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Student Response Opprotunities

Teachers can put the webpage up on the board and review the question and background information.  Students can text an answer or write it using an ipad.  They can review other comments as well.  These sites are made for 6-12 and also a good chance for students to practice commenting (what is appropriate and what is inappropriate?)

1.  Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population?

 

2.  How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

Youth Radio reporter Myles Bess in front of Michael Brown mural, St. Louis, MO. Photo by: Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Youth Radio reporter Myles Bess in front of Michael Brown mural, St. Louis, MO.
Photo by: Brett Myers/Youth Radio

3.  Was Justice Served by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury?

Protests after the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision

Protests erupt in Ferguson after the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision; photo by WSJ

4.  What Is Your Reaction to the Grand Jury’s Decision in the Ferguson Case?

Teachers can put the webpage up on the board and review the question and background information.  Students can text an answer or write it using an ipad.  They can review other comments as well.  These sites are made for 6-12 and also a good chance for students to practice commenting (what is appropriate and what is inappropriate?)

 

#Ferguson

Twitter has been an important source of information during the Ferguson protests and in their aftermath, although it requires an eye toward recognizing bias and the ability to filter information.  While it is necessary to recognize the active voices on Twitter, we do not officially endorse any #Ferguson twitter feeds. 

 

From the Website ColorLines

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Diversify your reading

Colorlines

"Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Colorlines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.

Colorlines is produced by a multiracial team of writers who cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers."

The Root

"The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers.  Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America."

This Week in Blackness

Radio, TV, Livestream

San Francisco Bay View

"The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, founded in 1976, is a communications network for the Black community worldwide, with its

  • website, www.sfbayview.com, the most visited Black newspaper on the web, second only to the Final Call, and
  • free print edition that’s distributed throughout the Bay Area and mailed to subscribers, including hundreds of prisoners all over the country.

Exciting, thought-provoking stories and commentary on the full range of Black trials and triumphs – covering the Black economy, politics, arts, education, history, current events, health, religion – and those of other communities, along with stunning color photography, fill the website and the pages of each paper,  a paper so popular that it disappears within hours of hitting the stands."

KPOO 89.5

"KPOO gives voice to the concerns of low income communities in San Francisco. Founded by Poor People’s Radio, Inc., KPOO’s ongoing mission has been to open the airwaves to the disenfranchised and underserved. Our station broadcasts news, public meetings, election, live events, interviews, public service announcements and music not heard on any other radio stations. As such, KPOO has continued to have a very loyal listening audience.

KPOO specializes in jazz, reggae, salsa, blues, gospel, and hip hop music. KPOO serves the Bay Area's Latin community with several bilingual programs a week, and also produces programs concerning Irish Americans, Arab Americans, women issues and Native American concerns. KPOO broadcasts live the weekly meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and non-stop election night coverage. KPOO also uses the airways to educate the community about important issues, including AIDS prevention, health concerns, use of the new technologies, prison affairs, and consumer protection.

 

Readings

 

A letter to Trayvon Martin from Eve Ensler

 

Grand Jury Documents

  • Documents Released in the Ferguson Case
    "Here are documents and evidence presented to the grand jury in Clayton, Mo., that was deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown. The documents were released by the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch. Note: Some of the documents contain graphic language." From the New York Times.
  • How the Ferguson Grand Jury Works
    From the Washington Post.
 

Opposing View Points

Gale Opposing Viewpoints provides full text access to differing points of view on current social issues. On the issues below, Opposing Viewpoints brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites. Use the search box on the right side of the Issue interface to search within results for Ferguson-specific information.

 

Bill of Rights Day- December 15

The Bill of Rights Birthday is December 15.  Celebrate it with fun polls, questions, activities and how it connects to what is going on with protests around the country at this website.

 

Thank you

I borrowed from the following libguides:

http://www.micds.libguides.com/ferguson

http://lawlib.buffalo.libguides.com/content.php?pid=629161

http://www.slj.com/2014/11/collection-development/st-louis-school-librarian-offers-libguide-on-ferguson/

Please visit them too!

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