Anyone else obsessed with reading news stories about Covid-19 and the vaccine rollout? I was pleased to read that in the U.S., our vaccination programs are picking up steam. In your locale, are they vaccinating teachers yet? Have you had your vaccine?
I’ve had mine because I’m over 65, and I was tipped off by my daughter when same-day appointments opened up at a local drive-through vaccine center. She saw the announcement on Twitter. Next week I get my second dose! I’m very (very!) excited.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Black History Month
Black History Month Printable(** for Premium Members only)
In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” to honor the history and contributions of African-Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays of two Americans that dramatically affected the lives of Blacks: Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809) and Frederick Douglass (February 14, 1818). The week-long observance officially became Black History Month in 1976.
African American History Month
This site pays “tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” by indexing Black History Month content across seven federal agencies (including Library of Congress, National Archives, and the Smithsonian Institute). The collection includes audio and video, online exhibits, image galleries, and resources for teachers.
Biography: Black History
“African-American history is filled with the tales of inspiring individuals – many of whom overcame great odds to leave their mark on the United States.” Biography.com’s collection of biographies are presented here with the newest entries at the top. To traverse to the next page, use the “See More” link at the bottom. Or, to find a particular hero, use the search function in the upper right-hand corner.
History: Black History Month
“President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to ‘seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.'” Begin with the two-minute video on the origins of Black History Month, then peruse the related content in the right-hand sidebar, which includes a gallery of Black Women Musicians and a look at the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Black History Month Printable
Black History Month Wikipedia Printable
Martin Luther King, Jr. Printable
Rosa Parks Printable
Tuskegee Airmen Printable
Sojourner Truth Printable
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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. Read more quotes from Carter Woodson by clicking the link.
Surfing the Calendar
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Valentine’s Day Crafts Feb 14, 2021
Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages Feb 14, 2021
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