Today Mr. Michel, a teaching intern from Duke who is with us all quarter, taught classes. Here’s what we did:
1. Students read and annotated the following article: What Led to the Selma Marches Comparison to Ferguson
2. We watched this brief recap of the events in Ferguson: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/national-guard-sent-to-quell-violence-following-ferguson-shooting/
3. We discussed our answers, talked about how history repeats itself, and thought about what we can do to make a difference.
4. Gallery Walk. Students completed a gallery walk to examine the images related to the Selma marches. As they examined each one they completed some questions related to rhetoric on this sheet: Selma Gallery.
Station 1: Funeral of Jimmie Lee Jackson
Station 2: Bloody Sunday
Station 3: We Shall Overcome
Station 4: Death of Reverend Reeb
Station 5: The March
Station 6: Voting Rights Act
Students turned in their sheet at the end of class.
HW: Optional but highly recommended – revise your Dangerous Words essay. Required: Bring a coat to school tomorrow for our field trip! If you misplaced your permission slip, here it is: Selma Field Trip.
Absentees: Annotate the article in #1, watch the video and complete the second page of the article handout. Then, download Selma Gallery and complete using the station links above.