Friday, January 20, 2012

January 16 - January 20

After much hard work, a few glue sticks, and about 140 sheets of poster board, the sixth grade Investigations projects are complete. They provide a critical glimpse into the social environment of the 1930s - the setting of Mildred Taylor's novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. To this end, the sixth graders have spent considerable time critically analyzing how various groups marginalized people of color. Jim Crow laws, racial etiquette, sharecropping, and separate but equal all enforced a type of 'legalized slavery' in the South well into the 20th Century. Much of this is quite offensive, and it is with that in mind that the students worked to develop a deeper understanding of the victims of this hate. Sometimes, particularly in the case of children, those victims are on both sides.   

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