Today we read speeches from Malcolm X and MLK in order to gain an understanding of the different methods Civil Rights leaders used in their protests. We discussed the different approaches taken by MLK and Malcolm X, analyzed who the approaches might appeal to, and debated which was most effective.
You don't have new homework, but your rough draft is due tomorrow night by 11:59PM. You're also going to want a hard copy for class on Friday.
Today was a work day for the Junior Project. Tomorrow is one too. Your 4-level outline is due tomorrow by 11:59pm.
Your Civil Rights chart is also due tomorrow in class!
Today we discussed the result of Brown v. Board. We analyzed some data about the Supreme Court, talked about legal precedent, and clarified our understanding on the difference between causation and correlation. We looked at several other steps towards equality, and talked about how the 1960s made up the perfect storm for a political and social revolution.
Your homework (due Tuesday in class) is to complete the attached chart on Chapter 44.
Today we talked about:
“I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”- Ta-Nehisi Coates
Today we talked about race. We discussed the difficulty of the discussion, the importance of history, and the purpose of the Emmett Till article we read this weekend. We discussed issues of re-segregation, inequality, and the role education played in all of them.
You have a work day on your 3-level outline tomorrow, which is due on Thursday.
Today we watched the PBS documentary "The Murder of Emmett Till". It was intense, but detailed an important tragedy in our history. While watching we wrote down an outline of the events in the murder, court case, and America.
Your homework is to read (and follow instructions) on the attached Actively Learn reading.
Today we talked about:
Today we took an assessment on our knowledge of the 1950s by writing a critique of the film Pleasantville. We analyzed the effectiveness of the film as a commentary on the 1950s. It was a blast.
You have a work day on your paper tomorrow, and no homework tonight.
Today we had a work day on the Junior Project. Your 8 sources are due tonight, and you need a copy of your working thesis tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will have an in-class write for an assessment of our knowledge of Post-War America. Your write will be:
Today we finished watching Pleasantville. It was swell.
You have an in-class write on Tuesday regarding conformity, the 1950s, and Pleasantville. You also have a JP work day on Monday.