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    We are currently working with Little Rock Girl, 1957. Final projects are due 4/26, followed by presentations, and then we begin The Omnivore's Dilemma.  

    From the Syllabus:

    Literature: (Pieces are subject to change.) Selections from the NYS Grade 8 ELA Modules, include but are not limited to:

    One Crazy Summer  Rita Williams-Garcia

    Inside Out & Back Again Thanhha Lai

     “The Vietnam Wars”  Tod Olson

    “Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue as Saigon Fell” by Joseph Shapiro and Sandra Bartlett

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 

    “Those Winter Sundays,” Robert Hayden 

    “Incident,” Countee Cullen  

    “Solitude,” Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

    “Equal Rights for Women,” Shirley Chisholm 

    Excerpts from “Great Society,” Lyndon Johnson  

    “Ain’t I a Woman?” Sojourner Truth  

    To Kill a Mockingbird. Dir. Robert Mulligan. Perf. Gregory Peck. 1962. Film.

    Carlotta Walls LaNier, A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

     Plessy v. Ferguson, Supreme Court case.

     Alexandra Lutz, “Life in the South after the Civil War” (video)

    14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Christian Bryant, “Video Overview: Plessy v. Ferguson” (video).

    “Jim Crow Laws,” National Park Service

    David Pilgrim, “What Was Jim Crow?”

    Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition


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