DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, Feb. 22: Please copy the following notes into your journal:

Feb 22

Tuesday, Feb. 23: Please copy the following notes into your journal:

Feb 23

Wednesday, Feb. 24: Please copy the following notes into your journal:

Feb 24

Thursday, Feb. 25: Please copy the following notes into your journal:

Feb 25

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, Feb. 22: Today we read an excerpt from War Day by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka. This novel is about the Cold War and fear of a nuclear holocaust. We also listened to a radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, read by Orson Wells. You can follow that link to the Orson Wells broadcast and listen for yourself, but to understand how to fill out today’s journal, you may need to copy notes from a classmate and look over the Wikipedia articles on “Modernism” and “Postmodernism.”

GIF of I Have a Dream Speech at Washington Monument in DC

Image: iClipart

Tuesday, Feb. 23: Today we read Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and discussed how the Southern regionalism of his speech appealed to his audience. We also talked about lynch mobs and how terribly dangerous it was for King to give his speech at the time. You may use the link to the “I Have a Dream” speech, but you’ll need to do a little more research to learn about what a lynch mob was. Be wary; images online can be quite graphic.

Wednesday, Feb. 24: The teacher read to us, today, from a short story called, “Now I Lay Me” by Earnest Hemingway. There are plenty of online summaries of this story available, but it may be difficult to find answers to today’s journal questions. Instead, it’s best if you come to Friday School to read the story on your own, in order to fill out your journal correctly.

Thursday, Feb. 25: Today we read several articles on communism, socialism, Marxism, and McCarthyism, summarizing each one and presenting them to the class. Then everyone took notes. You can just as easily read about each of these concepts on Wikipedia to complete today’s journal assignment.

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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