Sunday, December 4, 2011

History Fair Schedule

History Fair Calendar 2011-2012


5/6-- annotated sources (at least five primary); Hypothesis or thesis due

12/13—Outline due with a total of 18 annotated sources (Outline will be collected and scored)


12/13—Project check-in one

22/23—Project check-in two


7th—History Fair projects due


Sources (30 points upon completion)

Sources will be evaluated for completion and adherence to MLA format. Sources must be effectively annotated (meaning the annotation must elaborate on what the source was about and how, specifically, the source was useful to your research)

Outline (40 points)

· Must be 2-3 pages (typed, single-space)

· Must demonstrate the structure of your argument with supporting evidence

· Must flow in a logical order

· Must contain your thesis

· Must be spell-checked and proofread

Final Project (200 points)

Projects will be assessed according to the criteria listed on the Chicago Metro History Fair judging rubric

For specific information about your project, visit the Chicago History Fair website here

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Essay Question Revision

Race and racism are complicated and often times over-generalized terms. Imagine that you are a teacher trying to teach an introductory class on race and racism to middle school students. How would you explain the following (be sure to use specific examples where appropriate):

A. Explicit racism, Subtle/Tacit racism, Institutional racism

B. The evolution of racist ideology over time (think religious, political, and scientific)

C. The conflict between Israel and Palestine

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Econimics in Hip Hop Question

As we prepare to read Gang Leader for a Day and begin our unit on economics in American culture, I'd like for us to consider the following question:

Who is responsible for poverty in America? Is it our government? The rich? Those who are poor? And what, if anything, can be done or should be done to make individual incomes more equitable in America. Lastly, what role does race play in poverty? Is race still a major obstacle for financial success or is that a thing of the past? Please give examples where possible.

Okay, so I guess there's a lot of questions there...feel free to thoughtfully answer any of the above that interest you!

Mr. Pond

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Link to Implicit Association Test

Here is the link to the Implicit Association Test

Monday, August 29, 2011

Race timeline Resources

Here is the text of the Fredrickson article.

this seems like a good starting point for a timeline

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Welcome to a New Year, New Blog

Hi All,

Welcome to our blog. Here's what I'd like us to do for our first post.

First read the article "Who We Are Now" by John Meacham, columnist and editor for Newsweek magazine. He wrote the article in the wake of Obama's inauguration in 2009. After reading, I'd like for you to address at least one of the following questions:

1. Will race matter in the U.S. in 2050 and beyond?
2. Will whites be punished in some form when they become the minority in the U.S. future?
3. Are there any dangers for a post-white majority in America?

To earn full credit you will need to address at least one question and provide at least one reference to the reading (include page numbers). Additionally, posts must be thoughtful and spell-checked (one-two sentence responses will not be scored). Please reply with your first name and last initial along with your period #. Feel free to add to the discussion by posing new questions or engaging in thoughtful debate with your classmates.

I look forward to your responses.

Mr. Pond

Monday, April 19, 2010

Turning Points

Rodriguez's chapter 4 has some of the most critical elements of the book. In this blog, I'd like you to choose one of the following questions to respond to here--but be prepared to discuss all questions in class Thursday:

1. What is the significance of eggs in chapter 4?
2. What do you think about Rodriguez's portrayals of women?
3. In chapter one we identified scent as a central is "sniffing" used in chapter 4?

As always--when responding to a question please quote at least one passage and respond to another classmate's post (unless you are the first to respond).