Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hate Symbols and Human Rights

Hi Students,

Today we will continue exploring hate symbols and their connection to human rights.

Please visit this link

Then complete this form to show what you've learned.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Social Justice Comedy as Non Violent Protest

Hi everyone,

Today we will consider comedy (social justice comedy) as a form of activism, civil disobedience, non violent protest.

Please watch the following two TED talks:

Negin Farsad

Maysoon Zayid

Then complete this form to share your thoughts.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

John Lewis and non-violent protest

Hi everyone,

This week we will learn from an amazing Civil Rights activist, Senator John Lewis.

Please listen to this podcast again.

Then use this form to share what you learned from him.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Week of March 17, Get Your Hashtag On

Hi everyone,

This week we will be looking at the power of social media and the #hashtag!

First of all, read this article.

Next, do a search for #hashtags that have been trending (popular/visible) since the Muslim Ban and other actions by President Trump.

  1. Find 10 examples of social media posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
  2. Discuss what you think the hashtag means, whether it means different things to different people, and how the hashtags are being used on social media. 

Please complete this form when you have finished your search!!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Creating a Group Letter in Support of Immigrants

Dear STudents,

This week we will take all of our letters and put them into one file.

Please copy the BODY of ONE letter to the politicians, and add it to this document. Paste the BODY of your ONE letter to the bottom of the file.

If you don't understand what I mean, please see me.

You do not want to delete anyone else's letter.

Thank you,

Ms Mann

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Luke Nephew and the Peace Poets

Hi everyone,

We had such a special treat today with Luke Nephew's visit.

I hope you will all take his amazing class on Mondays and Wednesdays after school, in room 114.

Here are links to his poetry.

Professional Mama:

Falling in Solidarity:

His song with the Peace Poets: I Can't Breathe (in response to shootings by the police, especially the murder of Eric Garner):

His bio on the Peace Poets webpage:

After watching the videos, use this form to write your response to his poetry, performances, and visit to our class.


Ms Mann

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Week of February 14, 2017: Letters to support immigrants #nobannowallnoraids

Hi everyone,

This week we are taking action, writing letters to 

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341

Assemblyman Francisco Moya
82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Use the chart I gave you to prepare your letter.

Then use the format for a business letter to write your letter.

You can find these documents here, if you need them.

First drafts are due on Tuesday February 28, after the break.