What’s so Scary about Smart Girls?

  Read this article about the girls being kidnapped in Nigeria After reading, discuss the article with your partner.  Attempt to write a critical analysis of the article. Considering some of the conversations that I heard today, I am adding a what Critical Analysis is NOT. Critical analysis is not A straight description of something…

Travel blog

Let us journey with you for the next 30 days. Take us on your adventures and your jaunts both near and far. You do not need to post every day, only when you have done something interesting that is worth sharing. Post your photos, links, and description of your trip on your blog.  Link only…

Just Another Day…

On your assessment you were asked if people’s actions are racially motivated today and are people judged the way they were during the time period of To Kill a Mockingbird. Research and tell me what you think. 1. http://repeatingislands.com/2013/10/19/injustice-for-dominicans-of-haitian-descent/ New York “stop and frisk” 2. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/09/new-book-attempts-to-rewrite-the-history-of-matthew-shepards-life-and-death/ The Roma People in Hungary Renisha McBride 3. http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/10/26/331408/muslims-facing-discrimination-in-europe/…

Banning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Some school districts and parents have tried to ban the reading of The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian in their schools. Now that you have read the book, read the article and weigh in. Do you think that the book should be banned? Did you find the messages in the book  harmful or…

A Reflection of Me: Identity Collage

Write an explanation of your collage—why did you choose the objects to represent yourself and how does it explain who you are? What consideration was made about elements of art and principles of design.

PODCAST

  Metropolitan Public Radio You will create a podcast much like the ones found on NPR.  The goal is to create a program that provides the audience with a present day issue and give them a historical context to frame their thinking. The site is Metropolitan Public Radio and the show is “History on the…

2012 Year in Review

Let’s take some time to reflect on your year. What were your accomplishments? What were your disappointments? What Learner Profile attributes best reflected your year? Share your year with us by posting  your  presentation on your blog and linking it to the class blog.

Being Reflective

Mr. Reeves came to share his experiences growing up in Durban, South Africa during the system of apartheid. His account of life in the segregated city gave a chilling view into what it was like to be black, colored, or white during such a tumultuous time in that country’s history. Listening to Mr.Reeves I was…

“You can be sure that th…

“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”
–Colin Powell

Today we watched a video, heard accounts, and viewed some pictures from the tragic event in New York City on September 11, 2001. 

In remembrance of those who lost their lives, please leave your reflection on what you saw and heard today.

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