Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Senior Research Paper...Start Here!

Step 1- Think About an Issue that Appeals to You

Look at these sites to see what topics interest you:

ACLU
Amnesty International
NAACP
Opposing Viewpoints


Step 2 - Narrow Your Topic and Create a Question

Take a look at these tips in narrowing your topic down. You'll need to start with a good question.

Step 3 - Research Your Topic

  • Create keywords associated with the topic
  • Resolve to find:
    1. 2 books - try Google Books or the School Catalog
    2. 3 articles - Use GALILEO
    3. 3 websites

Monday, October 24, 2016

Even More Study Hacks


Do you know how to study? It's a an art, a science and a craft. You can develop the skills if you try. Take a look at these hacks that will take you to the next level.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Washington vs. Dubois Resources


Here are a few starter primary resources for your essays.

Books
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois
The Negro in the South by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois
Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil by W. E. B. Du Bois

Articles
The Case for Reparations


Supreme Court Opinions
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board of Education

Speeches
Speech to the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition by Booker T Washington
The Principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association by Marcus Garvey
Stokely Carmichael Speech at the University of California

Bibliography

Brown v. Board of Education. United States Supreme Court. 9 Dec. 1952. Legal Information Institute. Cornell University Law School, n.d. Web. 5 Oct. 2016.
Carmichael, Stokely. "Speech at the University of California." Speech at the University of California. 29 Oct. 1966. Speech.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "The Case for Reparations." The Atlantic (2015): 1-50. The Atlantic. June 2014. Web. 5 Oct. 2016.
Donvan, John. "Sisters: We Were Modern-Day Slaves." ABC News. ABC News Network, 20 Dec. 1970. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.
Dubois, WEB. "Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.
Dubois, WEB. "The Souls of Black Folk Paperback – November 28, 2014." The Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois: 9781505223378: Amazon.com: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.
Garvey, Marcus. "The Principles of The Universal Negro Improvement Association." New York City. 25 Nov. 1922. BlackPast. Web.
Plessy V. Ferguson. United States Supreme Court. 18 May 1956. Legal Information Institute. Cornell University Law School, n.d. Web. 5 Oct. 2016.
Washington, Booker T., and WEB Dubois. "Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915. The Negro in the South; His Economic Progress in Relation to His Moral and Religious Development; Being the William Levi Bull Lectures for the Year 1907."Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915. The Negro in the South; His Economic Progress in Relation to His Moral and Religious Development; Being the William Levi Bull Lectures for the Year 1907. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.
Washington, Booker T. "Speech to the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition." Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia. American Radio Works. Web. 5 Oct. 2016.
Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery, an Autobiography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963. Print.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)



Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) will begin at South Atlanta this week and we're so excited. We want all students to find something that interests them and actually have the time to read in a quiet and encouraging environment. This time is for YOU! Are you interested in starting your own business? The Black Lives Matter movement? Movie monsters? Anythings is game.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Best Apps for Students Who Win

Your phone can be a distraction if you let it, but it can also be the best study tool you have at your fingertips. Download these apps and see how they transform your study habits and your grades.


Forest App

You can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and leave this app to check Facebook or play a game, your tree will wither away.







Habitica App

Treat your life like a game to stay motivated and organized! Habitica makes it simple to have fun while accomplishing goals.

Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests!






Quizlet App

Master your classes with the leading education and flashcard app! Create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet students and teachers on thousands of subjects. If you're doing standardized test prep for big exams like the SAT or ACT, studying for an upcoming midterm or test in school, or just need homework help, you can feel confident with the powerful interactive learning tools in Quizlet’s learning app.



Wolfram Alpha

Need help with trigonometry? Wondering what the unemployment rate is in a given city? Wolfram Alpha has you covered.

The search engine's free app is an invaluable resource for all kinds of queries.