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Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity – TED Talks

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Teaching 9/11

Teaching 9/11 - Lessons to inspire your students

Teaching 9/11 - Lessons to inspire your students
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From WE SHALL OVERCOME To YES WE CAN!: Our First African-American President – A Blog-Quest Curriculum for Fifth Grade – Robert Ross, Teaching Artist & Frank H. Jump, Cert. Instructional Technology Specialist

(Left) Scene in Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864. Note building with sign reading Auction & Negro Sales, a slave trade business. Slave auction ad (middle) On right: Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture. - Wikipedia

(Left) Scene in Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864. Note building with sign reading "Auction & Negro Sales", a slave trade business. Slave auction ad (middle) On right: Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture. - Wikipedia

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

I. Slavery in the New World: Which Side Are You On?
II. Abolitionists & The Underground Railroad
III. The Civil War: A Moral Dilemma Tears Apart The Nation
IV. Reconstruction: From Bondage to the Ballot Box to Public Office
V. The Jim Crow Era
VI. We Shall Overcome: Brown v. The Board of Education
VII. I Have A Dream: The Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s & 1960s
VIII. African Americans in High Places in the USA
IX. Yes We Can: Barack Obama Becomes Our First African-American President
X. Recording Session

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Project created and written by Robert “Bluesman” Ross
This project is made possible with funds from the Local Capacity Building Initiative, a regrant program of the Arts in Education Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by BRIC Arts / Media / Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Project designed for blog by lead teacher, Frank H. Jump.

Robert Ross has worked with our school through BRIC’s Rotunda Gallery. This grant was written by Ross for our school, PS 119, where I teach technology. I took Ross’s curriculum, in which the task for students is to write four lines of rhyme or rap for each section, and created a blog-quest with links to the songs and lyrics, in addition to providing powerful images culled from the Internet with additional links and resources. Feel free to use this in your classrooms. Please leave comments.

Souvenirs From ANY – A Teaching Tool On The Amersfoort NL – Amersfort, Brooklyn Connection

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Wait One Cotton-Picking-Minute!

Picture History

Picture History

Thursday Cotton Picking Day at Lillie Burney Elementary (Hattiesburg, MS) – where children were invited to dress as slaves for a plantation reenactment – was cancelled. – Ausetkmt’s POD313 DailyNews Blog

Openmedia.org References FAB

Open Media dot org

Openmedia.org – Wikimedia

“Monitoring media projects that use wiki methods.”

Alabama school-board win an LGBT victory

Victory Fund

Alabama voters elected the state’s first openly gay male official Tuesday, picking Howard Bayless for a seat on the Birmingham Board of Education.

Gary Stager – Worried About America

Gary Stager

Gary Stager wrote an eloquent and heartfelt response on his blog Education’s Place for Debate to the recent “lynching” at Columbia, the cutting of children’s health care (S-CHIP), and the school shooting in Ohio. Here is my response:

Gary, I document fading ads and came across your blog while searching for the keyword “nostalgia.” Ten years ago, these signs were a metaphor for my unexpected long-life with HIV/AIDS and have been a symbol for my survival. The fading signs have now started to have new significance, symbolizing our fading freedoms and fading moral character as a society. Although lynching is not my idea of the good old days, today’s symbolic lynching seems even more menacing since it is coming from an informed point in history and occurred in a place where one would expect one to have been better informed. We’re becoming a nation without compassion.

Nostalgia, in this case, is perhaps a caustic throwback rather than a fond memory of the good old days. Recently Professor Gerald Torres on the PBS Special “Life Part Two” called nostalgia corrosive. Gloria Steinhem called nostalgia a form of obstructionism on Bill Maher’s HBO “Real Time.” Racism, is both corrosive to our societal fabric and obstructive to the progress we have made as a functional and inclusive society. Dysfunction appears to be on the rise and is not necessarily a sign of feelings of nostalgia but rather a foreshadowing of the rising fascist sentiment that is also prevalent in Europe today. If we continue to teach peace, then why do we find this behavior on the Higher Educational level? Fear and cowardice have been some adjectives to describe this behavior. I see it more as calculated and heinous.

I’m worried about America too Gary. Especially as a gay educator. The current climate of xenophobia, homophobia and racism exists in an American culture that should have learned from its past. Perhaps we are not doing our jobs as teachers? Perhaps we are not modeling the behaviors we espouse for our students. There needs to be a more public outcry from those in positions of perceived authority on all issues where individuals human rights are being abused or threatened. Teaching tolerance isn’t enough. Acceptance of “the other” and inclusion of those with differences (or perceived differences) needs to be taught. I don’t want to be tolerated by an American public. We can tolerate the heat or mosquitoes. I want acceptance. Transgendered, bisexual, gay, black, Asian, Muslim, Iranian…. all “others” should demand it. But it needs to be taught from an early age. Elementary my dear Watson. And with Compassion!

Frank Jump
https://fadingad.wordpress.com

Fabulous Florals @ Steffie’s Wereld (World)

Steffie's Wereld