Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen

tuskegee 2Essay Writing Prompt: What kinds of “wars” did the Tuskegee Airmen face and triumph over during World War II? How did they overcome these challenges? What is the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen today? Write an essay, in which you argue the importance of the Tuskegee Airmen and their influence on race relations in the United States. Back up your ideas with specific textual details from articles, videos, and research.

Handouts and Writing Resources:

  1. Tuskegee Airmen Essay Criteria
  2. Tuskegee Airmen Tree Map or Persuasion Map
  3. MLA Typing Guidelines

Reading Comprehension Questions:

  1. Describe how African Americans were treated in America during WWII.
  2. What challenges did the Tuskegee Airmen face in the military?
  3. Describe the mission of the Airmen during WWII? Why was this an important job?
  4. How successful were the Airmen during WWII?
  5. What is the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen today?

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Preparing for the SAT – Spring 2015

SAT

Upcoming SAT Dates for the 2015 Spring Semester (Click here to register):

  • March 15
  • May 2
  • June 6

For much more information: College Board SAT Home

Free resources available on the College Board website:

Vocabulary resources:

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Khan Academy for Math:

Also check out the Sparknotes SAT Test Prep.

Happy Test Prep!

Teens and Tech: The Effects of Social Media

mind plugged inDiscussion Questions:

  1. How has the Internet and Social Media changed us as humans?
  2. How are we different in real life vs. online?
  3. Has the Internet and social media been a positive of negative influence on humanity?

Write a persuasive essay, with a clear argument and support. You must use outside evidence, either from in-class articles or research on the internet.

Online Resources:

Videos:

How has YOUR life been affected by the Internet and Social Media? Join in the discussion below.

Student Assignment instructions:

  • Write your full first name and last initial (ex: John Doe = John D.)
  • Write at least a three-sentence response to one of the questions above.
  • Or, you may respond to one of the other students who has already commented before you, still at least three sentences.
  • Keep your comments appropriate and academic. No text-speak (this is still a class discussion, just in a “virtual classroom”).