Black History timeline Roman rule in Britain begins. The Numerus Maurorum Aurelianorum, an African auxiliary unit, takes its position on Hadrian’s Wall (c100-c400) as part of the Roman army and helps guard the outermost reaches of the empire. Kingdom of Ghana. The Instagram Model – The Seattle Star Jonah didn’t believe in God until he discovered Nikki Bryce’s Instagram.He still remembers the photo that appeared on his explore page. She posed on a beach, a violet bikini on her golden, hourglass figure, while strands of strawberry blonde framed her freckled cheeks. According to Nikki’s caption, she was vacationing in Turks & Caicos.
Glued to Roald Dahl: the Guardian will stream The Twits One has mouldy cereal in his beard and revoltingly hairy ears; the other has a glass eye and a possible case of the dreaded shrinks. Their domestic life involves frogs in the bedsheets, wormy spaghetti and catching birds with the world’s stickiest glue. They are, of course, The Twits. Roald Dahl’s book about the gruesome twosome, which has long delighted and disgusted kids and grownups, is to be presented as a theatrical reading online 40 years after it was first published. Aimed at children aged six to 12, the reading will be streamed for free on YouTube by London’s Unicorn theatre and available to watch on the Guardian website. Performed by storytellers Martina Laird and Zubin Varla at the Unicorn, the unabridged reading is directed by Ned Bennett whose groundbreaking productions of Pomona, An Octoroon and Equus have shown him to be one of UK theatre’s most startling talents.
The Five Things I've Been Asked About the Most at the Start of the New School Year Every week I receive dozens of emails from teachers asking me for advice on all kinds of things related to education and technology. Many of those questions get answered during Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff on Thursday afternoons. Many of the questions I answer directly via email. As many of the questions I'm receiving lately are similar in nature, I thought that I'd address them broadly in a blog post. Timed Quizzes/ Cheating Prevention I've received a lot of questions along the lines of "how do I make sure my students are looking up answers for quizzes?" and "how can I give a timed quiz online?"
1619 Project (New York Times) In the history of the United States, black Americans were the only group for whom it was ever illegal to learn to read or write. And so when emancipation finally came, schools and colleges were some of the first institutions that the freed people clamored to build. Black Americans believed that education meant liberation, and just eight months after the Civil War, the first historically black college opened in the South. Howard University is among the most venerable of these institutions. Chartered in Washington in 1867, the school has educated some of the nation’s most notable black Americans, including Toni Morrison, Andrew Young, Zora Neale Hurston and Paul Laurence Dunbar.
A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile D... ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Detroit Free Press and Bridge Magazine. "Schools don't teach children the important things to be an adult" "From school to adulthood" by Csongor Balázs Everybody has questions about school. Does school teach us to be successful when we become an adult? Do we get a tutorial for life here? I think yes, we learn useful things, we learn how to adapt to situations and solve problems.
THE ACTANTIAL MODEL – Innovation and entrepreneurship in education The actantial model (Greimas, 1973) has traditionally been used to examine and describe the different roles, functions and actions in storytelling. However, the model can also be an effective tool for initiating development processes through narrative scenarios. The special strength of the actantial model is that it serves as a checklist of the key players of the project while creating a coherent picture of relationships, functions and possible actions. In short, the actantial model can be used as a tool for identifying possible development strategies, planning projects and communication. The participant model consists of 6 roles, which are denoted actants: Subject – Who is the “main character”? Hyperdocs: Create Interactive Google Docs HyperDocs are an interactive Google Doc and provide teachers with a way of presenting information to students in a fun and engaging way. They replace the standard, passive worksheet model of instruction and increase student agency. HyperDocs are much more than Google Docs that contain hyperlinks. They are carefully crafted activities that includes all of the components of the lesson in one central location. Click here to view an example of a HyperDoc.
The 1619 Project In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. The Illustrated Story Behind the Tulsa Massacre on HBO's Watchmen - Sponsor C... “If you bury something long enough, it can become very difficult to unearth.” Dr. Scott Ellsworth is a professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan and author of Death in a Promised Land, the first comprehensive history of the Tulsa massacre. He was also one of the lead scholars for the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and a key player in the battle to secure reparations for survivors. According to him, the lasting trauma of the massacre is also intrinsically tied to the silencing of survivors.
FIVE YEAR PHOTO PROJECT FIVE FRIENDS TAKE THE SAME PHOTO FOR 35 YEARS as told in the 2007 Santa Barbara News Press Santa Barbara News-Press Charlotte Boechler, News-Press Staff Writer October 24, 2007 10:34 AM You could say the friendship of a group of Santa Barbara High School graduates has developed over the years.