Presentation on theme: "I’ve Been on the Mountain Top 1/17 I.Bellwork: Copy the sentences and put the commas in the correct places: 1. On Friday January 13 2012 we had a snow."— Presentation transcript:
I’ve Been on the Mountain Top 1/17 I.Bellwork: Copy the sentences and put the commas in the correct places: 1. On Friday January 13 2012 we had a snow day. 2. There was a MLK Jr. commemoration ceremony at 133 Main Street South Bend IN 46618. 3. Despite our snow day on Friday January 13 today is still a maroon day; don’t get confused.
II. Vocab Review 1.What are some ways you can induce anger in another person? 2.If you wanted to stay awake, which drink would be most potent? 3.Where are some places you would never want to take a rapier?
III. Literary Element: Allusion Definition: A reference to a character, a place, or a situation from history, music, art, or literature. King makes lots of allusions.
IV. Reading Strategy: Problem and Solution 1.Definition: Looking for the remedy to an issue 2.Problem and solution is often a main purpose in a persuasive speech
V. Background A.In April 1968, MLK Jr. traveled to Memphis, TN, to lend his support to African American sanitation workers who were on strike. B.The mayor refused to negotiate with nearly the nearly all-African American union organization that called the strike. C.On Aril 3, MLK Jr. spoke to about 3,000 people and he was assassinated the next evening.
Background: A Long Walk Home Odessa is a maid for a white family in Montgomery, AL, in 1955. She rides the bus to work everyday, where she must sit in the back or stand if a white person wants to sit in her seat. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat around this time, which sparked the bus strike, similar to many other non-violent strikes African Americans had been demonstrating.
Assignment RS: 455, 458, 459 Answer: What are some problems Odessa and other African Americans faced in ALWH? What did they do to try and solve them?