Corridor Cultures: Mapping Student Resistance at an Urban High School

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“You know the real deal, but this
is just saying you got their deal”
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One semester, while teaching about the democratic revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, I handed out the first page of C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins, a historical classic that poses the Haitian Revolution as one of the most significant events in history. I also distributed an encyclopedia item on the event. In contrast to James's enthusiasm, the encyclopedia briefly noted that Haiti's Revolution was the most successful slave rebellion in history and placed greater emphasis on its subsequent economic and political failure as the poorest nation in the hemisphere. I asked students to read the two, after which we compared them together. I then asked them to write a paragraph about why they thought the representations were so different. Planning to use their theories to drive class discussion, I thought the lesson was going well. When we had compared the two texts, students were animated—some were fired up. But parlaying their verbal enthusiasm into writing was always a challenge, so when one student, Phil, began telling me his ideas aloud rather than writing them, I was not surprised. I politely cut him off and said gently, “Don't tell me, write it. You can share it with the class in a minute.” Phil stopped talking to me when I urged him to write, but he did not start writing (as was fairly typical of him). Several students, like Phil, loved discussion, were good historical thinkers and articulate speakers but struggled to express their thoughts on paper and, consequently, didn't do so when asked.

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