|Everyone in the class getting ready to learn.|
From the minute class started, Ms.Vallillo instructed the students to write a blog post about what they thought the Soweto Uprising was, based on the little knowledge they already had. After all students successfully completed the blog post, Ms.V showed the students a few pictures of The Uprising itself and they were supposed to write down what they saw, thought and what the wondered about the picure. 2 of the pictures showed a group of students protesting before the mass killing happened, the other one showed what looked like a pair of teenage siblings carrying a small child and running from someone.
|Gabe and Mateos working hard.|
After everyone wrote down what they saw, thought, and the questions they had about the picture, the class got into the juicy stuff. Ms.V gave everyone in the class a 3 page article about the Soweto Uprising. In this article, the author gave all kinds of information about everything from names of people that died to the exact times of the protests. When everyone finished reading, the class engaged in a big discussion about what they learned during the reading.
|Gian learning about The Soweto Uprising|
As you can all tell, this class every student in the room learned a lot and this class class will defiantly be what every single student looks back to during the rest of the unit.
Written by Jack Mariani acting as class scribe