Morality & Night

Welcome to the home page for our unit on Night by Elie Wiesel. Through this unit, we will examine the impact the historical context has on a text and the moral decisions a person must make in difficult circumstances. 
             
Follow the links to complete the activities in this unit:
                          
1. Historical context (Complete these activities first!)

2. Personal Connections (HOMEWORKVisit this page daily!)

3. Vocabulary (Vocabulary quizzes will be given in class each Friday!  Make sure you know these words!)

4. Literary Elements Activities (CLASSWORKVisit this page often!)

5. Morality (Group project)

6. Quizzes (New quizzes will be posted here and emails with due dates emailed to you!)

7. Final Essay (Due one week before the end of the marking period)


Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:
-conduct close readings and analysis of passages from a text

-identify and analyze the use of characterization in a text

-examine how a character changes over the course of a text

-discuss the moral choices a character 
makes in a text

-identify and analyze the use of symbolism in a text

-determine the central idea or theme 
of a text

-examine how evidence from a text supports a claim

-define and use vocabulary from a text

-compose  journal entries examining personal connections to a text

-write informative texts about the historical context of a text

-write an informative essay examining the moral choices of a character, 
citing  evidence from the text


Essential Questions:

-How does a moral decision affect
 a person's life?

-To what extent do individuals have control over their lives? What role does chance, choice, and fate play?

-How does the historical context affect a reader's understanding of a text?

-What is an individual's responsibility 
in the face of atrocity?

-To what extent is an individual 
responsible for the injustice in society? 

 
Useful Links:  

Elie Wiesel's website: Elie Wiesel Foundation 

Night Audiobook Recording: Full text audiobook

Night PDF Full text: Full text