Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 5

Girl Graduating

"In this lesson, students read and analyze a portion of Sugar Changed the World, reading both “Out of War Comes Sweetness” and “The Problem with Sugar Ca ne” (pp. 24–29) which detail both the influence of the Crusades on global sugar trade, and the mechanics of early sugar plantations. Students consider the effect of the sugar refinement process on agriculture, and build upon their developing understanding of the complex relationship between wars, the exchange of information, and global markets through discussions and textual analysis."

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in...
RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences...

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