[Surfnetkids: 05 Feb 2014] Carter G. Woodson

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#1. February 05, 2014

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Will you be watching the Olympics? I’m looking forward to the excitement and the competition, but with all the coverage about security concerns, I am also praying for everyone’s safety. I hope my fears are unfounded.

Here are some Surfnetkids resources for the games:

My web recommendations for the Sochi Olympics 2014

Winter Olympics Coloring Pages these include the Sochi mascots, and lots of sport specific coloring sheets

Can you find all the hidden sports in this interactive Winter Olympics word search?

Printable Club members can also get a printable version of the Winter Olympics word search puzzle.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Carter G. Woodson

by Barbara J. Feldman

Carter G. Woodson Printable (** for premium members only)

Despite his humble beginnings, historian Carter G. Woodson (1875 – 1950), the son of slaves, earned a PhD. from Harvard. He is known as the father of Black History Month and for his scholarly work promoting the accomplishments of African Americans.

ASALH: The Origins of Black History Month
“The 1960s had a dramatic effect on the study and celebration of black history. Before the decade was over, Negro History Week would be well on its way to becoming Black History Month. The shift to a month-long celebration began even before Dr. Woodson death. As early as 1940s, blacks in West Virginia, a state where Woodson often spoke, began to celebrate February as Negro History Month.” This one-page history tells the story of how and why Dr. Woodson formed the Association of the Study of Negro Life and History as well as the annual Negro History Week.

Biography: Carter G. Woodson
“One of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard, Woodson dedicated his career to the field of African-American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution. He also wrote many historical works, including the 1933 book The Mis-Education of the Negro.” Visit for a short video biography of Dr. Woodson as well as a two-page article about his life and accomplishments.

Goodreads: Carter G. Woodson Quotes
“The mere imparting of information is not education.” Goodreads is a book sharing site (now owned by Amazon.com) that allows readers to submit and vote on their favorite book quotes. Most quotes include a source (something frequently missing from online quote collections) and can be voted up with a like button. In addition to exploring the quotes by book, you can also traverse via tags such as bravery, courage or action.

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Carter G. Woodson Printable
Carter G. Woodson Wikipedia Printable
Black History Month Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” ~~ Carter G. Woodson ~~ (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) American historian known as Father of Black History. Click here to read more of Dr. Carter’s quotes.

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