Withers Week in Review: 12/7-12/11

United States History and Criminal Justice

This week...

As we continue our unit on Civil Rights, all of our classes are performing at high levels, working hard, and bringing wonderful positivity to the class every day. This has helped make our class discussions and study on the Civil Rights movement meaningful!


This week we will continue using Remind 101, which is a communication tool that helps teachers contact students and parents through an online texting update service. For updates on homework assignments and daily agendas please visit our class website at mrwithershhshistory.com. To receive text updates about homework assignments and upcoming assessments, please text @6h73 to 81010. For any questions that you may have, please feel free to contact me at cwithers@havsd.net


U.S. History: , Blocks 3 and 4

This week we are continuing our examination of the Civil Rights Movement by comparing and contrasting the strategies/philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X while examining the major protests, boycotts, and sit-ins that were prevalent during this time period.



Criminal Justice: Block 2

This week we are examining the Bail Bond system and it's overarching effect on today's impoverished prisoners. Below is an article that we'll be reviewing for our discussion.


Leon Neyfakh's Why Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/07/sandra_bland_is_the_bail_system_that_kept_her_in_prison_unconstitutional.html


This week's case analysis will be on Miranda v. Arizona.