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Seeking Justice: Lesson 5, Discussion Questions

Questions from Oyster Academy. Question 1: How does today’s reading develop your understanding of gender roles and expectations in this text? Provide specific examples from the text. Today’s reading helped me understand that women are expected to do housework, like Jem says on page 78, “Not like a lady sewed ’em…” It also helped me […]

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Seeking Justice Lesson 3: Discussion Question

Discussion Questions from Oyster Academy-Seeking Justice: Lesson 3. Question: How do today’s chapters develop your understanding of class differences in Maycomb? The poorer aren’t as respected as everyone else. The Cunninghams are very poor and Scout was very disrespectful, as clearly shown when talking with Calpurnia, “He ain’t company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham-” (33) […]

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Seeking Justice Lesson 2: Discussion Questions

Questions from Oyster Academy-Seeking Justice: Lesson 2. Question 1: What can we infer about Scout’s character based on this first chapter? Provide specific examples from the text. She’s smart, having been able to read since she was a baby, “Scout yonder’s been readin’ ever since she was born, and she ain’t even started to school […]

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8th Grade Discussions

Seeking Justice Lesson 1: Discussion Questions

Questions from Oyster Academy-Seeking Justice: Lesson 1. Question 1: What was the relationship between gender and the perpetuation of Jim Crow? During the Jim Crow laws, it was always inappropriate for a black man to interact with a white girl or woman in a casual way, strengthening the assumption that black men will harm white […]

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8th Grade Curriculum 2019 – 2020

We’ve ramped things up over the last two years with a more vigorous curriculum. Despite my desire to not replicate school at home, my child is at their best when they have a schedule and enough work to keep them busy. Gerg panics when left to their own devices and would choose to stay in […]

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The Accidental Book: Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America

What began as an attempt to write a series of lesson plans for the WooJr.com ended with a full-on book for children and parents who are interested in learning and discussing about racism in this county. This two-year journey has taken me on a heartbreaking trip through hurt, anger, sadness, and often hopelessness and I […]