Search Results - Search Results civil liberties - The Learning Network Blog Todd Heisler/The New York TimesThe Obama administration issued talking points for commemorations of the 9/11 attacks at home and around the world.Go to related article » Sept. 8, 2011 | Updated Since this post first went up, more teachers have written – and, the case of a former colleague, called – in to share more ideas. As teachers are making plans for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, many are concerned about how to make it meaningful because, they note, today’s K-12 and college students very likely have only dim memories, if that, of the events of that day. But today’s students did not experience other crucibles in our nation’s and world’s history: slavery, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War. And if you are still feeling reluctant, consider the comment from a student named Rachel on a guest post about why 9/11 should be taught: I am a student, and to be honest I really thought history was boring because all of the dates you had to remember for tests.
Living with Peter who dresses as Penny Peter kept Penny hidden from his wife Lou for 12 years. When he came clean, Penny became Lou's secret too - for more than a decade. It wasn't exactly clear who would be waiting for me at Leominster station in Herefordshire - but it was Penny who turned up. She was a tall woman in her sixties, dressed in a bright jacket and skirt. On another day, she might have looked very different. Sometimes Penny is Peter Ellis, 63, a retired teacher and former local councillor. She doesn't mind whether people call her "he" or "she". "I've tried to work out what I am for a long time - I think the current trend is to talk about being non-binary and I think that's it." We drove to her home to meet her wife Lou, 69, a retired nurse. "It took me until my 20s to work out it was because actually I wanted to be feminine." She describes experimenting a little bit at home when she was alone. "I walked around the block at about 9pm [at] night, in the dark. Peter's letter to Lou Penny agrees. Where are you going?
Parham Blog Hi, and welcome to the first edition of our family E-Newsletter. This is the April 2013 edition and we will be sending these out monthly around the middle of each month. This is a newsletter to keep you informed of our progress in bringing together the Parham Family records of the descendants of Edmund Parham and Sarah Copis. Sarah Parham arrived in Adelaide as a widow with 7 of her 9 children on 11 November 1839. Her daughter Sarah, with husband James Sparshott, had previously arrived in the colony in 1837. A Parham Family Gathering is being planned for the weekend 28-30 November, 2014, in Adelaide (and beyond). Your help in forwarding this email to siblings, cousins, children, parents, granchildren, aunts, uncles and others will be much appreciated as we attempt to reach all descendants and garner support for this great Family Project.
UH - Digital History Winners and losers at the Supreme Court this week | Texas on the Potomac The scene outside the Supreme Court Francis Rivera / The Houston Chronicle healthcare-scotus_fr01 Advocates for an expansion of Medicare demonstrate silently as opponents of the Affordable Care Act and self-described Tea Party supporters chant "repeal and replace" behind them. It is often said, but it is rarely true. President Barack Obama signs his health-care bill into law in March of 2010 (AP Photo) 1. No politician had more at stake this week than Barack Obama, and no politician was as big a winner. Nancy Pelosi after the Supreme Court upholds the Democratic health-care law. 2. Ah, revenge is sweet. How happy was she? Pelosi to Rep. Miller: “You bet your ass.” Pelosi: “I did.” Chief Justice John Roberts (Official photo) 3. At least for a week, John Roberts is a hero of the left. And even the most partisan Republican has to be pleased that Roberts convinced those four Democratic justices on the Supreme Court to call ObamaCare’s individual mandate a tax. 4. Roger Clemens (Getty Images) 5. 1.
AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp bound for overseas markets, including grocery stores and all-you-can-eat buffets across the United States. After being sold to the Gig Peeling Factory, they were at the mercy of their Thai bosses, trapped with nearly 100 other Burmese migrants. No names were ever used, only numbers given by their boss — Tin Nyo Win was No. 31. Pervasive human trafficking has helped turn Thailand into one of the world's biggest shrimp providers. The problem is fueled by corruption and complicity among police and authorities. More than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been freed this year as a result of an ongoing Associated Press investigative series into slavery in the Thai seafood industry. They ran. They weren't.
History Witch American History Best U.S. History Web Sites Library of Congress An outstanding and invaluable site for American history and general studies. Contains primary and secondary documents, exhibits, map collections, prints and photographs, sound recordings and motion pictures. The Library of Congress American Memory Historical Collections, a must-see, contains the bulk of digitalized materials, but the Exhibitions Gallery is enticing and informative as well. The Library of Congress also offers a Learning Page that provides activities, tools, ideas, and features for educators and students. The Library of Congress American Memory in particular is an outstanding resource for American history and general studies. Teaching American History This is a wonderful collection of thoughtful and thorough lesson plans and other resources on teaching American history. National Archives and Records Administration The NARA offers federal archives, exhibits, classroom resources, census records, Hot Topics, and more.
The Adarand Case - Constitutional Rights Foundation The Adarand Case: Affirmative Action and Equal Protection In 1989, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a contract for a Colorado highway construction project to Mountain Gravel & Construction Company. This general contractor then called for bids from subcontractors for parts of the project, including construction of highway guardrails. Adarand Constructors submitted the lowest bid for the guardrails. Mountain Gravel ordinarily would have accepted this bid. Adarand Constructors filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation. Does affirmative action violate the 14th Amendment's requirement of equal protection? How Did Affirmative Action Begin? The United States was a highly segregated society until the 1950s. The drive for equality took hold in the 1950s. By the 1960s, the civil rights movement was pressing Congress to do something about racial discrimination in employment. Despite Title VII, equal opportunity in employment for African Americans did not improve.