WHAT WE DID: 2/22

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students turned in their odes and Open House invitations
    • Small group to answer AoW questions
      • Provide a brief summary of the article.
      • What is the most interesting detail? Explain.
      • How did the “black computers” become famous?
      • What is the author’s purpose? PIE? Explain.
      • What message did YOU take away? Explain.
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Small group to answer AoW questions
      • Provide a brief summary of the article.
      • What is the most interesting detail? Explain.
      • How did the “black computers” become famous?
      • What is the author’s purpose? PIE? Explain.
      • What message did YOU take away? Explain.

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH NOTABLE AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Percy L. Julian (1899 – 1975) is known as the “soybean chemist,” for his extraordinary success in developing innovative drugs and industrial chemicals from natural soya products. The firefighting solution he devised, known as “bean soup,” helped save the lives of thousands of sailors and naval airmen during World War II. His discoveries earned him more than 130 chemical patents and many professional awards.

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His spirit lives on in dozens of lifesaving discoveries, as well as in the halls of Percy L. Julian Junior High School in Oak Park, Illinois. Julian was quoted as saying, “I have had one goal in my life, that of playing some role in making life a little easier for the persons who come after me.”

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