Class Agenda #9 – Trouble in the Ukraine cont…


Based on the Reading, what is the meaning of the words-“portrays,” “authoritarian,” and “conveys” 

This is probably the version you’re more familiar with. It portrays the crisis as pro-democracy, pro-European protesters challenging an increasingly corrupt and authoritarian government. This story is much easier to understand (that doesn’t make it wrong, of course), particularly if you don’t happen to have a lot of background knowledge about Ukraine, which most people don’t. It conveys the crisis in human, relatable terms. This narrative is most favored by activists, both within Ukraine and abroad, and by Western conflict journalists covering the protests.


  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Modern Revolution- Case Study- The Ukraine

Mini-Lesson- Cornell Notes on Video

Ukraine Conflict Explained

Class Work- To be completed by Wednesday

Round 1- The skill you’re using is called Skimming. (THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED)

Find at least 10 words that are new to you, or that are impressive to you:

  • Copy the word in your notebook.
  • Identify the root word, if applicable. Define in the word. Write if it’s a Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc…
  • Evaluate how the word is being used. What is the context?
    • EXAMPLE-
    • Word- Simultaneously – root- Simultaneous
    • Definition- to do at the same time.
    • Context- the story talks about two possible reasons for the demonstrations, and that it’s possible for both to be the reason at the same time.

Round 2- Skill you’re using is close reading (SHOULD BE STARTED IN CLASS ON TUESDAY)

  • Set up Cornell Notes for each of the readings.
  • As you read, fill in your Cornell Notes.
  • You should summarize at the end of each break in your reading.

Exit Ticket- Make sure your work is shared with Mr. B

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