Pathfinder by Rob Patin
<ul><li>Tri County sophomore American Literature students read    Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Research inner-city African American life in the 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Students collaborate to create PowerPoint...
<ul><li>Civil Rights Digital Library   http://crdl.usg.edu/   </li></ul><ul><li>Ghetto Life 101: Radio Documentary by Soun...
<ul><li>Cayton, Horace, et al.  Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro    Life in a Northern City.  1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Hir...
<ul><li>Fanuzzi, Robert. Segregation City: Chicago in the 60s.    http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4810 </...
<ul><li>Movie:  A Raisin in the Sun.  Unrated. 1961. </li></ul><ul><li>Movie:  Down in the Delta.  Rated PG-13. 1998. </li...
<ul><li>Very limited—and outdated—references at our school </li></ul><ul><li>Collection can only be searched on librarian’...
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A Life of Struggle: African American life in the ghetto

  1. 1. Pathfinder by Rob Patin
  2. 2. <ul><li>Tri County sophomore American Literature students read Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” </li></ul><ul><li>98% of Tri County students are Caucasian </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment in Montcalm county remains one of the highest in the state </li></ul><ul><li>Help TC students understand the struggles of minorities </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Research inner-city African American life in the 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Students collaborate to create PowerPoint presentations about the following topics (Internet-based pathfinder): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History of the Chicago ghetto and white flight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crime, employment, and poverty in the ghetto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing and schooling in the ghetto </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satisfies research and technology Michigan Department of Education ELA Content Expectations </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Civil Rights Digital Library http://crdl.usg.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ghetto Life 101: Radio Documentary by Sound Portraits http://soundportraits.org/on-air/ghetto_life_101 </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Chicago http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of African American History http://www.charleswrightmuseum.net/living_history/#LivingHistory </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia (searches for white flight, South Side Chicago, ghetto, etc.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Cayton, Horace, et al. Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City. 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Hirsch, Arnold. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960. 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America. 1992. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson, William. When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor . 1997. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Fanuzzi, Robert. Segregation City: Chicago in the 60s. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4810 </li></ul><ul><li>Segregation City: For 25 years Chicago has been an open-housing pioneer, developing tactics and legal precedents that have been used throughout the U.S. That's the good news http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/segregation-city/Content?oid=878174 </li></ul><ul><li>Poinsett, Alex. Ghetto Schools: An Educational Wasteland. Ebony. August 1967. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Movie: A Raisin in the Sun. Unrated. 1961. </li></ul><ul><li>Movie: Down in the Delta. Rated PG-13. 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Lost Generation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Very limited—and outdated—references at our school </li></ul><ul><li>Collection can only be searched on librarian’s computer </li></ul><ul><li>Trimester schedule allows little time for lengthy research assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Resources place a stronger focus on Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Due to problems with technology (inoperable computers, network crashes, poor support, etc.), teachers are hesitant to do research-based projects </li></ul>

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