Our beloved student teacher, Ms. Lawson, spent her last day with us. And before she went, we made sure to send her off with lots of books, lots of letters, and lots of love.
Who is Abby and why is she mad? Well...today we're going to find out as we take a closer look at a law put into place called Affirmative Action. The video we'll watch is a production out of PBS called "crash course in government" and it's very neutral (which means it looks at both sides). Then, we'll be reading an article from our favorite news site, NewsELA to learn more about the viral hashtag. As scholars, we'll be discussing our own stances on this issue in an open forum!
Today, scholars in the hive will be analyzing different literary and historical perspectives on the movement of Black Lives Matter. While the hashtag is new, the fight is not.
A note from Ms. Smith: Take time to read, think, view, listen, and discuss each experience presented to you before responding in the google form. Your stance on this issue, and all issues of social justice, is very personal.
Experience 1: Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou
Experience 2: NewsELA Article, Chicago's Mayor Fires Police Chief
Experience 3: Question Bridge
Watch these two responses for a question posed by Jesse Williams: "If a cop is harassing me, insulting me, or obstructing my path, what should I do?"
Experience 4: Curated Collection of Photographs
Look closely at these photos. These are from the civil rights movement and today's Black Lives Matter movement.
Scholars in the Hive have been analyzing perspectives in narratives, OpEds, videos, and even a formal White House address, but there's one thing we haven't explored yet ...POETRY! Today we'll be reading an iconic piece by one of our favorite writers, Gary Soto, and looking closely at poetic
We love poetry.
We love perspectives in literature.
We love figurative language.
We love Gary Soto.
the Hive Society
We are the class of 2024 at Cunningham Elementary, and we. are. super. scholars.