Happy Friday everyone! Last Friday of the school year! The final for our class will be on Tuesday, followed by a class celebration on Thursday. Thanks to everyone who met with me this week to complete any missing assignments and review your grades. I know you'll finish the school year strong, just be sure to review your notes about revolutionary movements before Tuesday!
- I can explain the impacts of nationalism and revolutionary movements.
- I can construct claims and questions about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "Revolution of Values."
- RAP: We began class by reviewing our learning about revolutionary movements. I asked students to take out and read through their notes about the revolutions we've studied, ranging from the French Revolution all the way through the Chican@ Blowouts. Students had to answer these two prompts: What is revolution and why do people seek revolutionary change? We spent some time discussing and reviewing our learning.
- Our final on Tuesday will be a socratic seminar about revolution using excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "Beyond Vietnam" speech. Using this reading, "Revolution of Values," students followed an AVID discussion protocol process to analyze the text. The purpose of this activity is to give students a chance to develop meaning about the text and practice discussing their learning within their group.
- Closing: Using their discussion, students then developed two to three claims and two to three questions about the text and wrote them on sticky notes ahead of our socratic seminar on Tuesday. These will be the conversation starters students will need to ensure a successful final. They will be assessed on their active participation in the seminar.