FSI 7th graders explore innovative civil activists

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Civil Rights Activists

Students in Carolyn Warhaftig’s 7th grade ELA classes were challenged this month to choose a civil rights activist for in-depth research.   FSI 7th graders were invited to choose a specific person or possibly a movement of people who they individually believe stood up for the rights of others.

Their assignment (in summary, from Carolyn’s Lesson Plan notes): 

Research the activist you’re most curious to learn more about and prepare background information on their lives, their pursuits, and their achievements.  From your research, you must create a brief biography, to be presented in approximately 5 minutes, and then you must be prepared to answer questions about your presentation/topic to an audience from another grade level at FSI.  

You must also create a visual representation of your civil rights activist/group, which will accompany your presentation.  Visually depict the life, times, and purpose of this individual or group of activists, and present a biographical synthesis of your learning to an authentic audience.

 

Important Dates:

Research Complete – Friday, January 8th

In-class Work Time (Presentation and Visual) – Monday, January 11th – Wednesday, January 13th

Final Prep / Practice (In Class) – Thursday, January 14th

Final Presentation – Friday, January 15th

Blogger NOTE: Photos for this quick blog post only represent the small number of presentations I was able to zoom around to attend. I’m hoping that more photos will be sent my way to add to this post, and I invite comments from 7th grade Social Activists and FSI audience members of other grade levels, to share what they’ve learned in the comments section!

 

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One thought on “FSI 7th graders explore innovative civil activists

  1. “I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an indefatigable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion”~Kurt Hahn

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