Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Assignments for Week of October 20 - 24, 2014

Mon, 10/20            LIT             Presentation on The Secret Life of Bees creative projects.

Tues, 10/21            RCG            Read pages 73 - 78 in the Race Book.
                                                   Answer questions 1 - 6 on page 78.

                               LIT              Choose a Harlem Renaissance artist to research for your project.            

Wed, 10/22             LIT             Read the 3 poems by Paul Lawrence Dunbar in your lit handout.
                                                   Answer the questions on the handout.

                               RCG           Response to Family Histories.

Thurs, 10/23           RCG          Read pages 79-89 in the Race Book.
                                                  Email me links to three examples of how race is used in advertising.
                                                  (Your examples can be stereotypical or fair representations, just be
                                                   prepared to explain why you chose them.)

Fri, 10/24               RCG         Read the New York Times review of The Visitor at this link.
                                                Answer the following questions:
                                                   1.  How does Walter's character represent whiteness?
                                                   2.  The title (The Visitor) refers as much to Walter as it does Tarek.
                                                        Describe how the title could relate to each man's characters.
                                                   3.  How is Walter transformed by his relationship with Tarek and
                                                        Zainab?
                                                    4.  Who is your favorite character and why?
                                                    5.  What message does this film covey about immigration issues in
                                                          the United States?
                                                    6.  In your opinion, how should the nation respond?

                                 LIT         List of sources for your Harlem Renaissance project due.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Assignments for Week of October 13 - 17, 2014

Mon, 10/13          LIT          Creative project for Secret Life of Bees.

Tues, 10/14          RCG        Response to Family History Projects.

Wed, 10/15          LIT          Essay on Secret Life of Bees.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Assignments for Week of October 6 - 10

Mon, Oct 6          LIT          Read chapter 14 twice.
                                            Be prepared for a quiz.
                                            Bring 3 points to discuss in class.

                            RCG        Read Paideia alum Rembert Browne's article "The Front Lines of
                                            Ferguson" at this link.
                                            Write a 1-page response. 
                                           

Tues, Oct 7          LIT         Thesis sentence for essay due.

                            RBC        List the themes in Red Badge of Courage and briefly explain each one.


Wed, Oct 8           RBC        Discuss one of the themes in Red Badge of Courage.


Thurs, Oct 9         RCG        Read the New York Times review of The Visitor at this link.
                                             Answer the following questions:
                                                   1.  How does Walter's character represent whiteness?
                                                   2.  The title (The Visitor) refers as much to Walter as it does Tarek.
                                                        Describe how the title could relate to each man's characters.
                                                   3.  How is Walter transformed by his relationship with Tarek and
                                                        Zainab?
                                                    4.  Who is your favorite character and why?
                                                    5.  What message does this film covey about immigration issues in
                                                          the United States?
                                                    6.  In your opinion, how should the nation respond?


Fri, Oct 10           RCG           Family History Projects due.

                            LIT              Outline for essay on Secret Life of Bees due.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Assignments for Week of Sept 29 - October 3

Mon, Sept 29            LIT                     Read chapter 11 twice.
                                                             Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                             Bring 3 points for discussion.

                                 READING          Journal response to Red Badge of Courage.



Tues, Sept 30            IOWAS               Second and third periods
                                                             Get a good night's sleep.
                                                             Eat a good breakfast.

                                  READING          Research the Battle of Chancellorsville and relate it to material
                                                              in the Red Badge of Courage.

                                  RCG                    Read "The Cost of Racism for White People" in Race Book.
                                                              Complete "The Checklist."

                                  RCG                    Work on Family History Project.



Wed, Oct 1                LIT                      Read chapter 12 twice.
                                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                              Bring 3 points for discussion.

                                 IOWAS                Fourth and fifth periods
                                                              Get a good night's sleep.
                                                              Eat a good breakfast.

                                  READING          Research Civil War Weaponry and relate it to the Red Badge of 
                                                              Courage.

                                 RCG                    Work on Family History Project.



Thurs, Oct 2             IOWAS                Fifth and sixth periods
                                                              Get a good night's sleep.
                                                              Eat a good breakfast.

                                  RCG                    Read "Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life" in Race       
                                                              Book.
                                                              Create a 10 question quiz on the article.

                                  RCG                    Work on Family History Project.



Fri, Oct 3                   LIT                      Read chapter 13 twice.
                                                               Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                                               Bring 3 points for discussion.

                                  READING          Research the Battle of Atlanta and relate it to the Red Badge of 
                                                              Courage.

                                  RCG                    Work on Family History Project.



UPCOMING DUE DATES:

Thurs, Oct 9               RCG                   Family History Presentations

 Tues, Oct 14              RCG                   Response to Family History Presentations

Friday, September 19, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 22-26, 2014

Mon, 9/22          LIT          Read Chapter 8 twice
                                           Bring in 3 points to share in class.
                                           Be prepared for a reading quiz.


Tues, 9/23           RCG       Read the article "See Baby Discriminate" at this link.
                                           Interview your parents about what they have taught you about race, how
                                           and why.  Write a one-page summary of your conversation with them.
                                          

Wed, 9/24           LIT          Read Chapter 9 twice
                                           Bring in 3 points to share in class.
                                           Be prepared for a reading quiz.

                           RCG        Take the Harvard Implicit Bias test at this link.

Thurs, 9/25                         Rosh Hashanah.  No school


Fri, 9/26             LIT          Read Chapter 10 twice
                                           Bring in 3 points to share in class.
                                           Be prepared for a reading quiz.

                            RCG       Read pages 5-19 in The Race Book.
                                           Answer these questions:
                                                1.  What is the difference between racism and prejudice?
                                                2.  Describe four kinds of oppression.
                                                3.  Discuss responses to oppression.
                                                4.  What is the meaning of the term "learning edge"?
                                                5.  Give 3 examples that illustrate how racism can be interrupted.
                                       

Friday, September 12, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 15-19, 2014

Mon, 9/14            LIT            Review chapter 5 for quiz and discussion.

Tues, 9/16              RCG         Read "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack at this link."          
                                                1.  Choose two items off McIntosh's list of privileges and explain
                                                      whether you agree or disagree with those statements and why.
                                                2.  Ask one meaningful question based on your reading of this article.
   

Wed, 9/17               LIT          Read chapter 6 twice
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 point to discuss in class.


Thurs, 9/18            RCG        Read "The Gardner's Tale" at this link.
                                               As you read the article, pay attention to the authentic questions the
                                                article raises in your mind.  Write down ten of those questions.


Fri, 9/19                 LIT          Read chapter 7 twice
                                               Be prepared for a quiz.
                                               Bring 3 point to discuss in class.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Assignments for Week of September 8 - 12

Mon, 9/8               LIT          Read chapter 3 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                                              Write 3 points to bring to the discussion.
                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.

                              Writing     Fairy Tales Revisions due.

Tues, 9/9              Writing    Edit final version of speech for grammar and punctuation.

Wed, 9/10              LIT         Read chapter 4 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                                              Write 3 points to bring to the discussion.
                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Thurs, 9/11             RCG        1-page response to the film The Color of Fear

Fri, 9/12                 LIT         Read chapter 5 of Secret Life of Bees twice.
                                              Write 3 points to bring to the discussion.
                                              Be prepared for a reading quiz.
                                              Bring in photo/report on the Black Madonna.

                               RCG      1-page response to Fish Bowls.