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.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Week of February 7, Lives rewritten with the stroke of a pen

Hi everyone,

This week you will read a powerful article about how President Trump's Executive Order has affected many people's lives.

Please read this article.

Then complete this form to share your perspective.

Thank you.

Week of March 17, The Power of Social Media and Using Hashtags for Social Justice

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!!