Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mandela and the Mockingbird

Right now, our eighth grade students are writing reflective essays in response to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  Tomorrow as they continue through this process, it will be in the shadow of a life spent fighting segregation and injustice.  With Nelson Mandela's passing, nations and individuals alike will mourn the death of a leader whose influence extended far beyond his own country's borders.  Chandler's students will see these quotes in Ms. Dretzka's classroom as they reflect on a book that also sought to challenge a policy of institutionalized segregation.

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