Mar 17, 2010
Due Thursday, 3/18:
Do Case Study 5, Civil Rights Movement (blue book):
pp. 61-71 (easy read). Answer all 8 questions on those pages (easy questions). If that somehow adds up to more than 8...skip the primary source questions, but still read it.
Due Friday, 3/19:
Please get your essays signed. I'd like to keep them in your writing folders so we can make writing reminders in time for your research papers down the road.
Read the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (by Martin Luther King, Jr.). This is one of the great primary documents from the Civil Rights Movement, and perhaps all of U.S. history. Answer the questions at the end. Red Eyewitnesses book, pp. 367-374.
On Friday, return both Eyewitnesses books to me.
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 9, 2010
Please bring in St. Clement's Form if you are coming.
JIM CROW ESSAY
You will write an essay on the era of Jim Crow. NOTE: THE THESIS SHOULD BE SIMPLE AND FOCUS ON ONE ASPECT OF THE ESSAY ASSIGNMENT. YOU CAN/SHOULD COVER EVERYTHING IN THE QUESTION, BUT THE FOCUS CAN BE MORE SPECIFIC.
Due tomorrow: preliminary steps. Choose a thesis, write a skeleton outline, and choose three quotes. Write out the quotes. This is due tomorrow with no exceptions. If you will not be in class, you must email it to me.
Due Thursday: Nicenet posting -- see directions below on March 8 posting.
Due Friday: Write a letter to your buddy thanking him/her for the hospitality during our visit to Newcomers. Write any additional questions you need answered for your report. Invite him/her to the AIDS Walk.. Emails for some have also been posted on our classroom door.
The essay is due Monday, March 15. As you can see, there is light homework during this time period. Therefore, you should work on it every night and polish it during the weekend.
Question: 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?
1. Break down the essay question as you make your outline. What are the questions you need to answer? You will find that an outline is suggested within the questions.
2. Be sure to use at least THREE primary source quotes. More is better -- it makes your ideas much more powerful if you quote people who actually lived the experiences. For the purpose of this essay, include the name of the person quoted in your “signal phrase” and don’t worry about a bibliography or page numbers.
3. 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, Church Terrell, Washington (and their White allies, such as Southern women, or Mark Twain)
___primary sources, such as Richard Wright, and the first hand accounts of lynching
PLEASE NOTE: 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, as well as creative projects. Sometimes you will write. This time it is an essay. Good luck!
Mar 8, 2010
Then, define the terms on the last page. We'll be watching this film tomorrow. If you come across more than one definition, choose the term that has to do with race/stereotyping.
By Thursday, make this posting on NICENET:
On line discussion about St Luke’s Visit to Newcomers HS
Step 1: Register on NICENET
a. Go to www.nicenet.org.
b. Hit “join a class”
c. Enter the class key: K446Q3F46
d. Register your username as the first letter of your first name and your last name with no spaces (example “jmann”). Register your password as “1234” – it's easiest to remember.
e. Include an email address and confirmation so you won’t be listed as anonymous.
f. Fill in your first name, last name, and your e-mail address.
g. Click “join the class”
h. Click “finish registration” which will send you to the login page.
Step 2: Post your thoughts on our Human Rights Day:
a. Log onto NICENET by typing your new username and password.
b. In the menu bar on the left, click on “Conferencing”
c. Under “conferencing topics”, click on St Luke’s 2010 visit to Newcomers HS.
d. Read Ms Mann’s question in the first entry under that topic.
e. Click on Post Message to "St Luke's 2010 visit to Newcomers HS" – do not send Julie Mann a personal message. You can click on this option at the top or the bottom of my questions.
f. Give your message a subject and then share your ideas. Please answer Ms Mann’s questions and add any other thoughts you might have.
g. Click “Post new message”.
Step 3: Reply to other postings
a. After you have posted your messages, return to the conference by clicking on “conference” in the left hand menu.
b. See the different responses already posted.
c. Read what your buddies and classmates have written.
d. Reply to at least four responses by clicking “reply”, typing a subject and text, and then clicking “post your writing”.
NOTE: In replying, you might want to ask a personal question, share an experience, give your opinion, etc.
ask a personal question, share an experience, give your opinion, etc.
Mar 4, 2010
BRING YOUR IMMIGRATION INTERVIEW BOOKLET! Newcomers trip...pizza provided for lunch. Practice interviews at 8:30. Return to school by 2:30.
Read through and highlight notable information in the entire packet given to you in class on lynching. The only writing you need to do is to answer the three questions on the Du Bois reading. The last page is vocabulary related to a movie we're going to see.
NEXT WEEK: ST. CLEMENT'S PANTRY (MARCH 12)
Mar 3, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
Worksheet on Plessy v. Ferguson.
Reading and Questions in Packet on "Living Jim Crow," pp. 1-5.
Read above pages.
Answer #1-2, p. 8.
If you were absent, check you email, as a PDF copy of the work will have been emailed to you.
AMNESTY MEETING TOMORROW (TUE.) AT LUNCH.
ALL: Turn in "Hearts for Haiti" packets as soon as possible. If you did not turn in your interview booklet, it is a late or makeup assignment.