Description : Civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) developed a citizenship education program that enabled tens of thousands of African Americans to register to vote and to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. Clark, who began her own teaching career in 1916, grounded her approach in the philosophy and practice of southern black activist educators in the decades leading up to the 1950s and 1960s, and then trained a committed cadre of grassroots black women to lead this literacy revolution in community stores, beauty shops, and churches throughout the South. In this engaging biography, Katherine Charron tells the story of Clark, from her coming of age in the South Carolina lowcountry to her activism with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the movement's heyday. The enhanced electronic version of the book draws from archives, libraries, and the author's personal collection and includes nearly 100 letters, documents, photographs, newspaper articles, and interview excerpts, embedding each in the text where it will be most meaningful. Featuring more than 60 audio clips (more than 2.5 hours total) from oral history interviews with 15 individuals, including Clark herself, the enhanced e-book redefines the idea of the "talking book." Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the enhanced ebook:
Description : An up-close and personal view of one of the most powerful leaders of the twentieth century. Study the Great Depression, explore the causes of WWII and the rise of fascism and examine the impact Roosevelt's famous speech had on saving democracy around the world. Includes activities, charts, maps and time lines.
Description : Learn about each stop on the historic Freedom Trail and meet famous figures from the American Revolution, too. Topics include facts and review questions. Also includes maps, internet research ideas and multiple intelligence activities.
Description : Interpret political cartoons, analyze court decisions, read current legislation, examine the origins of each of the 10 amendments and give contemporary examples. Handouts and primary source materials included.
Description : "American Black History" is a concise yet thorough treatment of 500 years of African American history from its origins in the civilizations of Africa through the grim early years in America and the quest for freedom and civil rights. Richly illustrated, the book vividly details the rise of slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the role of blacks in the nation's wars, the Harlem Renaissance, the emergence of the civil rights era, and the arduous struggle for the full claims of citizenship. Lively portraits of key cultural and political figures such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and countless others make clear the enormous contributions of blacks in America. Tests, answer key, and bibliography are included.
Description : The Constitution introduces students to the Preamble, the Articles of the Constitution, and the Amendments that followed. The activities will help students explore why the Constitution was needed in the first place and what arguments and compromises were made in order to make it happen. Students will meet the signers of the document and learn about the process they went through to draft the final version. Activites include games, interpreting political cartoons, vocabulary, constructing a time line and government tree.
Description : The study of the Emancipation Proclamation introduces students to the famous document that was the beginning of the end of slavery in the United States of America. Through a variety of activities, students will learn the history of this document and explore its meaning and impact on the nation.
Description : Chock-full of interesting facts for students to discover about this unique, and flawed, American symbol of freedom and about the birth of the American nation!
Description : This is an idea book. It was designed for you, the literature teacher, as a time-saver that brings together key ideas, background information, and suggestions for teaching the novel successfully. Choose from the suggestions in the book to suit your style; adapt and expand on activities as they suit your students. Above all, this book is meant to be a tool to assist you in intensifying your students' involvement with the text and with the way literature helps to make sense of our world.
Description : A fascinating look at the history, meaning and controversial aspects of the pledge and its relevance to the present day. Includes a reproduction of original 1892 editorial cartoons and activities based on two Supreme Court decisions.