Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 3, Lesson 1

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Students read and analyze the first two paragraphs of Chapter 17 of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince to identify central ideas, including ideas about the values of mercy and cruelty for a prince and about whether it is better for a prince to be loved or feared. 

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
W.9-10.9.b Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...

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