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12 Angry Men Lesson Plan

Instructor: Josh Corbat

Josh has taught Earth Science and Physical Science at the High School level and holds a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

With this lesson plan, introduce students to the themes and societal attitudes found in 'Twelve Angry Men' by Reginald Rose. Students will discuss the book's attitudes and themes, and integrate them into an autobiographical piece of writing.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify and explain the societal attitudes and themes found in Twelve Angry Men
  • synthesize attitudes and themes found in Twelve Angry Men in an autobiographical piece of writing

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.2

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.C

Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).

Instructions

NOTE: This lesson plan is designed for use in a class that has read the book Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose.

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