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Mrs. Vandigriff's Website

Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Maya Angelou's Offical Website

Memoir -  The impact of a personal story
Autobiography - Facts about a person's life

University of Miami - Life Lessons

Read some of Maya Angelou's Poetry

Maya Angelou the Poet
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
"Still I Rise"

Assignment One:  The Memory Paper
Select a favorite picture to share with the class.
Write a two - four page paper that captures an important moment in your life.  Examples may be Eighth Grade Graduation, Weddings, Birth a family member.
Assignment Two:  Civil Rights
Identify and reserach one of the following topics:
Brown vs. Board of Ed
Segregation/Intergration - Laws; Effects on Community
Important Role Models in the African American Community
View Remember the Titans to understand the impact of integration; the role of sports as a bridge to equality; and the meaning of prejudice.