• Optional Comprehension Test on A Mighty Long Way

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 3/20/2020 2:30:00 PM

    On Monday, March 30th, between 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, an OPTIONAL Comprehension Test on A Mighty Long Way will be made available. It will be posted on March 30th, but not before then. I am going to take note of who completes it and gives it a good, honest try! If you choose to take it, please do your best. This is not mandatory and is optional for each student, but completing it does give me some valuable data that will help me in my planning! 

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  • Reading Schedule

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 3/18/2020 9:45:00 AM
    Optional Reading Schedule: Reading and All Structured Notes Due Friday, March 27th
    Students, over the next few weeks, I ask that you complete your reading in A Mighty Long Way. While it is not mandatory, it will be really helpful for you to stay current. If you choose to participate in the reading, I'm attaching a reading schedule below that should help you to keep a good pace. In addition to the reading, an optional opportunity to complete structured notes will be available in Google Classroom. You will not need to complete them on paper in your workbooks since you're able to submit them to me electronically via Google Docs. Again, notes and reading are an optional opportunity, but it is certainly a good opportunity to stay in engaged and current in your learning! If you choose to participate, please give the reading and the notes a good honest try! 
    In addition to reading and notes, I will be administering an optional test. If you choose to take the test, it will give me some valuable data on how well you're understanding and comprehending. If you choose to take it, please do your best and give it a good, honest try! 
    If you're unable to purchase or order the book, I've detailed below ways that you can access the text online.
    The PDF can be found here:https://www.rooseveltufsd.org/cms/lib/NY01001495/Centricity/Domain/700/a%20mighty%20long%20walk%20story%20copy.pdf
    The recordings can be found here:
    Chapter 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRq4bfzDOeM
    Chapter 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU_qEbIituI
    Chapter 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVMghr2DGt0
    Chapter 12: Please refer to the PDF copy as no copy of Chapter 12 is available on YouTube
    Chapter 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTZDjrIMcLA
    Chapter 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm_ETi6ABGc
    Chapter 15: Please refer to the PDF copy as no copy of Chapter 15 is available on YouTube
    Chapter 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZxTI4lIQVE
    Chapter 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si3jMrKZsj0
    Below are the dates for both the reading and the Structured Notes which you will submit online in Google Classroom if you so choose to participate: 
    Thursday, March 19: Chapters 9 and 10 
    Friday, March 20: Chapters 11 and 12
    Monday, March 23: Chapter 13 
    Tuesday, March 24: Chapter 14 
    Wednesday, March 25: Chapter 15
    Thursday, March 26: Chapter 16
    Friday, March 27: Chapter 17  
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  • Digital Learning and Google Classroom Updates

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 3/18/2020 9:35:00 AM
    Please accept my Google Classroom Invitation. I've sent everyone an invitation to join. We will be utilizing Google Classroom moving forward. All assignments will be posted in Google Classroom and will be turned in via Google Classroom as well! Assignments are optional, but completing the reading and notes will help students to stay current and on pace. 
    If you have trouble accepting my invitation, please use the following codes: 
    1st Period: lksxw6f
    5th Period: 4gevkbr
    7th Period: b3pbqwu
    8th Period: nd3te7r
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  • March 10-13

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 3/9/2020 8:15:00 AM

    Monday: No School for Students! Teacher Workday

    Tuesday: We will check Chapters 7 and 8 Structured Notes, and will then view a picture book: Little Rock Girl. This provides a similar, yet unique perspective of the events of the integration of Central High School from the perspective of another member of the Little Rock Nine, Elizabeth Eckford. We will read Chapters 1 and 2. 

    Wednesday: We will study Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and listen to and read Martin Luther King Jr.’ Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech. We will be discussing the gist of the speech. 

    Thursday: We will work on Text Dependent Questions for the Montgomery Bus Boycott speech, then we will read Chapter 3 of Little Rock Girl. 

    Friday: We will study the impact that the media played in the integration of the Little Rock Nine, as well as the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.

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  • March 2nd-6th

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 3/1/2020 8:40:00 AM

    On Monday, we will be reading Chapter 5 and completing Chapter 5 Structured Notes. 

    On Tuesday, we will be reading Chapter 6 and completing Chapter 6 Structured Notes. 

    On Wednesday, we will be reading Key Excerpts from the Brown v Board of Education decision. We will work together on Text Dependent Questions and making connections to A Mighty Long Way

    On Thursday, we will be reading Chapter 7 and completing Structured Notes.

    On Friday, we will be reading Chapter 8 and completing Structured Notes.

    On Tuesday 3/10, we will check Chapter 7 and 8 Structured Notes!

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  • End of Unit Assessment

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 2/26/2020 10:05:00 AM

    Thursday, 2/26, students will take their first Major End of Unit Assessment for the quarter! The review we used in class today is linked here!

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  • Our NC School Hero: Mr. Rene!

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 2/26/2020 9:50:00 AM

    Please vote for our NC School Hero, Mr. Rene, at the link listed below! He is our school custodian, has a heart of gold, and works so hard every day to keep Durant in pristine condition!



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  • Thursday Night HW

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 2/20/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Students are expected to finish Text Dependent Questions on p. 38-40 and Question #1 on p. 41 pertaining to the Dissenting Opinion of Justice John Marshall Harlan. We will check these when we return to school! 

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  • Update: Assessments

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 2/20/2020 8:15:00 AM

    Due to the threat of inclement weather, we will plan to postpone our assessments until next week! Please pay careful attention to the following dates: 

    Monday, February 24th: Mid Unit Assessment (Minor) 

    Thursday, February 27th: End Unit Assessment (Major)


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  • February 24-28

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 2/20/2020 7:15:00 AM

    We are once again faced with playing catch up, but I have no doubt that with focus and diligence towards our school work, we can work to recover lost time! Please talk with your child about limiting classroom distractions so that we are 100% focused on the learning and instruction taking place. 

    On Monday, students will take the Mid Unit Assessment. 

    On Tuesday, we will be studying Jim Crow Laws present at the time, and how they impacted the lives of the Little Rock Nine, especially Carlotta. 

    On Wednesday, we will review 14th Amendment, Plessy v Ferguson, Brown v BOE, Jim Crow, and students will take review notes to help them study for their EUA. 

    On Thursday, students will take the End of Unit Assessment. 

    On Friday, we will study the following songs: I Know A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, and This Little Light of Mine. We will talk about how these songs are representative of the sentiments of the time, and how they are connected to Carlotta’s Journey to Justice!

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