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The Massacre of Black Wall Street in Tulsa 100 years later... What happened? Who or what is at fault? Why do so few Americans know about this?
Only 7% of LAUSD high school students have returned to reopened campuses, far less than expected. Why do you think this is the case? What will it take for you and your peers to feel positive about returning to campus?
Spring 2021: Schools and society at large are reopening as quarantine eases. What do you want to be different when school resumes for you? What do you want to learn about before this school year is over.
Atlanta Mass Shooting 2021: What happened in this event? What factors led for these things to happen? Was this event a hate crime and a result of racism or a random act committed by a violent crazy person?
LAUSD has announced a plan to return to schools after one year of distance learning. What are your thoughts about this? Do you and your family want you to return? How do you think this news will impact you and the rest of the Locke High community?
Controversy over Dr. Seuss. What are your thoughts about this event? Should Dr. Seuss be removed from school's and bookstores? Is this the appropriate response or is it a negative example of cancel culture against free speech?
(SOC) March 2021: Coronavirus pandemic distance learning for one year. What are your thoughts about school at this point in the pandemic? What works for you, what doesn't? What would you like to see happen next.
Politics and Power 2021: Biden-Harris Inauguration. What did you notice? What do you wonder? What stands out to you? What do you want or expect to happen next? Use evidence to support your opinion.
Politics and Power 2021: The US Capitol was momentarily overtaken on January 6, 2021. What has happened? Use evidence from one or more of the images to support your position. Provide an opinion and predict what will happen next.
Election 2020: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris declare victory in the 2020 election while President Trump disputes the results. What are your thoughts about this event? Cite evidence to support your opinion.
Media and Presentations
Civil Rights by Tony Lawson
First Presidents by Tony Lawson 5/5/2020
Locke High School Social Distancing Motivation Video
by Tony Lawson 4/20/2020
LA Galaxy Racial Townhall (2020)
Greetings, beautiful people!!! My name is Mr. Lawson and I am a veteran educator with over 16 years of experience within the classroom. Twelve years of my service has been at the historic Alain Leroy Locke High School in Los Angeles.
"Why COVID-19 is Hitting us Now"
by Alanna Shaikh - March 2020
"This is America"
by Childish Gambino
I am strong, healthy, and wise because I stand on the shoulders of Giants!