These learning experiences engage students in the development of their socio-political consciousness and aid in the construction of their ability to be agents of change for their generation and communities.
The Urban Dictionary offers these definitions for a Woke Cypha:
Being Woke means being aware. Knowing what’s going on in the community. Relating to Racism and Social Injustice
Cypher or “cypha”:
- Anything cyclical. If you’re freestyling, you rap in a cypher (one after the other). Building and or countering off of ideas given prior. (Bold our emphasis)
- The process of tapping into your subconscious. A state of mind where thoughts and actions flow from your mind rather than being instrumented. Clearly shown in freestyle/beatbox circles and breakdancing.
Unit and Learning Plans
6th Grade Social Studies (Radesha Piles)
7th Grade Science ICT/ELL (Cassandra Baptiste)
7th & 8th Grade History ICT/ELL (Edwin Done)
9th Grade English (Antoinette Thorne)
11th Grade Humanities (Jacqueline Jackson)
12th Grade English (Tom McConkey)