Reading Assignments 1
COMPLETE THE READING AND RESEARCH
ASSIGNMENTS BELOW BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24.
Friday, Oct. 24, we will be having a two-part reading quiz in class.
The first part of the quiz will be quotes said by people in the
book from the chapters you should have read for Assignment 1 Your job
will be to set those quotes in context. You will need to explain who
said the quote and to whom, what it was said about, where the character
was when s/he said it, when it happens in the story, and why it’s
significant to the story.
The second part of the quiz will be focused on the research you
completed for Assignment 2.
ASSIGNMENT #1—Complete by Friday, 10/24.
Read the Introduction and Chapters 1-4 (up to page
47). As you read, pay attention to the characters and the significant
things that happen. Keep in mind that Melba is the narrator of this story.
ASSIGNMENT #2—Complete by Friday, 10/24.
not be collected, but you will need to know the information for your reading
Research Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka,
Kansas. You may research this topic on the Internet or in the
encyclopedias in the Media Center. While researching this topic, find
answers to the following questions:
- What was Brown v. Board of Education?
What was it about?
- When was it decided? Who decided it?
- Why was Brown v. Board of Education so
important for the United States?