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September 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: President Obama At The Opening Of The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum (Plus Teaching Ideas)

President Obama spoke today at opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. You can read more about it at this Washington Post article, African American Museum opening: ‘This place is more than a building. It is a dream come true.’

I’ve embedded the video of his speech (he begins at the nine minute mark) at the bottom of this post. Here’s the transcript.

He talks a lot at the beginning about the importance of story-telling and what he says meshes very well with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s popular TED Talk, “The Danger Of A Single Story.” Many teachers use it in the classroom now, and I think portions of the President’s speech would be an excellent addition to those lessons.

You can find more info on that idea in two previous posts:

“the danger of not having your own stories”

Useful TED-Ed Lesson On “The Danger of a Single Story”

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources On The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum.

September 20, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: PBS News Hour Does Excellent Segment On Where Presidential Candidates Stand On Ed Issues

The PBS News Hour just aired this excellent segment reviewing where the Presidential candidates stand on education issues.

In addition, the posted this: Chart: Where do the presidential candidates stand on education?

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections.

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