Scarlet Ibis (Full Text) by James Hurst (Español)

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The Theme of Pride is confusing. We are supposed to take pride in the way we look and act. But, we're not supposed to be so proud that we look down at others, or refuse to do things that need to be done. Similarly, "The Scarlet Ibis" shows that it's nice to be proud of people we care about, but pride can be harmful to them if we push them into doing things that are not in their best interest. The story explores a variety of facets of pride from the perspective of Brother, a young man whose pride becomes a destructive force in his life. In his case, pride is closely linked with shame and embarrassment over his younger brother's physical limitations. This very normal emotion has tragic results, the memory of which will keep Brother on the alert for pride for the rest of his life.


Text Based Evidence of the Narrator's/Brother's excessive pride:


"I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death. "


"They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother."


"I should have already admitted defeat but my pride wouldn't let me."


"They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother."



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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game (full text)



Game?  What kind of Game? 


How Many Ways Can This Title Be Interpreted? 



What DOES it mean??!!



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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

 

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The Gift of the Magi  by O.Henry

                                         Turn of the Century Greenwich Village, New York 

The Gift of the Magi (full text) 


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recording was part of a special Holiday album of Christmas stories. 



 

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

 
Everest WebQuest --"Into Thin Air"
THE BEST WAY TO TRULY APPRECIATE THE ENORMITY OF MT. EVEREST IS TO SEE FOR YOURSELF!  YOU ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE TOP OF THE WORLD.  USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS ON WEBQUEST HANDOUT.  REMEMBER, FACTS ARE FACTS, BUT IF YOU SHOULD FIND INFORMATION THAT IS NOTEWORTHY OR EVEN OUTRAGEOUS----JOT IT DOWN ON THE BACK OF THE HANDOUT AND SHARE IT!! 

Listen up...Everest is a vast, cold, heartless frontier.  The mountain has no mercy.  The tales of success, joy, friendship, pain, failure, suffering, death, and dispair are ENDLESS.  The more you know...the more you will want to know.  Let Everest suck you into its mysterious and ominous vortex of suspence and disbelief.



















Finding George Mallory who went missing in 1924...VIDEO
Avalanche at Base Camp...VIDEO
Hillary Step and Summit...VIDEO
Short Video of Hillary Step---Good view of rock formation and how it JUTS OUT!......VIDEO
Southeast Ridge, Hillary Step and Knife Edge...VIDEO
No sound, but great shots of the Souteast Ridge, Hillary Step, and the summit...VIDEO
The ONLY DOCTOR on Everest in 1996 speaks out...VIDEO
A Documentary in TWO Parts :
Doctors in the Death Zone Part 1...VIDEO
Doctors in the Death Zone Part 2...VIDEO

The Man Who Skied Down Everest (The Lhotse Face is the only smooth surface where this can be done)...
Part 1 "Getting Ready" ......Video.........
Part II "Going for It"...VIDEO   

NOTE:The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mt. Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley. Miura skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse. This is an incredibly stupid stunt as there is no sure way to stop, not to mention the Sherpas and rescue team put their lives at risk for this.

Into Thin Air Vocabulary



Into Thin Air Persuasive Essay

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