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12 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Black Heroes. Illustrated children's books teach kids about black leaders in art, music, science, entertainment, and social activism.

12 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Black Heroes

Having children read illustrated books about people who have made a difference in the world in science, music, art, and social activism is a fun and engaging way for them to learn about history. Art for Kids Hub - We love sharing art projects for kids! What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores. (iStock) Hampshire College is a liberal arts school in Massachusetts that has decided not to accept SAT/ACT scores from applicants.

What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores

That’s right — the college won’t accept them, a step beyond the hundreds of “test-optional” schools that leave it up to the applicant to decide whether to include them in their applications. 15 Reasons Going to an HBCU is an Experience Like No Other. Huffington Post The roads of HBCUs are paved in black magic.

15 Reasons Going to an HBCU is an Experience Like No Other

The more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation act as a safe space for black students to grow, learn and express themselves. Some may argue that predominantly white institutions (known as PWIs) provide a more realistic picture of the society black students enter after graduation, but HBCU students aren’t ill-prepared by any means. As a proud graduate of Howard University, one of the top HBCUs in the nation, I feel more than equipped to successfully maneuver through a racially biased world — and trust me, I’m holding my black power fist while I do. So, You Want to Play College Ball?

So, You Want to Play College Ball?

So, You Want to Play College Ball?

By Christopher J. Klicka, Senior Counsel for theHomeschool Legal Defense Association. Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects. Picture Books as Reading Books: 3rd-5th Grade Level – Eclectic Homeschooling. As I was considering which chapter books would work best as readers for my daughter this school year, I decided to go a different direction.

Picture Books as Reading Books: 3rd-5th Grade Level – Eclectic Homeschooling

There are so many great picture books that are designed to be read aloud by an adult that would work just as well. I went in search of classic picture books and chose ones that fell within the 3rd-5th grade level. Read your way to a love of math: 50 titles for ages 4-12. 7 Fun & Educational Black History Apps You Must Download - On The Black List. NFL Player Tackles Learning Issues On, Off Field. Why Black Kids Should Be Homeschooled. This is a guest post by Antonio Buehler.

Why Black Kids Should Be Homeschooled

He works with homeschoolers to identify individual learning styles so parents can better tailor their homeschooling approach to their children’s capabilities and needs. He also helps students who want to gain admission to a highly competitive college or university. The new trend in validating top students: Make them all valedictorians. The top student in a high school’s graduating class used to earn the honor of being the valedictorian, and traditionally that one student delivered a commencement speech that helped send his or her classmates out into the adult world.

The new trend in validating top students: Make them all valedictorians

But at Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School this year, there were 117 valedictorians out of a class of 457. At Long Beach Polytechnic in California, there were 30. And at some schools — including North Hills High outside of Pittsburgh and high schools in Miami — there were none. [High schools are doing away with class rank. What does that mean for college admissions?] Enjoy your memory report! 20 misused English words that make smart people look silly. We're all going on a family gap year. That year raced by with all the regularity and predictability of any other for us back home.

We're all going on a family gap year

Not much really changed, but this family returned from their travels transformed. They had the most incredible stories to tell and the most beautiful photos to share. They had gained insights and a world perspective. They talked of places I had never heard of, told stories I could only dream of and exuded a confidence that comes from stepping beyond one’s comfort zone and really living. A Thousand Rivers. Before there was Phonics or Whole Language, there was the "Alphabet method," sometimes called "syllabification," where students were taught the letters of the alphabet followed by rote memorization and then combination of simple two-letter syllables, like BA BE BI BO BU and AB EB IB OB UB.

A Thousand Rivers

Combined with ample doses of the "Whipping" method, it was apparently highly effective. The New England Primer, widely used throughout the northeastern colonies through the end of the eighteenth century, followed a short list of these syllable combinations with illustrated verses designed to show each letter of the alphabet in use (“In ADAM’s fall, we sinned all,” or “The idle FOOL is whipped at school.”) and then went promptly on to full texts of prayers, hymns, dialogues between Christ, Youth, and the Devil, and thrillingly lurid illustrations of Protestant martyrs being burned at the stake.

How Dual Credit Works for Home Schooled Students - Dual Credit at HomeDual Credit at Home. Books for Gifted Children from Gifted Education Publisher Royal Fireworks Press. 10 Movies for Kids about Scientists. Science is a field requires a lot hard work.

10 Movies for Kids about Scientists

As scientists, you not only need the scientific mind, but also the curiosity to explore more and the drive to persevere through hardships. For kids to stay in the science field, learning science knowledge is not enough. They also need learn all these characters that are needed to be successful in science. Today we share movies about scientists, hope these stories will inspire your young scientists. This is our 2nd post in the summer movies for kids series. New York City's Slave Market. On June 27, a plaque marking the site of New York City's main 18th-century slave market was unveiled in Lower Manhattan by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Reflecting on 300 years of local history, he drew a comparison between black life then and now: "It was true two, three centuries ago, even though it was never acknowledged. It was true then, it is true today. It will be true tomorrow. Black lives matter.”