EDUDEAF: African American History on the Web

Key Words: Curriculum Materials, Social Studies,k-12

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Subj: Marting Luther King, Jr.
Date: 97-01-12 00:46:57 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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With Dr. King's birthday coming up this week (the 15th) and having the holiday next Monday I did some searching on the Web to see just what was available. The one site which had good info and links was:

http://www.seattletimes.com/mlk/

It also has links to sound clips. These won't be of as much benefit to many of us working with kids with profound losses. But, the other info is good. I have been reading a lot about Dr. King lately. Hearing his voice on the sound clips sends chills up and down my spine. Today (ashamed to admit it - but - for the first time ever) I read Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I probably won't use it with my elementary students. But, it was excellent reading for me. It's available on the WWW as are several other of his writings and speeches.

There are several other URLs related to Black History. I try to incorporate it into my curriculum throughout the year - not just in February. But, will certainly have more focus on it next month. If folks are interested I'd be happy to share what I've found.

Cathy

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Subj: More Online Story URLs
Date: 97-01-12 04:15:43 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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Anyway - since I can't sleep I decided to surf a while. As you might have gathered from various messages of late there's a multicultural theme about me. Tonight while surfing I found a site for online multicultural stories.

It has some EXCELLENT links as well. Here are a few URLs that may be of interest to folks. Many of them are TEXT only kinds of things and not perhaps good for younger kids. But, there are also some WONDERFUL stories for young children with neat graphics. Here's the general site:

http://curry.edschool.Virginia.EDU/go/multicultural/sites/onlinekidlit.html

Here are a few other sites that may be of interest:

http://www.stonesoup.com/ The children's magazine - online!

http://www.candlelightstories.com/candle.htm Varied - But, some neat things

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/books.html
A search tool for over 2700 online books - MANY of these are more adult text. But, it will also include children's lit as well.

Cathy

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Subj: Black History/African American URLs
Date: 97-01-12 21:45:10 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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Folks, here are some of the sites I have found while looking for info on Kwanzaa last month, Martin Luther King this month and for resources for Black History next month.

Cathy

Uploded by: B.J. Lawrence / Kent State University / Deaf Education Major