Freedom from want

13 12 2020

Your Task: You have decided to join the ‘Buy Nothing Day.’ You want to convice other students to do the same. Create a POSTER or a FLYER.

1. How does the painting create a sense of prosperity?

2. The iconic picture has been the object of numerous parodies. Click on the image and do an exercise.

3. Learn about the history of Black Friday and take the QUIZ.

4. What’s ‘Buy Nothing Day’ all about? Check your understanding and learn more HERE

Rosa, Ruby and Kamala

7 12 2020

1. What did Rosa do? What did she start? Learn more HERE

2. Watch the video and take notes. Use the info to write a paragraph about Rosa Parks’ life.

3. Listen to the museum curator’s analysis of the painting (3:27-5:39) . Check your understanding HERE.  

4. Click on the pick to find out more about Kamala Harris. Your task: “You want to use these pictures  for a campaign to encourage equal representation. Give your arguments.”

Black Lives Matter

5 12 2020

Your TaskChoose a song, film, a book, or any other artwork to celebrate Black History Month. Present it to the class and explain the reasons for your choice.

1. Learn more about the movement. Focus on specific dates and names.

2. How old was Starr when she was given the ‘talk’? What else do you learn about her? Read more HERE.

3. What do you learn about the book and its impact? Study a passage HERE.

4. What was ‘Jim Crow’ originally and what did it stand for up until 1954? 

5. How does the clip upend racial stereotypes? Read more HERE.

 6. Click on the cartoon to boost your grammar skills.