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Discovery Education: Online Resources for Black History Month

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A Segment of: NetFiles: Show 305: Social Studies and African American History Applications

 

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Discovery Education: Black History Month Glogster

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Students created a glogster about a famous African Zmerican. This student sample show Ben Carson.

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Discovery Education: Ralph Ellison - An American Journey

Discovery Education: Ralph Ellison - An American Journey | Discover(y) Black History Month | Scoop.it

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey locates the origins of Ralph Ellison's artistic and intellectual aspirations in his upwardly mobile family who left the South for the relative racial fluidity of the newly ratified state of Oklahoma and named their son after poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ellison attended Tuskegee Institute on a music scholarship, but he found himself increasingly drawn to modernist literature and writing. He would later fuse elements of Eliot, Hemingway and Black folklore in the dizzying style of the jazz that he played and loved. After Ellison moved to New York, he associated with the Federal Writers Project and became a protegee of Richard Wright, who encouraged him to choose writing over music. After publishing short stories, articles and reviews, Ellison typed the words “I am an invisible man” and began the seven-year journey that paid off in his masterpiece. This richly symbolic, ironic, and often surreal novel describes a quest much like Ellison’s own to invent an identity independent of that imposed by society. Winner of the 1953 National Book Award, Invisible Man thrust Ellison not only into prominence but also into the vortex of the battles raging over the role of literature and art in politics, and specifically over Ellison's rejection of the "protest novel." Black Arts activists of the 1960s and 1970s condemned Ellison’s integrationist stance and "disengaged voice." In Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, Cornel West, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Terrance Rafferty and other cultural critics, reconstruct those debates and discuss the roles and responsibilities of a “Negro writer." Ellison’s responses to his critics are collected in the essays in Shadow and Act and Going to the Territory. He held that American Blacks and whites, whether they know it or not, are entwined in building a common national experience. Perhaps it was the difficulty of achieving such a synthesis that led to Ellison's famous struggle on his never completed second novel, Juneteenth, published only after his death. In the film, friends and critics discuss the book, but it’s a poignant reading by Toni Morrison that brings the novel to startling life. Ralph Ellison: An American Journey explores the many ways one of our most important writers and thinkers grappled with the question: "What does it mean to be an American?"

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Discovery Education: Black History Month Interview

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Students found a first-person perspective on the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement from one of the people the movement was about.

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Discovery Education: In Black and White - Conversations with AFrican American Writers: Toni Morrison

Discovery Education: In Black and White - Conversations with AFrican American Writers: Toni Morrison | Discover(y) Black History Month | Scoop.it

In Black and Whitehighlights the life and work of six contemporary African American authors: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, and August Wilson. Each program features interviews with the writers and excerpts from their books, locating their work in the context of African American history and letters.Toni Morrison explains her view of why "American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African American writers."

Please preview this video: It contains sensitive language and historical footage that may require preparation for your students

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Discovery Education: Black History Month

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A series of 11 powerful videos, including:

Stories of the Civil Rights Movement (04:58)

Martin Luther King (05:09)

African American Soldiers in the Military of the Early United States (02:50)

The Integration of Major League Baseball (03:18)

Bruh Fox and Doc Rabbit Build a House (06:52)

The Civil Rights Movement: The Role of Youth in the Struggle (25:36)

"I Have a Dream": The March on Washington (02:38)

Freedom Fighters (55:32)

Segregation in Twentieth Century America (01:15)

W.E.B. DuBois Founds NAACP (03:14)

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Discovery Education: In Black and White - Conversations with African American Writers: Alice Walker

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In Black and White: Conversations with African American Writers: Alice Walker

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Discovery Education: African American History Month PowerPoint

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This powerpoint is an overview of the history of African Americans. It can be used in conjunction with Black History Month, or as a supplement to any of your history lessons concerning the African-American struggle or Civil Rights. on Saturday, Jul 29 2006 at 04:51 PM

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