Follow the Leader
• Did the teachings of Martin Luther King change the world for the better?
• Curriculum standards
1. Write a variety of expository texts which include a thesis in the introduction, supporting details in the body, and transition words throughout leading to the conclusion. Additionally, writing will include information from primary and secondary sources that has been quoted, paraphrased.
2. Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals.
3. Write a narrative which explores experiences and events, using language in natural, fresh and vivid ways to establish a specific tone.
4. Write responses to literature or texts to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the significant ideas in words or passages; analyze the imagery language, universal themes, and unique aspects of the text; supporting important ideas and view points through accurate and detailed references to texts.
1. Read various types of authentic texts in order to interpret, extract information, identify literary elements and techniques, make judgments, form conclusions, and establish global relationships through analysis and critical thinking.
2. Participate in interdisciplinary projects requiring the integration of language skills with academic areas.
3. Apply reading strategies such as skimming, scanning, and summarizing in order to better understand the text.
• Expected outcomes
1. To communicate in different situations producing comprehensible written texts.
2. To solicit, give and exchange information understanding the purpose and message in various situations.
3. To learn writing techniques that can be applied in academic and personal setting.
4. To understand the importance of the written word in self-expression.
1. To comprehend authentic literary and expository texts of various lengths.
2. To skim and scan for meaning of authentic texts for various communicative purposes.
3. To draw conclusions and find relationships that aid in the interpretation of the text.
4. To develop a positive attitude towards reading, respect for diverse cultures, and motivation to further promote reading in English.
1. To respect and value differing beliefs, ideas and opinions; to view dialogue as a platform for conflict-resolution and an approximation to the truth.
2. To promote motivation and a quest for knowledge; to search for, select and use relevant information.
• Required resources:
-Primary source information (survey, interview, or letter)
• This project will make people think about discrimination.
TERESITAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
MARIA JESUSVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
PAULINAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
19 & under
Jacinda ForsterVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
History & Government
Our team worked together all the time because each one has different and useful things to give to the group. Paulina knows a lot of English, she has a broad vocabulary in English, also she writes very well and has a lot of good ideas. Her great ideas helped us to start with something. Teresita is very inspired. She starts writing and nobody can stop her. When she writes, she doesn’t need a lot of information, only a little time to think. Maria Jesus is organized, she can put the group to work, without falling in slack, and she also can help the others in what they can do, find and work.
Our group didn't have much diversity in these aspects; however, our different talents and personalities let us explore Martin Luther King in his different qualities. Each of us investigated a different part of his life and works, giving it a personal touch. We believe this is a fundamental part in our work, because it makes it more complete and objective. We were able to discuss our different topics, writing them in a way that expressed the opinions of us all, but in the words of the person in charge of that specific area. In that way our diversity of opinion enriched our investigation.