March 30, 2011

Jim Crow and the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement DBQ

We will have a DBQ assessment on Monday 4/4/11 from 1-2:30 pm in Lab 3.
Content Covered:
  • 13th, 14th & 15th Amendments (you should have notes from class – if not, look them up!)
  • The Ethics of Living Jim Crow by Richard Wright (p.3-9)
  • Who Was Jim Crow? By Dr. David Pilgrim (p.10-11)
  • Examples of Jim Crow Laws (p.12-16)
  • Race and Gender Identity in the Jim Crow Era inc. Birth of a Nation (8-1Smarties blog, notes on handouts)
  • Plessy Vs. Ferguson (p.18)
  • Without Sanctuary and Strange Fruit (Lynching page on NFS SS wiki -
  • Lynching Projects (8-1Smarties blog)
  • Executive Order 9981 (p.29-30)
  • Segregated Schools (notes on handouts from class)
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education and Reactions to Brown vs. Board of Education (p.31-32)

Study Resources: 
Your unit packet, SS notebook, DBQ rubric, thesis mini-lessons, past DBQ rubrics (reread my notes about what you need to work on!)

March 29, 2011

March 28, 2011

Dongjae Lee's lynching project

Emily's Lynching Glog

Lynching Mini-Project

Victoria's Lynching Glog

Margo's mini-project

Haley's Lynching Post

Global Medical Relief's Mission

While watching this story on 60 Minutes last night, I couldn't help but cry.  I felt sadness for the pain the boy has endured, grieved for his mother, who must have such mixed emotions of her own, and felt proud of the woman who is changing lives (who says ONE person can't make a difference?!?!).  In trying to explain why I was crying to Gracie, who was impatiently waiting for me to read her more Fancy Nancy, I ended up crying even more.  Once you have children of your own, you will understand how every child becomes your child, and thus every child's hurt becomes your child's hurt, and every child's joy becomes your child's joy, and this can lead to a LOT of crying!

While I was watching, I kept thinking about you, not as kids who might get hurt, but as kids who will grow up to make the world a better place.  I was thinking if one of you becomes a doctor, you would be the type of doctor to donate your time for something like this.  If one of you runs an airline, you would be the type of business person to donate free flights for people in need.  You never know where life is going to lead you, but I know that it will lead each of you to do good for others.  That is what keeps me working hard each and every day - the certainty that I have that you will all pay it forward.

I want you to watch this story on your own computer so you can hear and see it up close.  I know you will be as moved as I was.  After you've viewed, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with the class by commenting on this post.

My Lynching Glog

March 9, 2011

Boolean Search

Today I want to teach you about doing a Boolean search on Google

A Boolean search uses the terms AND, OR and NOT to modify the search results.  If I wanted to look for information about rice AND beans, I would type that in to Google.  If I want information about rice OR beans, I would type that in to Google.  If I want information about rice but NOT beans, I would type that in to Google.  Which search do you think would garner the most results?  Which do you think would garner the least?  Try it out!

Today I want you to do some Boolean searches on Google for your research paper topic.  Take a few minutes to jot down the Boolean searches you will try.  I will be coming around to see them, so please have these notes ready.

If you want to read more about Boolean searches, check out this site from a library

March 8, 2011

"The" Research Paper - History Sites & Digital Archives of Primary Sources

Use the Research Resources glog to navigate to various web sites.  You are gathering groceries.  You do NOT have to include every grocery in your final annotated bibliography, as you may determine that the source is not useful.  Right now you are just 'browsing'!

March 7, 2011

"The" Research Paper - Using the Library

Woah!  The Smarties have chosen a diverse and exciting range of topics for "the" research paper.  I'm very much looking forward to researching, reading and writing about these fascinating issues with you for the next few months.

Today we are going to use the library.  Many teens assume that libraries are outdated and no longer helpful.  Not so!  The library is a great place to find trustworthy information, and can provide both secondary and primary sources.  Each of you will be meeting individually with Carol P. at least once.  These meetings will start today and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Today I want you to start with a search of the NFS library.  Go to Destiny Quest and search key words related to your topic.  Need help developing key words to use?  Check out this site from the Cambridge Public School System.  In Destiny Quest you can use the drag and drop "My List" function to create a printable list of books you want to check out.  Bring this with you when you meet with Carol!

Once you've exhausted the possibilities at NFS, move on to your local city or county library system.  Decide which library system is for you (Bucks County or Trenton) and then navigate within that site to find relevant materials.  Copy and paste any potential items so that you can print out exactly what you want and bring it with you to the library.  You may have to request items from another branch.  The librarians can help you to do this in person, over the phone, or on the web.  You will need your library card in order to do this.  If you don't have one, get one!  It is free and will be helpful in high school and beyond.

March 6, 2011

Harrison's Lino

Here is my lino.

March 4, 2011

Race & Gender Identity Formation in the Jim Crow Era

The Birth of a Nation
a 190 minute movie
*fast fact* - first movie to be shown in the White House

How is clip #1 shaping identity formation for men and women, white and black?

How is clip #2 shaping identity formation for men and women, white and black?