Monday, March 30, 2015

Stand Up For What Is Right!

This news reporter did something extraordinary!  He saw racism, and spoke out against it on his big stage television!  He took a stand!  I wish we all would do that especially those who have a big platform!  I also loved he quoted my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein, "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing!"  This is so impressive!  WOW!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On the Road

This story will warm your heart, and remind you there are good people out there!  I hope we all find love like that!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Study Tips

I stumbled upon a great article about how to study, and I had to share it.  What I love about it is it addresses things students are facing today.  So I encourage you to read this article - it has lots og great advice!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Selma 50 Years Later

Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.  To remember that day, and the progress America has made Civil Rights Legends, Presidents, Black, White, Young, and Old made that famous walk.  I wish I could have been there!  President Obama made a speech to honor what happened on that bridge.  One of my favorite things he said was Bloody Sunday showed us hope and love can win over hate.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Silent Spring

A woman who has changed the world is Rachel Carson!  Her book Silent Spring has forever changed the environmental movement.  She put a spotlight on the problem, and had the courage to ask scary questions,  Rachel Carson made us think about the consequences of our actions!  On a side note Rachel Carson is always on the APUSH exam.  I do not know if that reinforces her significance, but she is IMPORTANT!  Below is a great article from the NY Times explaining the impact of her book:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Women's Suffrage

It is shocking to me that women got the right to vote only 96 years ago!  For everything this country stands for - you think Women would have the right to vote right away!  The Suffrage Movement began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention.  It took 79 years of blood, sweat, and tears to get the right to vote!  Women worked so tiredly so all Women could have the right to vote! 
By the start of the 20th Century Women were fighting so hard they were being beaten, starved, imprisoned, and tortured for the right to vote!  So especially to the ladies we MUST vote!  We are standing on the shoulders of courageous women who demanded change!  We owe them voting - they died so we could!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Remember The Ladies

One of the most fascinating things that came out of the creation of the US Constitution was the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams.  While John was at the Constitutional Convention - he would write his wife telling her what they were discussing.

Abigail reminded her husband to Remember The Ladies!  Too bad he did.  It has been a long hard fight for gender equality!