20 Questions: Racism 1) Do you have a pet?2) Do you like animals?3) Do you have a favorite animal?4) Which types of animals do you like (e.g. amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles)?5) What kinds of animals are kept as pets where you live?6) Which animals should not be kept as pets? King Arthur - Warrior, King King Arthur, the mythological figure associated with Camelot, may have been based on a 5th to 6th century British warrior who staved off invading Saxons. Synopsis King Arthur is a medieval, mythological figure who was the head of the kingdom Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It is not known if there was a real Arthur, though it is believed he may have been a Roman-affiliated military leader who successfully staved off a Saxon invasion during the 5th to 6th centuries. His legend has been popularized by many writers, including Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Ethnicity 3. Optional: Poetry (25-45 minutes. Some parts can be done as homework.) The Thrilling Tale of How Robert Smalls Seized a Confederate Ship and Sailed it to Freedom Darkness still blanketed the city of Charleston in the early hours of May 13, 1862, as a light breeze carried the briny scent of marshes across its quiet harbor. Only the occasional ringing of a ship’s bell competed with the sounds of waves lapping against the wooden wharf where a Confederate sidewheel steamer named the Planter was moored. The wharf stood a few miles from Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War had been fired just a little more than a year before. As thin wisps of smoke rose from the vessel’s smokestack high above the pilothouse, a 23-year-old enslaved man named Robert Smalls stood on the deck.
Discrimination based on Race 2. Exploring Institutional Racism: The case of apartheid and the Holocaust (60- 90 minutes per case study) Note: This activity requires two handouts for each case study. Each case study includes an Introduction and Timeline. Before class, print and make one copy of the appropriate introduction(s) and timeline(s) for each student. Cut the Timeline(s) you are using as instructed on the handout. Directions for using Apartheid handouts biography Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who became a politician, serving in both the South Carolina legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. Synopsis Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who escaped to freedom in a Confederate supply ship and eventually became a sea captain for the Union Navy.
Discrimination and Racism: Process This webquest will serve as your final for this semester. This unit will take the remaining two weeks to research your civil rights leaders, create a story board, write a script for the round table discussion, perform the round table discussion, record your performance, and evaluate your production. Be aware that your productions will be shared with other American Literature classes on campus during Finals Week. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! Make sure to use the planning guide given in class. You will be assigned into groups. Robert Smalls: A Civil War Hero’s Fight for Racial Equality One day, some years after the Civil War, a frail, elderly woman came to the house at 511 Prince Street in Beaufort, South Carolina, and as she had done innumerable times before, went in. She was Jane Bold McKee, and she had lived in this house with her husband, Henry McKee, for many years. But by this point in her life, Jane McKee was afflicted with dementia. She didn’t remember that before the war her husband had sold the property. During the war it was seized by the Federal Government from the new owner, who had become a colonel in the Confederate army, for non-payment of taxes.