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The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity

The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity
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African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68) The African-American Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. A wave of inner city riots in black communities from 1964 through 1970 undercut support from the white community. The emergence of the Black Power movement, which lasted from about 1966 to 1975, challenged the established black leadership for its cooperative attitude and its nonviolence, and instead demanded political and economic self-sufficiency. During the same time as African Americans were being disenfranchised, white Democrats imposed racial segregation by law. Violence against blacks increased, with numerous lynchings through the turn of the century.

Video Book Trailers, Author Videos, and Educational Videos for Teachers This Month's Featured Videos (8) Scholastic News: Martin Luther King Scholastic News: Martin Luther KingA video about a man that changed America. Kid Reporter Interviews Ruby Bridges Kid Reporter Interviews Ruby BridgesOn Nov. 14, 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American student to attend William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans. Fifty years later, Kid Reporter Abi Lista talks with Bridges about her experience. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Miss K's English lessons: 2- jeux/activités en ligne Quelques activités pour apprendre/réviser les loisirs en anglais! Quulques activités pour bien réviser les couleurs en anglais!! (cliquez sur les images!) sur cette page, essayez de dire de quelle couleur sont écrits les mots! c'est le même principe ici, sous forme de jeu! Attention, c'est chronométré! (activités trouvées @ echalk.co.uk) Combien de verbes connaissez-vous en anglais? A few webistes pages to help you learn or revise how to tell the time in English! Quelques sites pour vous aider à apprendre ou réviser à dire l'heure en anglais! Cliquez sur ce lien pour jouer à un jeu en ligne! Il faut cliquer sur les "fusées" pour faire éclater les feux d'artifice sur Londres! a large choice of online winter games! Pour les 6ème en priorité (mais les 4ème ont le droit de réviser aussi!!)

The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery - CNN.com Blogs Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943. I believe that the admission of these persons will add to the strength and energy of the Nation." Learn More Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement -- Literacy Tests Literacy Tests & Voter Applications Alabama Georgia Louisiana: Mississippi South Carolina Background Today, most citizens register to vote without regard to race or color by signing their name and address on something like a postcard. Prior to passage of the federal Voting Rights Act in 1965, Southern states maintained elaborate voter registration procedures deliberately designed to deny the vote to nonwhites. This process was often referred to as a "literacy test," a term that had two different meanings — one specific and one general. The more general use of "literacy test" referred to the complex, interlocking systems used to deny Afro-Americans (and in some regions, Latinos and Native Americans) the right to vote so as to ensure that political power remained exclusively white-only. Poll taxes. While in theory there were standard state-wide registration procedures, in real-life the individual county Registrars and clerks did things their own way. — © Bruce Hartford

Top Teaching Forty-one tabs. Seriously, I had 41 tabs open on my laptop at once. Forty-one glorious gems that I just could not close, many of them printable resources ready to be utilized immediately. Time spent finding these resources? Probably thirty minutes. Tops. Anyone who has ever touched Pinterest can attest that it's highly addictive. Read this post to learn about some of the quick and easy literacy ideas I've found through Pinterest. Photo: Visit The Inspired Apple (tab #32) for some gorgeous anchor chart and lesson ideas. "Black Power" Era The impressive March on Washington in the summer of 1963 has been remembered as one of the great successes of the Civil Rights Movement, a glorious high point in which a quarter of a million people—black and white—gathered at the nation's capital to demonstrate for "freedom now." But for many African Americans, especially those living in inner-city ghettos who discovered that nonviolent boycotts and sit-ins did little to alter their daily lives, the great march of 1963 marked only the first stage of a new, more radical phase of the Civil Rights Movement. You probably just finished reading the first chapter of the Civil Rights Movement. (Hint, hint.) Isn't it incredible how much had been accomplished by civil rights activists from World War II to the 1963 March on Washington? Isn't it staggering just how much had been sacrificed, how high the stakes had been raised, and how widespread the movement had become? Let's quickly review some highlights. How can this be? Not exactly.

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Desegregation The Civil Rights Movement is sometimes defined as a struggle against racial segregation that began in 1955 when Rosa Parks, the "seamstress with tired feet," refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Alabama. Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court case that attacked the notion of "separate but equal," has also been identified as the catalyst for this extraordinary period of organized boycotts, student protests, and mass marches. These legendary events, however, did not cause the modern Civil Rights Movement, but were instead important moments in a campaign of direct action that began two decades before the first sit-in demonstration. The story of the American Civil Rights Movement is one of those tales that is told again and again and again, often with a few protagonists, a couple of key events, and one dramatic conclusion. Right? Well, not really. Absolutely. So, when did that movement emerge and how? Nope. Without a doubt!

From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers Your video will begin momentarily. Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers are turning up on driveways across the countryFliers, usually left with candies, appear to be part of a wider recruitment effortThe Klan may be seizing on a time when race and immigration are dominant issues, some say (CNN) -- Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It's unlikely the group would accept him. "I'm Colombian and dark-skinned," said Londoño, a painter and construction worker who has lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island for 30 years. The flier was tucked into a plastic bag along with a membership application, the address for the KKK national office in North Carolina, a list of beliefs and three Jolly Rancher candies. Gen. Actors in the silent film "The Birth of a Nation," released in 1915, portrayed Ku Klux Klan members dressed in full regalia and riding horses. Klan members march in a parade in Washington in 1927.

What can Teachers Learn from Nelson Mandela to Make a Difference? We teach language to help people communicate. Why do people want to communicate? ​ ​To express the human story through myth, inspiration and powerful transformation. ​ ​Let’s dig deeper into the story of Nelson Mandela and help our students think, communicate and become active narrators in the search for peace and what makes us human. What can we teach students about Nelson Mandela through the power of video and multi-media? Let’s dig a little deeper to find out;) 1) The Video: I chose this BBC video as a modern day look at Mandela’s legacy beyond South Africa. Then we ask questions and dig a lot deeper. Beyond politics, what other dark forces in our human nature perpetuate the kinds of violence and prejudice that can seem to be so innate in humanity as to be chilling to the core. When we stare into the black hole of violence and face the shadow side of life, how do we remain optimistic, inspired and willing to risk all for the common good? Our better natures. Where are they when we need them?

Civil Rights Movement Heroes for Kids (Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr.) by Borgna Brunner The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s challenged racism in America and made the country a more just and humane society for all. Below are a few of its many heroes. Rosa Parks Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, left work and boarded a bus for home. Martin Luther King, Jr., heard about Parks's brave defiance and launched a boycott of Montgomery buses. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It wasn't just that Martin Luther King became the leader of the civil rights movement that made him so extraordinary—it was the way in which he led the movement. These peaceful forms of protest were often met with vicious threats, arrests, beatings, and worse. Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall was a courageous civil rights lawyer during a period when racial segregation was the law of the land. His most important case was Brown v. The Little Rock Nine Although Brown v.

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