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Title: Expectations of AAS Students

Expectations of AAS Students
  • This course requires
  • advanced work, since this is a Social Studies
  • a great deal of reading
  • outside work on projects and,
  • application of the ideas concepts in African
    American Studies
  • Come to class prepared everyday with materials
  • No HOGS ! No LOGS! Everyone must participate in
    class and in group work!

Roots, Episode II
  • How are the slaves seasoned in America?
  • What does Kuntas master name him?
  • Why are slaves denied education?

Class Materials
  • 3-Ring Binder Paper for Notes
  • Spiral Notebook for Starters
  • Pens pencils
  • Supplies for projects to be announced throughout
    the semester

3rd period Get in assigned seats get out your
starter notebook!
Starter Thursday, September 4
  • Read A Vast Continent on page 59 of the World
    Cultures book and answer these questions
  • How many nations are in Africa?
  • What oceans surround Africa?
  • Why is Africas location in the world important?
  • List the regions of Africa.

Class Procedures
Attendance Procedures
  • Taking attendance
  • While students are working on starters, I will
    take attendance. If you are not in your assigned
    seat during your starter, you will be marked
  • Tardy Students
  • Students who come in late to class without a pass
    will be marked tardy. Excessive tardies will be
    referred to the office and to your parents.

Make-up Work Procedures
  • Make-up Work
  • Students who are absent will retrieve missed work
    from my website.
  • Search for the PSRC website- then go to LHS- go
    to Teacher Websites- then to S. Brayboy (History)
  • Retrieve classwork from the American Indian
    Studies Notes page.
  • I can stay after school for help on Monday
    Wednesday ONLY
  • You can also come see me during tutorials on
    Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. You must sign up
    on the board to receive a tutorial slip.
  • Students have 5 days to turn in assignments
    missed due to absence, without penalty

Starters Homework Procedures
  • Starters
  • Students will have a starter everyday
  • Starters must be completed in your starter
  • Starter notebooks are ONLY to contain starters
  • On Friday, I will collect starter notebooks for a
    quiz grade.
  • Starters are VERY, VERY important!
  • Homework
  • You will have very little homework in the class.
  • Most of your homework will be long-term project

Classroom Procedures
  • Classroom movement
  • Students are to be in their seats during all
    class activities.
  • Students are to ask permission before leaving
    their seat.
  • Cell Phones/MP3 Players
  • I do not want to see cell phone or MP3 players in
    my class.
  • Keep all cell phones on SILENT and in your bags.
    I do NOT want to hear vibration.
  • Absolutely NO TEXTING during class
  • If I see cell phones/MP3 players, they will be
    taken and can be picked up at the end of the day

Classroom Procedures
  • Going to the restroom
  • We will take a restroom break during class as a
  • There will be absolutely NO talking in the hall
    during the break.
  • Individuals who choose to talk in the hall during
    the break will have this privilege revoked.
  • Turning in work
  • All work is to be turned in to the box on my
    computer desk to be graded
  • If its not turned in to the box, it will NOT be
  • If it is put on my desk or in my hand, it will be
    put in the trash

Classroom Procedures
  • Headings for papers
  • Students need to place their first last name
    class period at the top of each assignment before
    turning in.
  • Papers with no names will be placed on the board
    for one week. If papers are not claimed within
    one week, they will be put in the trash.
  • Returning graded work
  • Graded work is placed in the wire boxes.
  • Students can pass out the graded work when they
    finish their starter.

Classroom Procedures
  • Working in groups
  • In this class, there will be times when students
    are required to work in groups.
  • Group assignments are required and will be
  • When working in groups, roles will be assigned to
    each member.
  • Students are responsible for completing the work
    designated to that role.
  • Textbooks
  • There is no textbook for this class
  • You will be required to read parts of books that
    will be checked out from the Media Center.

Classroom Procedures
  • Leaving Class
  • Students are not allowed to leave class to run
  • Students who are sick will be sent to the nurse,
    before being allowed to call home.
  • No supplies
  • Students are required to bring require materials
    to class everyday.
  • Students who do not have pencils should borrow
    one from a friend or see if there is a spare in
    the community supply box.
  • Students will not be allowed to stay in class
    without the required materials.

Classroom Procedures
  • Fire Drill Procedures
  • Students are to exit the building through the
    stairwell across the hall.
  • Students are to meet by the electronic sign so I
    can take roll.
  • Respecting the teachers space
  • Students are not to enter my personal area.
  • There are community items on the table in front
    of my desk that you are welcome to use.
  • Under NO circumstance, is a student to use my
    computer or the laptop/projector.

Classroom Procedures
  • Using Class Computers
  • Students are welcome to use my computers, for
    school purposes, with my permission, if you
    complete all assignments and have not missing
  • Students can use my computers during the tutorial
    period, with permission, for school purposes.
  • Each student is to use his/her own log in name
    and password.
  • Student ID cards
  • Students are reminded that they are required to
    have a student ID card.

Classroom Procedures
  • Late Work
  • Late work will be accepted one (1) day after it
    is due with a 10 deduction.
  • If work is not turned during the next class,
    students will be required to attend tutorial to
    make up the assignment, for a late grade.
  • Missing Work
  • Students who are absent have five (5) days to
    make up missed assignments with no penalty.
  • Assignments made up after the fifth day will be
    considered late and be graded accordingly.

Classroom Procedures
  • Posted Assignments
  • If you are absent and notice that you missed an
    assignment posted on the board, it is YOUR
    responsibility to see me during tutorial to get
    the assignment or access it on my website.
  • Extra Credit
  • Sometimes I offer extra credit assignments.
  • Students interested in extra work are encouraged
    to see me for assignments.

Classroom Procedures
  • Redoing Work
  • Sometime students are allowed to redo work for a
    better grade.
  • Unless there are special circumstances, I do not
    allow students to retake tests, although I can
    create an alternative version.
  • Incomplete work
  • Students will receive a partial grade for
    incomplete work.
  • Students will be required to complete the
    assignment for a late grade.

Classroom Procedures
  • Long-term assignments
  • Long-term assignments are listed on the board.
  • You are encouraged to always remember long-term
  • Contacting parents
  • I contact parents on a regular basis.
  • Students may receive a note to give to parents.
  • I frequently email parents as well.
  • Parents can stay up-to-date about this class by
    viewing my website and calling/emailing me.

Keeping the Room Clean Procedures
  • Eating Drinking
  • Students are allowed to eat and drink in my
    class, under the condition that they keep the
    room clean.
  • If students make a mess with empty bottles or
    food, this privilege will be revoked.
  • If students spill food or drink, they are
    expected to clean it up immediately.
  • Students will not be allowed in the teachers
    lounge to get food or drink.
  • Students will not be allowed to go to a vending
    machine on another part of campus to get food or
  • The Craft Cart
  • All craft items (glue, scissors, paper, crayons,
    colored pencils, rules, magazines) can be found
    on the Craft Cart.
  • Items taken from the Craft Cart are to be put
    back after each use.

Ending Class Procedures
  • Ending Class
  • Students are not dismissed by the bell, they are
    dismissed by the teacher.
  • Students are not allowed to pack up books before
    the bell, unless instructed by the teacher.

World Map
  • Directions Label color the World map. Label
    the following
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Brazil
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • The 7 Continents
  • The United States
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Islands
  • Atlantic Ocean

Use the atlas in the World Cultures book, pages
Starter Friday, September 5
  • Make a list of all ethnicities/ races/
    nationalities you KNOW you have in your family

  • Native American llllllll
  • English
  • White Illllll
  • Welsh l
  • Black Illlllllll
  • Jamaican llll
  • Norwegian l
  • Celtic l
  • German l
  • Irish lll
  • Dutch ll
  • Pilipino l
  • African
  • Dominican l
  • Greek l
  • Mexican l
  • Italian l

Unit One Becoming African America
Unit One Becoming African America
Study for your test!
Starter September 3
  • Read "Black or African American?" and answer the
    questions below
  • 1. Why is it important to clear on the preferred
    label for ethnic groups?
  • 2. Which term is growing in acceptance among
    African Americans? (Black or African American?)
  • 3. According to the chart, what is the preference
    for most African Americans?
  • 4. Which term do you prefer and why?

Starter September 15
  • Read Slavery in Colonial North America and
    answer the questions below
  • Describe the Atlantic Creoles.
  • Describe the slavery system of the Chesapeake
  • Describe the slavery system of the SC Georgia.
  • Describe the slavery system of the North.

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  • Create 3 questions about the Atlantic Slave Trade
    that could be used on your test.
  • 2 multiple choice
  • 1 essay question

Starter Tuesday September 9
  • Read Kunta Kinte and answer the questions
  • Where was Kunta Kinte from?
  • How many of his fellow countrymen women died en
    route to America?
  • Where was Kunta Kinte sold? Then, where did he
    go to live as a slave?
  • What is the Middle Passage?
  • How does Alex Haley know the story of Kunta Kinte?

Starter Thursday, September 11
  • Read The Business of Slavery A Caribbean
    Planters Ledger and answer the questions below
  • How much was each slave worth?
  • What types of items were spent on slaves?
  • What other types of people worked for Bryan
  • How can examining ledgers like this one help us
    understand slavery?

Starter Friday, September 12
  • Read The Middle Passage and answer the
    questions below
  • How many Africans died during the Middle
  • How long did the Middle Passage take?
  • How did people die during the Middle Passage?
  • How many Africans were captured each year between

Starter Wednesday, September 10
  • Examine the map Transatlantic Slave Trade and
    answer the questions below
  • How many Africans were transported to the
    Americas during the slave trade?
  • Where, in the Americas, were most Africans sent?
  • Compared to other destinations, were a lot of
    Africans sent to the United States? Yes or no?

Starter September 8
  • Read Class and Slavery in Ancient Africa" and
    answer the questions below
  • Describe the conditions of slaves in ancient West
    African societies.
  • Describe some of the rights of slaves in ancient
    West African societies.

  • Africa is geographically, ethnically,
    religiously, politically, and culturally diverse
  • West Africa is typically the ancestral homeland
    of most African Americans
  • There are several ancient civilizations of West

Ancient West African Civilizations
Pg 80- 83
European Exploration
  • Portugal Spain led the way in European
    exploration in the 15th century
  • In need of labor for their colonies in the New
    World, they focused on Africans
  • There was already a thriving slave trade in Africa
  • Africans traded slaves to Europeans, often times
    due to rivalries among tribes

Motives for the Expansion of Slavery
  • European demand for sugar drove up prices, making
    sugar plantations very profitable
  • Because the cultivation of sugar is extremely
    labor intensive, the Native labor supply could
    not meet the demands of the sugar industry
  • African slaves were then imported to meet this

The Slave Trade in Africa
  • Race was not a factor in the slave trade in
  • Usually slaves taken for use in Africa were used
    as concubines domestic servants (women
    children) or as soldiers (men)
  • Slaves were often captured in warfare
  • They were forced to trading posts on the coast
  • Slaves were stuffed tightly in slave ships for
    the trip across the Atlantic Ocean

Conditions on Slave Ships
  • Poor sanitation
  • Insufficient food
  • Widespread disease
  • Cramped conditions
  • Sexual abuse of women by crew of ships
  • Slaves would throw themselves overboard to drown
  • Resistance rebellion commonly occurred

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Atlantic Slave Trade
The Middle Passage
  • The Middle Passage was the middle leg in a
    triangular trade that linked Europe, Africa, and
    the Americas.
  • On this middle leg, slaves purchased with
    European products were transported to the
  • Once there, they worked in agriculture, producing
    commodities for the European market

Triangle Trade
Seasoning Process
  • Most slaves who survived the journey were first
    sold in the Caribbean (West Indies)
  • They were seasoned, by learning their new jobs,
    environments, language, and rules
  • Behaviors attitudes were modified to break
    connections with Africa
  • The goal was to produce efficient effective
  • Slaves were subjected to the humiliation of
    examination sale
  • They were often purchased by British later
    American plantation owners for work in North

Seasoning Process
Seasoning Process
Characteristics of Slavery in America
  • Most slaves were men, used for agricultural labor
  • Slaves became personal property, losing basic
  • The slave trade was outlawed
  • Britain in 1807
  • United States in 1808
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