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Cultural Awakening

The eighth graders are excited to start 2017 with a classic novel, Seven Daughters and Seven Sons. This book explores the tale of a young woman in ancient Iraq as she navigates a male-dominated world and proves how your gender does not define your destiny. Students are able to investigate, evaluate, and appreciate a culture much different from their own, all while following the journey of a brave young woman. In writing, students will continue their Grammatical Construct practice by focusing on Construct 3, using conjunctions, semicolons, and conjunctive adverbs to craft powerful compound sentences.