Literature Circle: When They Call You a Terrorist – Grades 7 – 10 – Spring 2022- 10 Weeks
Tuesday, March 29 2022 @ 3:00PM - Wednesday, June 15 2022 @ 4:30PM EDT| $250.00
Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ and asha bandele’s instant New York Times bestseller, When They Call You a Terrorist is now adapted for the YA audience with photos and journal entries!
A movement that started with a hashtag–#BlackLivesMatter–on Twitter spread across the nation and then across the world.
From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful.
In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
In literature circles, small groups of students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students’ responses to what they have read. You may hear talk about events and characters in the book, the author’s craft, or personal experiences related to the story. Literature circles provide a way for students to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books. Collaboration is at the heart of this approach. Students reshape and add onto their understanding as they construct meaning with other readers. Finally, literature circles guide students to deeper understanding of what they read through structured discussion and extended written and artistic response. This specific course is geared toward higher level thinking. Each literature circle role is directly connected to the 11 elements of critical thinking: big ideas, rules, trends, patterns, language of the discipline, ethics, relationships over time, details, unanswered questions, across disciplines and multiple perspectives.
The class will be a combination of reading comprehension, discussion, lecture and projects.
Please make sure you purchase the YOUNG READER’S VERSION of When They Call You a Terrorist. See Syllabus for details.
BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE TOPIC, STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO READ AHEAD OF THE CLASS.
Students should expect approximately two hours of homework weekly.
Have your child join us in this powerful class.
9th and 10th grade Students may take .5 high school credit for English, Social Science/Psychology or Elective.
Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.