Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, 2020: 13th

Due to school being out on Monday for MLK Day, I will need some flexibility from you regarding your American Dream Timeline projects. Today, we will be starting a documentary in class, which I do not want to break up over the long weekend. With that said, you will not have time in class today to work on your projects; however, your due date has been extended to the start of class on Tuesday, January 21st when we return. Please check tomorrow’s blog post with some examples for the written component, and do not hesitate to e-mail me or send me a text on Remind over the long weekend if you have any questions!


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Before we start our reading of The Other Wes Moore, we will view and discuss Ava DuVernay’s documentary film, 13th. Please note that viewing and discussing this documentary will require us to be mature, sensitive, and inquisitive.

Please refer to the handout provided in class with the discussion questions. As you watch the documentary, be sure to take notes so you can refer to textual evidence as you build your arguments. (Yes – a documentary IS text!)

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