Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Response to a Documentary - Section 3: Application


When the kids in my video (provided in resources) read their cards I was taken aback at first. They used the term "Black" numerous times.  There is nothing wrong with this, but I then realized that African American is rarely used, if at all in the documentary. Hearing it in the video didn't sound strange to my ears, but in our politically correct classroom, hearing the students say it in their cards, did, though they were repeating the words they wrote in their notes. 

It just made me wonder if the two terms are still interchangeable, or if African American is the only one our kids should use.  At the risk of making something out of nothing, I will still ask my kids to substitute African Americans in place of Black when they are writing the cards next year.

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Response to a Documentary

Unit 16: Speaking and Listening Practice
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: TSWBAT view a documentary and take notes on 3 x 5 cards about significant words, phrases, or ideas.

Big Idea: Who is this about? What happened, and why? Where did it happen, and when?

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English / Language Arts, summary (Composition Basics), sharing, word choice, summarizing, artifacts, discussions
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