Let no time waste, part 2 (students)

As Salaamu alaikum,

Here are some assignments I would like each grade to work on. Type or photograph your responses and send in the comment box:

7th/8th grades social studies:
focus: Early American slavery did not equal racism
* keywords: racism & indentured servant (find definitions using The Merriam-Webster online dictionary)
* Read the Africans Come to Virginia section of page 69 (picture below). How does this passage show that racism was not a factor early on in American slavery? What do you think the term “permanent slavery” means? Was this closer to racism?

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6th grade ELA
focus: spelling and vocabulary/writing skills
* 3xs and 2xs
* Write a personal narrative about your winter storm experiences (2 – 3 paragraphs)

6th grade social studies
focus: Beginning of civilization
* On p88 of our text we read about “new kinds of clothing” as human societies changed from hunter-gatherer to farming. How is the ayah (verse) 80 of Sura Nahl related to this discussion? Write translation and answer the previous question.

5th grade social studies
* How is the ayah (verse) 80 of Sura Nahl related to the last sentence of your homework reading, p76-p80?
* Read the next two lessons 5 and 6 of chapter 2 and write a one paragraph summary for each lesson

7th/8th grade ELA
* Go to http://www.wordlywise3000.com/games/book08.cfm to play a variety of games for your most recent wordly wise lessons 13-16
* Write a personal narrative about your winter storm experiences (2 – 3 paragraphs)

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7 thoughts on “Let no time waste, part 2 (students)

  1. ASA says:

    1) The last sentence of the passage on pgs 76-80 relates to verse 80 of surah Nahl
    because it talks about how the Inuit have homes made of animals skin and the surah Nahl verse 80 talks about how Allah made animal skins for tents like houses.

  2. A.ali says:

    7&8thgr. keywords:racism-
    : poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race
    : the belief that some races of people are better than others

    indentured servant- a person who signs and is bound by indentures to work for another for a specified time especially in return for payment of travel expenses and maintenance

    The passage shows that racism was not a factor early on in American slavery because Africans were actually allowed to work for their freedom instead of racist people denying Africans their liberty & keeping them as slaves.

    I think Permanent Slavery means being a captive for good or forever.
    Permanent Slavery was closer to Racism because racist people in their racism, kept people as slaves for good denying them a chance for freedom.

  3. Zakariya Al-Kalai says:

    Indentured servant: a person who signs and is bound by indentures to work for another for a specified time especially in return for payment of travel expenses and maintenance.

    Racism: poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race; the belief that some races of people are better than others.

    The passage shows that racism was not a big factor in the early 1600’s because the Africans that were captured and brought on the ships were able to work and earn their freedom and eventually move on and be free.
    “Permanent slavery” means that you are someone’s slave forever and you cannot earn your way out and cannot escape it. I think this is closer to racism because that is treating them badly and making the slaves feel that they are less important than other people. The Americans treated their slaves very badly and hurt them so that is why I think it is closer to racism.

  4. Zakariya Al-Kalai says:

    I was very surprised that we were going to be off this long because one of snow. Our teacher actually told us a day before the storm to keep a look out for the weather because we might get a big snow storm. The storm was a really big one. We had almost 6ft of snow. The snow came down so quickly and it didn’t take long for us to be snowed in, and I mean LITERALLY snowed in! There was about four feet of snow in front of our door when we opened it the first day! My dad, brother and I went out to try and clear a small path but it was impossible, the snow was so heavy we just gave up and went back inside.
    I don’t think I should say this but I had a very weird experience over the first week. My cousins came trotting through the snow. My family and I were sitting then all of a sudden we heard banging on the door, we were kind of scared because we didn’t know who was crazy enough to come out in this storm. Then we thought about it and said maybe it was someone who was in trouble or something so my dad opened the door. There they stood my two cousins looking like two big snow men! I don’t know why but they said they wanted to get to the store to get some food. They couldn’t make it so the last place they could reach was my house. They live five minutes away, but they said it took them an hour and a half to get to our house! They ended up staying for two days. They kept on taking attempts to leave, but they were unsuccessful. The third day they made it out and went home. We had allot of fun with them during the break.
    The rest of the week we just stayed inside, my dad couldn’t get to work which was fun because he got to spend the whole time with us trapped in the house. I didn’t know about the 2nd week until Tuesday morning I didn’t get up for school. I was really happy we got all this time off of school. On Monday we went to visit my grandparent; that was actually the first time we left the house besides going to the masjid. When I went to the masjid, I would see allot of my friends and cousins. There were a lot of experiences during the break, but my favorite was my cousins being trapped at our house after attempting to go to the store.

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