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For a minute or two a primary source made Bobby Franks come alive

Yesterday, a parent came in to class to share some primary sources he had acquired. Since we are in the middle of our research project this seemed an awesome “show and tell,” especially because the items he was going to … Continue reading

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Allegory over the river of capital punishment

We have finished reading Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Rushdie wrote this story while he was under a death threat (fatwa) from the Ayotollah Khomeni for writing the Satanic Verses. He was in hiding for ten years and wrote … Continue reading

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“…pleading for a time when hatred and cruelty will not control the hearts of men.”

Clarence Darrow died today in 1938. For the last 50 years, civil rights activists, lawyers, and labor leaders have gathered on this date to toss a wreath into the Jackson Park Lagoon from the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge, where his … Continue reading

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