Tag Archives: Black History

ca. 1990s --- A display of black and white buttons that include the "Poor People's Campaign," a Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream," a Malcom X "Our Black Shining Pride," and "We Shall Overcome." --- Image by © David J. & Janice L. Frent Collection/CORBIS

Lively Lessons: Civil Rights Movement

Lively Lessons: Civil Rights Movement

Many images of activists and moments from the Civil Rights Movement have become iconic symbols of barriers surmounted and prejudices overcome. By viewing these images closely today, students transport themselves to the time, place, and moment in history to better understand the impact of those people and that time.

FILE - In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. Deputy Marshals, including Charles Burks, top left, escort six-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La. The first grader was the only black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students were boycotting the court-ordered integration law and were taking their children out of school.  Bridges met with Burks Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at the Indianapolis Children's Museum in Indianapolis, where the two taped a video to share their experience with children.  The museum has a recreation of the school and class room.  (AP Photo, File)

#CelebrateWithDE and Join Us For a Virtual Viewing Party

Join Discovery Education for a Virtual Viewing Party on Tuesday, February 23, at 1 PM ET, as students across the country simultaneously share in the story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.

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#CelebrateWithDE – African Americans in the Arts

The contributions of black Americans to art and culture are practically immeasurable. One era of African American art, music, literature, and activism was the Harlem Renaissance between 1919 and the early 1940s. With these resources and instructional ideas, students make connections between the Harlem Renaissance, modern popular culture, and themselves.

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Slavery, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

Join Discovery Education for a Virtual Viewing Party on Tuesday, February 23, at 1 PM ET, as students across the country simultaneously share in the story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana. Afterward, take part in a virtual discussion and share reflections, comments, and questions and

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Mousey Monday – Black History Month

Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  February is Black History Month in the United States, and Canada. The annual observance is also known as African-American History Month. The month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first celebration of Black

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Fun Fact Friday: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the now-famous story of when she was considering quitting Star Trek, after the conclusion of the show’s first season. While she enjoyed being on the show, she

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