An Uncomfortable Conversation...
Today in class:
EQ: What is a stereotype?
Respond to the poem in the warm-up section of your journal.
What stood out to you? Why? How did it make you feel?
Create your own definition of the word "stereotype" and make a list of words that you have hears, used, or been called. I think we noticed that most stereotypes ARE negative or derogatory. TKAM is not about racial stereotypes. Rather, it's a way to break those stereotypes and to look beyond the judgments people make. People are not their skin color, religion, clothing, etc. They are a unique person with a heart and mind.
EQ: How does language change across generations?
HW: Type a 1 page response to today's topic in MLA format. You MUST use at least 1 quote! Due next class period. Also, bring TKAM book to class.