Monday, March 19, 2018

Housing Discrimination in The United States periods 1,3,4

Today, your Article of the Week will explore Housing Discrimination. Select one of two articles on Housing Discrimination. Carefully read and take notes on main idea; vocabulary; and of course, the purpose and claim.  Complete your SOAPS Sheet in class, and write an academic summary as well. For homework, listen to one of two audio stories. Complete ANOTHER SOAPS sheet for the Audio Story and come ready to discuss!
Article #1 Housing Bias and The Roots of Segregation
Article #2 Discrimination in Housing Against Nonwhites Persists Quietly
Audio Story A History of Housing Discrimination from 1960's to Donald Trump
Audio Story #2 Gentrification: Feeling Like An Outsider in Your Own Neighborhood. 
Period 1 Homework: Finish SOAPS and Academic Summary for Article of the Week #1
Complete SOAPS #2 fro Audio of the Week, plus summary. YOu may complete both Summaries on the Same Page.
2. If you did not submit the blog Questions for  "A Raisin in the Sun", you will need to re-read and complete and turn in tomorrow or you will receive a zero. 
Prepare for your scenes. You may bring your clothes. Remember there is NO homeroom so, do as much dressing as you can before period 1 begins.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

American Literature Period 1, 3, and 4

All Classes: Call your Dramatization Team mates and practice your Scene. Assembly your Props and Costumes! For 4th period, we will begin on Monday! Can 1 or 2 group Volunteer from 4th period for Monday? For periods 1 and 3, we will present on Tuesday, your Block Day. 
Also: Extra Credit for Students who bring their parents to Student Lead Conferences on Thursday.
Act 2, Scene 2: A Raisin in The Sun 
Re-read Act II.ii (Act 2, scene 2). Then answer each of the following questions. Some questions will require a longer response. Other questions can be answered in briefly.  You DO NOT NEED TO WRITE THE QUESTIONS. (in the packet, begin at page 1585; in the book page 106)
1. Where had Walter been going for most of the day? Why do you think he goes off instead of going to work? 
2. Why does Momma decide to give Walter money? How much does she give him, and what does she tell him to do with it? 
3.  Describe Walter's reaction when Travis says he wants to be a bus driver when he grows up. 
4. Ruth also says something that might be considered "not nice" to her son Travis.  What she she say to him that we hear through Travis? 
5. Why do you think Momma decides to give Walter the money? What change does it represent? 
6. Why does Walter tell Mr. Lindner (man) that he handles his mother's business? What do you think he was trying to do? 
7. Why might it be significant that Mr. Lindner only talks to Walter? 
8. Why does Ms. Lindner come to talk to the Youngers? 
9. Does Mr. Lindner have a point when he says, " You just can't get people to change their hearts."? Discuss. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Changing Demographics in Chicago

We will need the following link to explore how neighborhoods change in ChicagoInteractive Chicago Racial Distribution Map 1910-2000 If you use your phone the images will be interactive.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

American Literature Homework: Periods 1 and 3

Select one of the following and write a response that is at least a page. Feel free to use your opinion, personal experience or observation. Remember though, that you must use three or more adjectives or words from the Character Trait Handouts and Qualities of Character Handout:
1. Journal Topics for the Week of March 13, 2018
Select any one of the following journal topics. A few choices deal directly with the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry. No matter which journal topic you choose, be sure to include at least two or three character traits and/or qualities of character. 
 1. Do you think Ruth is a good wife? Why or why not? Discuss your thoughts, feelings and opinions about Ruth Younger as a wife. Remember the play’s setting. 
2. What about Walter? Do you think he is a good husband? Discuss your thoughts, feelings, and opinions about Walter as a husband. Remember the play’s setting. 
3. Do you think it is easier for men or women to achieve in today’s society? Once you express your opinion, support it with evidence, opinion, anecdotes, and/or examples.  
4. How might growing up in poverty or with working class parents impact a child. 
2. Re-read Act II. scene II. Prepare to discuss the meaning of the passage. 
Period 3: Also prepare for reading quiz on Act II scene I. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

American Literature Periods 1, 3 and 4

Finish your study questions for Act 2; scene 1-2 (The Handout distributed in Class Today!)
2. Bring your Independent Reading Novel to class! Better yet, read 25 pages of it tonight!!!
3. Bring your Independent Reading Novel to Class.
4. Practice Reading your scene out loud!
5. Period 4 ONLY: Read Act 2, scene 2-3

Thursday, March 8, 2018

American Literature Periods 1, 3, 4

Final Drafts of Character Analysis Essays are due tomorrow if you did not submit today. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

American Literature All Classes: Identifying Theme

Identifying Themes in A Raisin in the Sun. Watch the following short videos to reinforce your understanding of theme.
Video #1
Video #2 Sarah Johnson Teaches Theme