Over the past few days in English, we've explored ways thinking, writing, and connecting challenge us and grow us.
On Friday, you each worked with your peers to overcome the "rock wall" barrier without falling into the dreaded lava pits or being consumed by dragons. Holding hands, your entire classes had to find a way to cross the barrier without breaking the tape. You used teamwork, encouragement, creative and critical thinking, and a few people's backs...and did it!
Yesterday, we explored the Boston Photographs of 1975, and the decision of the Boston Herald to print or not print the photos. You each pretended to be in the shoes of the editors, and you defended your decisions with critical and creative problem solving.
And today, we began to explore the civil rights' movement in America, as we prepare for our new novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. You each taught one another what you know already about the movement, then we discussed connections, and then watched and discussed Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech.
Our word of the day yesterday was INCEPTION, which means the beginning, and today our word was RELENTLESS, which means not lessening in intensity or strength.
For tonight, share your ideas regarding this question: What do you think are effective ways to fight against injustice? Why? Can you connect to any personal experiences, books, or films you may have read or seen?