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June 20, 2014
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Today Is World Refugee Day — Here Are More Resources

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Today is World Refugee Day and here are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day:

The Refugee Project “is an interactive map of refugee migrations around the world in each year since 1975. UN data is complemented by original histories of the major refugee crises of the last four decades, situated in their individual contexts.”

There Are More Displaced People In the World Than Any Point Since World War II is from The Atlantic.

Refugees at Levels Not Seen Since World War II is from The NY Times.

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June 20, 2014
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More Good Resources On Race

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Here are new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism:

If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next? is from The New York Times.

Here’s a commentary on that piece:

In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team is from Think Progress.

Here’s a related video:

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June 20, 2014
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Friday’s New World Cup Resources

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Here are today’s additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil:

The 2014 World Cup, Part I is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

These 8 works of Anti-FIFA Graffiti are Covering The Streets Of Brazil is from Fascinating Pics.

World Cup 2014 Toolkit: Get in the Rhythm! is from VIF Learning Center.

World Cups from Past To Present show video highlights of the past eighty years of World Cups. It’s from the BBC.

The split-second psychology of football is from The BBC.

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June 18, 2014
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“Honoring Fred Ross Sr.: With Cesar Chavez, he formed the UFW”

I wrote This Is Great — Legendary Organizer Fred Ross, Sr. Selected For California Hall Of Fame a couple of days ago, and now Peter Dreier and Manuel Pastor, two more former colleagues from my organizing career, have just published an op-ed in The San Jose Mercury News about Fred’s selection.

It’s headlined Honoring Fred Ross Sr.: With Cesar Chavez, he formed the UFW.

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June 18, 2014
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Wednesday’s New World Cup Resources

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Here are the latest additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil:

Stop the Ball is a fun interactive from The New York Times.

Al Jazeera has a great site with all their World Cup coverage, which includes neat projects like the World Cup of Food.

World Cup Infographics is a site that’s collecting tons of infographics about…the World Cup.

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June 17, 2014
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“Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans”

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Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans is the headline of a useful article in Slate that gives details about the impressive interactive called The Invasion of America: How the United States Took Over an Eighth of the World.

It’s a “must-see” and “must-use” site when teaching U.S. History, and is an excellent illustration of our country’s avarice.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History.

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June 16, 2014
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This Is Great — Legendary Organizer Fred Ross, Sr. Selected For California Hall Of Fame

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The California Hall Of Fame has just announced that legendary community organizer Fred Ross, Sr. will “will join 81 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation.”

Ross, longtime mentor to Cesar Chavez and a legend in the community organizing community, certainly deserves the honor. He’s inspired countless organizers over the years, and my “holiday gift” to readers of this blog each year is a copy of his “Axioms For Organizers.”

I hope this recognition will bring more attention to his work and the work of organizing everywhere.

I learned about his selection today from his son, Fred Ross, Jr., a former organizer colleague of mine when we both were with the Industrial Areas Foundation.

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June 16, 2014
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Monday’s New Resources On The World Cup

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Here are today’s additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil:

Why do some people call it soccer? is from the History Channel.

HOW WE PLAY THE GAME is a NY Times interactive.

2014 Brazil World Cup – Round-up 1 is an ELL lesson from Breaking News English.

Slate has compiled a fun video collection of goal celebrations from The Cup.

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June 15, 2014
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Sunday’s World Cup Resources

June 15, 2014
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The Best Resources For Learning About Freedom Summer

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It’s the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer:

Freedom Summer was a 1964 voter registration project in Mississippi, part of a larger effort by civil rights groups such as the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to expand black voting in the South. The Mississippi project was run by the local Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), an association of civil rights groups in which sncc was the most active member. About a hundred white college students had helped cofo register voters in November 1963, and several hundred more students were invited in 1964 for Freedom Summer, a much-expanded voter registration project.

On June 15, 1964, the first three hundred arrived. The next day, two of the white students, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, both from New York, and a local Afro-American, James Chaney, disappeared. Although their badly beaten bodies were not discovered for six weeks, certainty that they had been murdered swept the country and helped precipitate the passage of a long-pending civil rights bill in Congress

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Freedom Summer (and I’m sure I’ll be adding more during the next couple of months):

Freedom Summer is from the History Channel.

50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle is from NPR.

50 years ago, ‘Freedom Summer’ changed South, US is from the Associated Press.

PBS will be showing a movie titled “Freedom Summer” later this month. The movie’s site has lots of resources.

Here are related teacher resources from the Smithsonian.

Here’s the Freedom Summer segment from “Eyes on the Prize.”

Still Learning From The ‘Pearl Harbor’ Of The Civil Rights Movement is from NPR.

In anniversary ceremony, historic church is center for Freedom Summer lessons is from The Hechinger Report.

People came together 50 summers ago to transform education’s trajectory – let’s finish the job is also from The Hechinger Report.

The Tragic Success of Freedom Summer is from Politico.

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June 14, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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John Lewis: “You Must Find A Way To Get In Trouble”

Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis gave the commencement address at Emory University last month.

Here’s an excerpt, followed by a video of the entire speech.

I’m also going to use the excerpt with a writing prompt next year in my U.S. History class. The prompt will be:

What does John Lewis mean when he says it’s important to get into trouble? To what extent do you agree (or disagree) with what he is saying? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

I’m adding this post both to The Best Commencement Speeches and to My Best Posts On Writing Instruction (which is way I collect my writing prompts).

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June 14, 2014
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June 13, 2014
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Today’s World Cup Resources

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Here are the latest additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil:

Football and motivation is a World Cup lesson for English Language Learners.

The World Cup In The Classroom – Visualizations Of FIFA 2014 As Teaching Tools is from the ASIDE blog.

The Common Craft #SoccerGuide comes from…Common Craft. Thanks to Richard Byrne for the tip.

Here’s a YouTube playlist of World-Cup related ads.

FIFA World Cup 2014 starts in Brazil is a Boston Globe photo gallery.


Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Football Comes Home: Soccer as Religion in Brazil is a photo gallery from TIME.

The World’s Love Affair With Soccer: A History in Photos is also from TIME.

The World’s Ball is a NY Times interactive on the history of the soccer ball.

The World Cup of Everything Else is from The Wall Street Journal, and may be the most fun and the most useful interactive for the classroom out there.

This chart shows how much more popular the World Cup is than the Super Bowl is from The Washington Post.

World Cup City Guide is from the BBC.

Photos: The World’s Game is from the NY Times.

World Cup Venues is an Associated Press interactive.

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June 10, 2014
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A Zillion New World Cup Resources

Here are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil:

Here’s a great interactive from The NY Times on some star players.

Brazil Prepares for the World Cup is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

The Best Players at the World Cup, in GIFs is from The Atlantic.

Football to Football Translator is a fun Chrome extension.

The pick of the World Cup songs is from The BBC.

A look at World Cup jerseys since 1930 is from The Washington Post.

Here’s a different kind of video about the World Cup from Amnesty International:

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