Feb 26, 2009
DUE TOMORROW: LA 8
Life Awareness paragraph answering ESS Q.
Is smoking the worst drug for teenagers? It should be typed. You may disagree and choose another drug, or choose more than one drug. Make sure you've explained why.
Feb 25, 2009
You will write an essay on the era of Jim Crow.
Due tomorrow: preliminary steps. Choose a thesis, write an outline, and choose two quotes. This is due tomorrow with no exceptions.
The essay is due Tuesday, March 3. There will be no other homework during this time period.
How was a system of social and economic inequality for African Americans reinforced by violence, images in the media, and the legal system during the era of Jim Crow? How did African-Americans resist, and how did they survive?
Be sure to use at least TWO primary source quotes. More is better -- it makes your ideas much more powerful if you quote people who actually lived the experiences.
Use the resources given to you in class!
Some things you'll want to include...
___the kinds of work Black people had to do
___Plessy v. Ferguson, Jim Crow segregation laws
___the fact that most sheriffs, judges, etc. didn't enforce the Constitution
___images/stereotypes of African-Americans
___the "racial etiquette"
___NAACP, DuBois, Wells, Washington (and their White allies)
___primary sources, such as Richard Wright, and the first hand accounts of lynching
It will be customary to write regular essays in history classes as a way to express your learning. Sometimes you will have tests and quizzes. Sometimes you will write. This time it is an essay. Good luck!
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
1. Write about lynching and follow directions for first page.
2. Then, read and think about the other pages. Mark interesting passages and be prepared to discuss them with classmates tomorrow in anticipation of the lynching photo exhibit.
Feb 18, 2009
ALSO, DON'T FORGET YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT. THE DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED TO THURSDAY MORNING!. See instructions below.
Feb 11, 2009
Study for the Reconstruction Quiz. See details below.
Also due Friday: Green worksheet on the people in "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow." Go to the PBS website.
Do only the introduction and the first article in the packet on "The Color Line in the Era of Segregation."
1. Highlight the introduction.
2. Read the first article by Richard Wright (there are three of them -- do not read the last three).
3. Answer the questions that have to do with Richard Wright's article, not with lynching. Put your answers on separate paper. Make sure your answers are thoughtful and complete.
ALSO DUE WEDNESDAY: COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT.
HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES....
COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORTS
You will turn in a word-processed document to Ms. Allen with a St. Luke’s heading that answers each of these questions for each different type of activity. For example, if you went to a couple of Amnesty meetings, you can put them in one paragraph, and write a different paragraph for a different activity. Make sure the work is done up to SLS standards for 7th/8th grade writing. Copies of your goals and reports will be kept in a folder in a file box in the Gr. 8 classroom. Good luck!
1. WHAT and WHERE were the events? Describe them.
2. WHEN did they take place – and for how long? Keep a running total of your hours on each monthly report.
3. WHY were these activities meaningful examples of community service? What did you learn from them? How did they help others?
Feb 10, 2009
I am postponing the SS8 Quiz on Reconstruction until Friday to give you a chance to catch up. We will begin a new unit tomorrow, however.
Things to study:
Packet, "Dreams Deferred"
Website (see attachment)
PowerPoint lecture on mistakes made in history about Reconstruction (if you missed it or weren't paying attention, it's in the Resources folder in the 8th grade folder)
This will be an open note quiz (no handouts). You may bring any notes you make yourself to the quiz.
BRING $2;.50 FOR AMNESTY TOMORROW.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE ST. CLEMENT’S