Examine the current and historical position Blacks hold within the United States of America’s racial caste system. Is race an issue that needs to be addressed still? What is the relationship between gender and race? How and where do children learn racism? Does Equality equal Morality?
THEMES and ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK:
- To look at our past to understand our present: The Role slavery continues to play in modern day society.
- What has led to the Black Lives Matters Movement? Looking at violent acts that are committed against blacks in NYC. How do in the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality contribute to the different experience of oppression?
- In what ways might it be perceived that the “All Lives Movement” erases the realities of black people in this country?
- How do we respond to tragedy and injustice?
- How does the geography and history of NYC impact the Black Lives Matter Movement? How does the Black Lives Matter Movement impact NYC?
Check out our work on our Google Drive! Black Lives Matter
|Reading/Media Content||How can I incorporate writing? (Before, During, or After)|
|The Soul of Black Folks By W.E.B. Dubois||Directed Note Taking|
|Documentary: Question Bridge||Reflection Splash|
|Short Video Clips By Shaka King
|Interview with Film Director Shaka King about three short films concerning the lives of Blacks.|
|Primary Sources on Slavery In New York||Primary Source Analysis Worksheet|
Maps of New York City
TRIPS & EXPERIENCES FOR THE WEEK:
MONDAY: African Burial Ground National Monument is a monument at Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan, New York City – Impromptu visit to the Municipal Archives, meeting with a very helpful librarian! – Reflections 10/26
TUESDAY: Lesson From Professor Hendrickson – Haiku Poetry Workshop – Reflections 10/27
WEDNESDAY: Meeting with Film Director Shaka King at Samantha’s Southern Cuisine, to discuss his short films and conscious consuming. Reflections 10/28
THURSDAY: 9-11 Memorial Tour 10:00 AM. Walking trip in Brooklyn; Lunch at 11:30 at Brooklyn Moon, Flatbush Farm or Madiba; Tour of MoCADA Museum Reflections 10/29
FRIDAY: Museum of the City of NY – Workshop on Activism. Reflections 10/30
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK:
|Time||Monday- Slavery in NYC||Tuesday – Activism in NYC for BLM||Wednesday – Violence Against Blacks in NYC||Thursday – Displacement in black community||Friday – Review Day / Work on Presentation?|
|9:00 – 10:00||Introduction to Rensizzle/Lesson Group||What has led to the Black Lives Matters Movement?
Looking at violent acts that are committed against blacks in NYC
Resource: Black Power Mix Tape
What is a haiku?
looking at other poems
Protest and other forms of activism in NYC for BLM
|Travel to Brooklyn||How do we respond to tragedy and injustice?
Visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
|Departure to MoCNY|
|10:00 – 11:00||Leave for Burial Grounds Photos||Photos||Workshop on Activism
|11:00 – 12:00||11:00-12:30
Self Guided Tour and Lunch
|Meeting with Film Director Shaka King at Samantha’s Southern Cuisine, to discuss his short films and conscious consuming.||Lunch from
11:30 – 12:30
|12:00 – 1:00||Depart for TRCS at 12:30||Lunch||1:30 – Return to School|
|1:00 – 2:00||1:30 – 3:00
Lesson for Slavery in New York
|Lesson From Professor Hendrickson – Haiku Poetry Workshop Student Haiku Collections||Tour of MoCADA||Presentations|
|2:00 – 3:00|