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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: If You Know the Right Sites
3. Weekly Topic: Tuskegee Airmen
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. February 9, 2005
Two book related comments today. First, if you publish anything online, and are curious about tweaking Google AdSense for maximum revenue, here’s an e-book recommendation:
Second, I love Amazon.com. In fact, I love it so much that this week when they announced a year’s worth of two-day shipping for $79, I signed up.
But, dude, the library loans out books for free! And that is also way cool. Now, here’s a little technical wizardry that will look up a book in your local library catalog WITH JUST ONE CLICK while you are browsing that book at Amazon.com (or any of the other major online booksellers.) Don’t ask me to explain it. But if your library has an online catalog that is compatible, this free bookmarklet thing ROCKS!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. If You Know the Right Sites
Finally, an end to tedious Internet searches!
If you know the right sites, the Internet can be a powerful
blessing that sparks a passion for self-directed learning.
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#3. Tuskegee Airmen
by Barbara J. Feldman
Tuskegee Airmen Printable (** for premium members only)
On July 19, 1941, the U.S. Air Force began a program in Tuskegee, Alabama to train black Americans as military pilots. At the time, the Army was segregated, and only whites were allowed to fly. In the five years that followed, 992 black pilots graduated, receiving commissions and pilot wings. These black World War II pilots, who fought both fascism and racism, became known as the Tuskegee Airman.
Honor Thy Father: A Tuskegee Airman
Originally created in 1997 as a Christmas gift for her father, the public’s reaction was so overwhelming, that Phyllis Gomer-Douglas decided to not only keep the site online, but to continue to update it. With first-person stories and photos, Gomer-Douglas pays tribute to her father, Joseph P. Gomer, and his fellow Tuskegee airmen. “During World War II, black fighter pilots fought the Germans abroad and racism in the ranks … may we never forget … and may future generations understand the way it was.”
Legends of Tuskegee
“Tuskegee is more than a town located in Macon County, Alabama. It is an idea and an ideal. It was a bold experiment and a site of major African-American achievements for over 100 years.” This National Parks Service web exhibit honors three legends: Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Washington was the first principal of the African-American college that became the Tuskegee Institute. Carver was a teacher there for forty years. The Tuskegee Airmen (America’s first black pilots) were named after the Institute where they began their Air Force training.
“They said we didn’t have the intelligence, the demeanor, the courage to be combat pilots. They learned differently. It was never about color; it was always about education and opportunity. All we needed was a chance and training. And we seized it when it came,” explains fighter pilot Frank McGee, a retired colonel. This illustrated article from Airman magazine includes interviews with four Tuskegee Airmen, who explore the obstacles they overcame, and their accomplishments.
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#4. Note from a Subscriber
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#5. Related Games
Tuskegee Airmen Word Search
Printables Tuskegee Airmen Word Search
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#6. Quote of the Week
“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.” ~~ Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) American motivation author and founder of Science of Success
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