“I, Too” Project

On Tuesday, we’ll study some poetry written by a man named Langston Hughes, and you will write a poem using one of his famous ones (“I, Too”) as a model. It should be fun and challenging, and it’s related to Ethnic Studies.

To prepare for tomorrow’s project, please do the following activities:

Watch the Brainpop movie on the Harlem Renaissance, and do the quiz, challenge and time zone x. Be sure to submit your results to the the teacher.

Then watch these two videos about Langston Hughes. Write down three things you think are important or interesting about him, and give the paper to Ms. Sanchez (you may have to sign in to your Google account in order to watch the second video):

After you complete these activities, you may go to any Brainpop movie and do it for extra credit.

Career Search

Think of the careers you identified in Mr. Jones class.

You will be answering the following questions for each of the careers you chose, and you will be presenting what you learned:

  • Why am I interested in this job?
  • What do people do in this job?
  • What are qualifications necessary to get this job — training, experience and schooling?
  • What is the pay?
  • What would be the most challenging parts of the job and why?
  • What are other benefits of doing this job?

Find the information here:

Career One Stop

Career Zone

Career Wise

Jobs and Careers

Next Vista Videos

Charles Darwin

You have been assigned one of these parts of Charles Darwin’s life:

Personal/Family – Birth, Death, Marriages, Children, Where he lived, Illnesses, his job, etc. (If you are a number one)

Challenges – What problems did he experience in life? Did people criticize his ideas? Why? How did he deal with those problems? (If you are number two)

Accomplishments – Why is he famous? How did he communicate his ideas? Did he win any awards? Are there special days when his work is celebrated? Why do we remember him now? How would the world be different if he hadn’t done his work? (If you are number three)

First, go to this Brainpop movie on his life. Take notes on your section, and also complete the test.

Search the Internet and go to sites found here: The Best Online Resources To Learn About Charles Darwin.

Prepare a ninety-second to two-minute presentation on your assignment.  Put information into your own words.  Draw an image, and write key words on a poster that will help classmates learn from you.  Use index cards and practice your presentation. You must practice your entire presentation at least once with either Mr. Ferlazzo or Ms. Sanchez.

This is how your presentation will begin:

Hello, my name is __________________. I’m going to tell you about Charles Darwin’s (Personal Life, Challenges, or Accomplishments).

Please take notes on the other presentations because you will be writing a historical biography about Darwin’s life afterwards.

New Orleans

Go this site and learn about New Orleans.

Be sure to scroll near the bottom and watch videos about tourist attractions in New Orleans AND at least one video about Hurricane Katrina.

We will spend 30 minutes learning about New Orleans.

Then, we will return to the room and students will write a response to this question:

What was the most interesting thing you learn about New Orleans?

Use the ABC model to answer this question:

ANSWER the question

BACK IT UP with evidence you learned online

Make a CONNECTION or COMMENT (“This is interesting to me because….”)

Current Events In The US – ARW

Groups will watch their assigned video and prepare a three minute class presentation on what they learn.

The presentation will include using a poster and have these parts (your spoken presentation can include more information):

* Three most important pieces of information

* A picture that you think helps explain important information

* What you think about the situation and why?

* A question you will ask the audience

Your poster should only have a few words for each part – it’s designed to help your spoken presentation, not to be the entire presentation!