WWII & Slaughterhouse Five Integrated Assessment
“A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of
life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees
morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.”
– Azar Nafisi
As you know, Vonnegut resists the simplistic morality of “fixed formulas” and challenges his readers to consider morality more complexly than assigning designations of “good” and “bad;” so we must ask ourselves: what moral lessons are there to learn?
Your first challenge is to come up with the “5 Life Lessons” of Slaughterhouse-Five.
You may choose to frame your lessons in Vonnegut’s original language, or you may select specific lines that you think capture essential lessons from the novel so far.
*If you choose to use Vonnegut’s original words, you must also explain your interpretation.
For each lesson, support your understanding with 3 details from the novel. Be sure to contextualize each detail, so that it makes sense out of context, to your reader. (Describe the scene from the novel, indicate who is speaking and to whom).
challenge is to select 5 images to make
into a collage.
Each image should correspond to one of the lessons.
Now it is time to APP-SMASH!
APP 1: Load your five images into Canva, Google Slides or Google Draw and create your collage.
APP 2: Upload your new image (your collage) to ThingLink and annotate the image to explain each lesson. Your annotations must include:
your textual details from Slaughterhouse Five
an excerpt from a primary historical source that illuminates your lesson
other relevant images or video that extend the meaning of your lesson
APP 3: Use Screencastify to record yourself as you navigate your ThingLink.