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Updated MONDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2000

Celebrate Black History!
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Black history and culture is such a part of the American fabric -- and the school curriculum -- that it's difficult to imagine a time when that wasn't so. Established as Negro History Week in the 1920's by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans.

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THIS WEEK

SPECIAL THEME

Celebrate Black History!
A month long emphasis on Black History and Culture!

LESSON PLANNING

Ten Activities Celebrate Achievements of African Americans!
Internet-based activities for celebrating Black History Month!

GREAT SITES

The Underground Railroad
Ten great Web sites for use across the grades!

TEACHER LESSON PLANS

In Other Words: Using a Thesaurus
Thesaurus: A synonym for better writing!

CURRICULUM

Climb Aboard the Underground Railroad T.O.U.R.!
Share, learn, and uncover a bit of America's past!

TECH IN THE CLASSROOM

Are You a Techno-Constructivist?
For that matter --- should you be?

BOOKS IN EDUCATION

Travel the Underground Railroad!
Visit slave cabins, auction yards, and other stops along the Underground Railroad.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
New American High Schools Make the Grade
Ten strategies to help schools transform themselves!

 

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