“I Have a Dream” Haikus
This assignment was one that was done during Black History month. As a class we read the "I Have a Dream" Speech. With each section we had to create a haiku about that.
Theme Essay: “The Necklace” and “The Spider and the Fly”
For this assignment we took a story and a poem and compared them. They were both different, but with the same theme. I did well on this essay because was able to describe both of the woman.
8th Grade Speech
This is a speech was fun to write because it was like a timeline. This essay was to explain the our years as as middle school student. I was a great essay that made you remember things you might have forgot.
Research Paper: “Struggles of African Americans During the Civil Rights Era”
This research paper was done to describe the struggles that African Americans faced during the 20th century. This was a paper that required a lot of effort to describe the tough situations that African Americans went through.
Gold Rush Assignment: Visual Representation
Frederick Douglass Narrative Poem
My life was not easy 6
I was born a slave 6
My mother was taken away from me 10
Birthday was forbidden 6
Father was never there 6
Mother never told me who was father 10
Father gone, so was mom 6
I felt no pain at all 6
Would never see her, she sacrificed so much 10
Had two masters my entire life 6
Were not the best people 6
The pain was as bad as someone dying 10
Watched my aunt hit with whip 6
The master had no heart 6
The wip was very happy hitting that skin 10
For I hid in terror 6
Not knowing what to do 6Seeing that changed my entire life 10
This was a poem that was to describe Douglass life. I did it in a 1st person point of view. After reading a bit of his story and getting to know who he was. It was easy to describe his life as a kid and as an adult.