Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 3, Lesson 1

Is it better to be loved or feared? Using the resource, scholars explore Machiavelli's nonfiction text, The Prince, and examine the author's ideas about the role of leadership. Pupils also complete a Quick Write to analyze a central idea from their reading. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Before beginning the unit, ask students to discuss their opinions about what the relationship between rulers and their subjects should be 
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the first of five consecutive lessons from the Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 3 series
  • References a previous unit on Shakespeare's Macbeth, so it may be helpful to provide background information about the play
  • Provides the attributes of a high performance writing response
  • Includes vocabulary to help support English learners
  • None
Common Core