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Friday, December 20, 2013

Write yourself in. Figment

Write yourself in. Figment: 'via Blog this'  Well, the folks at Random Buzzers have merged with Figment - a new website where you can submit your writing for publication, read books of different genres online and enter monthly contests! Check it out!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Grammar Girl : First, Second, and Third Person :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : First, Second, and Third Person :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™:

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Salt March — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

Salt March — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts: "Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is remembered for his nonviolent methods of effecting social and political change."  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated using the same tenets of pacifism and non-violence during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Dr. King Preaches Nonviolence | How Rosa Parks Fought for Civil Rights | Scholastic.com

Dr. King Preaches Nonviolence | How Rosa Parks Fought for Civil Rights | Scholastic.com: " "We cannot solve this problem with retaliatory violence," King tells the crowd calmly. "We must meet violence with nonviolence."

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Remembering Jim Crow : Presented by American RadioWorks

Remembering Jim Crow : Presented by American RadioWorks:

Read stories of people who were personally affected by the Jim Crow laws here.
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow | PBS

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow | PBS: "Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States. "  Learn more about what the Jim Crow Laws were and how they affected African Americans.

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Ku Klux Klan | Southern Poverty Law Center

Ku Klux Klan | Southern Poverty Law Center:  Many students asked what the KKK was / is. This short article gives a brief history of their organization.

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American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline

American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline:  This timeline starts much earlier and covers the advent of slavery in the Americas up to about 1968.  There is a lot of information here, but it is worth taking the time to read through some of it.

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CNN -The Civil Rights Movement

CNN -The Civil Rights Movement:  CNN's timeline doesn't have clickable links like the PBS website does (except for a few related stories at the very bottom), but it gives the information in an easy to read, condensed format.

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African American World . Timeline | PBS

African American World . Timeline | PBS:  This website has a great timeline of events during this tumultuous time in our country's history.  There are many clickable links - including links to music during the years of 1954 and 1971.  This may give you a better understanding of the quote you will be writing about this week.

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Martin Luther King - I Have a Dream on August 28, 1963 [Sous-titres & Su...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Random Buzzers

Check out the latest issue of Random Buzzers here to read excerpts of new books and to ask questions to some of your favorite new authors!

http://static.randombuzzers.com/newsletters/2013/RBnewsletter_MindGames2013.html

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Grammar Girl : When to Use a Comma with “Too” :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : When to Use a Comma with “Too” :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™: 'via Blog this'  Commas are often the subject of your writing teacher's ire.  Too many commas make reading a painful chore - especially if they aren't needed.  However, the loss of breath and subsequent passing out from reading horrifically run-on sentences that have no commas are just as painful!  This short article answers that age old question of whether you need a comma with the word 'too' or not! Quite painlessly, too, I might add!

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Kid - Charlie Chaplin

Science by Email | Sharks, Acidic oceans

Science by Email | Sharks, Acidic oceans: "News: The science of sharks         Following a fatal attack off New South Wales, sharks are once again in the spotlight. As tragic as these events are, shark attacks are so rare, scientists aren’t sure why humans are bitten at all."

Read more about sharks and check out this week's at home activity to learn about pH and ocean environments! If you do try the at home activity, make sure you have an adult present!  I would recommend safety goggles and be aware that you don't want to get bromothymol blue in your mouth.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Poetry Foundation - Newsletter

Poetry Foundation - Newsletter: " The Imaginative Man C.S. Lewis’s first love was poetry, and it enabled him to write the prose for which he is remembered. " 'via Blog this'

Holly Thompson & Pierce Brown Guest Post on our Blog Next Week!

Holly Thompson & Pierce Brown Guest Post on our Blog Next Week!: "Featured Book About The Language Inside: Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay with Emma's grandmother while her mom undergoes treatment. Read the full summary here!" 'via Blog this'

Read sample excerpts from new books and submit your questions for featured authors Holly Thompson and Pierce Brown!