Thursday, April 30, 2015
Today in class students analyzed the outcomes of the civil rights movement by learning about various laws that went into effect in order to prevent racial discrimination and segregation. DUE TODAY: SAGE Prep 9. DUE SOON: Signed Grade Printoffs (tomorrow).
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Today in class students began learning about the Civil Rights Movement by listening to Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" and watching a video clip about the Little Rock 9 from the "Eyes on the Prize" series. DUE TODAY: Video Notes. DUE SOON: SAGE Prep 9 (Thursday).
Today in class students continued their Life as a Slave projects. I decided to allow one more day of in-class work for both periods, since they were working hard and hadn't yet finished. But I will definitely not be able to give another day in order to stay on schedule. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE TOMORROW (FOR SURE!): Life as a Slave Project (end of class).
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Today students continued the "Causes of the Civil War" Game. They had to take a side on the Kansas-Nebraska Act which lead to Bleeding Kansas and on whether or not to join the newly formed Republican Party. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE SOON: Causes of the Civil War Notes (Friday).
Friday, April 10, 2015
Today in class students learned about the power structure of slavery, the master-slave relationship, and how Frederick Douglass was able to get the confidence needed to escape from slavery by fighting his overseer. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE SOON: Causes of Civil War Notes (Fri.)
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Today in class students read about how Frederick Douglass learned to read and it inspired him to escape slavery. Then we listened to some African American work songs and spirituals that go back to the time of slavery in order to understand how slaves used music to mentally free themselves from slavery. DUE TODAY: Nothing. DUE SOON: Nothing.