FREEDOM Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach
What is Freedom? Instructions: Take a Post-it and write what you believe freedom is. When you are done writing it down, bring it up and “Post It.”
Tar Beach Questions: • What is a “tar beach?” • Why was it important for Cassie to fly? What would it mean to you to be able to fly? How does it relate to the theme of freedom? • What does the title of the book mean? Why is the roof important to Cassie’s family and their friends? • What does “freedom” mean to Cassie’s father? How does it relate to him “owning “the Union Building?
Activity: • Create your “Freedom”: • Express what you love or what brings you freedom. You may draw, color, cut and paste to express yourself. • HAVE FUN!
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Next Session: May 2, 2012 Benjamin Franklin & Ben and Me Jeopardy To prepare: Read the book closely. Study the Inventions of Benjamin Franklin I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you [...] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money. ~Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Benjamin Webb Pay it Forward Explore: http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/