This entry will be in the Chapter 13/14 Interactive personal notebook. The Wayback for next week will be the close reading of the words from Fredrick Douglass and American Slavery As It Is. Remember in Many Rivers to Cross, Douglass was hired on the spot from his first speech in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Do we have a chattel or do we have a man?http://www.nantucketatheneum.org/about/testhistory/nantucket-the-abolitionist-movement/
Skip Gates stated that Frederick was so inspirational and articulate that the abolitionist movement hired him to speak for the cause. In the later years of Abraham Lincoln's Presidency Douglass and Lincoln will become friends, despite what their relationships was in 1860. Please use the download button here or find your own sources. But you need to have the link or citation for where you found the link for your source. Your group should use the technology well and appropriately. Other sources are below:
Best of luck!
Education for all!
We have discussed the changes to the Department of Education and the issues surrounding the presidential cabinet nomination process from CNN student news. Education is what we have believed creates a middle-class and upward economic mobility. Voters are generally a middle-class who have time to vote and get political. In America, we know no other way to create educated students than in our public schools.
In America, 98% of students go to our public schools. They are needed but have been critiqued for years after, Brown v. Board of Education. Even local Private schools started letter writing campaigns to impeach Chief Justice Earl Warren for his facilitation of a 9-0 vote on the Brown cases. In the 1980s, A Nation at Risk, took the debate further in that is said our public schools are worsening. Currently, states across the nation know undergraduate students do not want to go into the teaching profession and shortages are everywhere. President Trump has said "I'm a tremendous believer in education." Many of you in class have wondered about the ending of slavery and what came next to educate americans freed from slavery, Irish immigrants, and the less fortunate.
There were many battles after 1865, through Reconstruction, to the 1970s, and many legal cases were brought to the courts to create equality for all students. Ward v. Flood was important because it preceded both the Mendez, and Brown, and Spangler cases. Schools were already trying to create equality with the 14th Amendment just some years after its passing by the Federal government. The equal protection clause has been and still is very controversial in our country.
Cars pass by a billboard showing US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin placed by pro-Serbian movement in the town of Danilovgrad on Nov. 16, 2016. Putin and Trump spoke on the phone Nov. 15 and agreed on the need to normalize ties between Washington and Moscow, the Kremlin said. (Photo by Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images)
Enough of you have been asking in class during our class discussions, "Why has the current President not been given a chance?" This does seem very complicated. I know that CNN has been reporting on many stories and you should be staying tuned to the issues and facts. But there is so much to know, you need to make sure you do not get lost in the trees. Alexis De Tocqueville believed that as Americans one of our most vital jobs is to become intellectually prepared for voting and participation in Democracy. In class we are in the 1830-1850s and we see American institutions that we have long worked to change, and hope they will never come back to control power in our democratic society. Below are some stories you might want to listen to:
The chapter 11/12 Interactive Personal Notebook is due this next Wednesday. We were to write the date in our Agendas yesterday. Please make sure you are working on your ten minutes a night. Please ask questions here if you need help out side of class. Please be kind, respectful, and persevere, to get the notebook ready. Many students have been using way too many late coupons. But I know these are interesting times right now and many of you are stressed for a myriad of reasons. Take care Mr. C.
Central Historical Question: Were the Irish considered “white” in the 19th century?
Some of the students wanted a reminder what the other Waybacks were for the chapter 11/12 notebook. Here again is a reposting of a similar Wayback. Your notes from class will be very helpful. Those who did not take notes should make sure that their pair-share partner has a good set of notes. The historical conflict between many Americans was real and relates to today. Xenophobia and the fear of immigration has always been a religious, cultural, and economic issue. Below are the handouts you will be getting Wednesday. If you lose the copies please download them from the link below. You can also download the Wayback handout from the correct sections of the website. If you would like extra credit you could work on these historical cartoons from the 19th Century America and create and output. Good Luck.
Think about all the things that we have learned about the system Professor Gates explains. How the complex economic system ensured even family members could not be set free, because the Southern States made laws to ensure slavery. Even when it looks that Evangelical Southern families will give up the system of bondage of other humans, the making money of "clean cotton" changed all that philosophy of freedom. No longer would the southern agrarian or farmer culture give up such profits from slaves. The perspectives and values of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, will have to wait for all people enslaved for many years, some say still to come. America was still going to discriminate even when we spoke of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. For the Wayback Wednesday, What were lives like for Free African-Americans in the North prior to the American Civil War? Please use the discussion and documents to work on your 3rd Wayback Wednesday for your interactive personal notebook Chapter 11/12. You can use the links below and the primary source documents. Best wishes.
The book of life of real people, is what can watch from three different Americans. Through, Ty Durrell, Kara Walker, and Donna Brazile, we learned about their family history from Harvard Professor Skip Gates. You should have 5 ideas for each person. Think about what kind of output you might create for this episode from PBS.
We will in the future try and learn how the historians on PBS, did these research tasks and you will learn on your own, how to do these searches for your family.[You might have to get family permission] We might have a class project, to really learn, how we are all living history. I hope you have seen what the expansion of the western part of the country meant for many families. Also that you can see what slavery, the peculiar institution,is really like for people who have known connections and deep history to this experience. Remember the Race: The Power of an illusion-The Story We Tell and I recommend looking at the other people at the Finding your Roots site. There are all kinds of stories from multiple seasons. Please watch this episode as homework.
We also have a link on the class site under Home/Family History where you can learn about Story Corp and keeping you story in the National Archives for your future generations. You could look at the link from our site and we will talk how the PBS crew made the information and stories come to life in the present day. Post ideas and questions if you would like. Notebook Chapter 11/12 we have to choose a due date soon. We might do this Monday 2/6/17. Take care.
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
The South: American Slavery
Our system of American slavery was one of the worst in the history of the world. We were able to create a system that made the ideas about people permanent and enduring. WE used ideas that have created a racism that is still with us today. As I said in class, independent lens, had new documentary looking at the legacy of slavery in America. Accidental Courtesy looks at why the hate is still here. But there is a twist because the story tells how complicated this history happens to be. [get approval from parents if neccessary] Remember, many groups supported the current Republican candidate in 2016. It is real, current, and significant. Please use the below link so you can listen, and interact with any part of the article about slavery. It will help you with understanding your Chapter 12 notes. Also, Harvard Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, in Many Rivers to Cross, explains the past of American slavery and its legacies. There are two embedded episodes below. Let us end American racism. Best wishes. Peace , Love, & Happiness. Mr. C
Again February is Black History Month, because our country has tried to remove the voice and stories of African-Americans so often, this month has been named Black History Month. This history is all our American heritage, and has many ideas linked to our course. Many American people's stories are sometimes not heard.
Philosophie: Salon Center
Everyone of us is living history. We all have a story to tell and the ancestors that came before us that carved a way for us to become a new member of civilization. We also are learning that we are all related genetically and culturally in the family of humanity. All people’s past becomes part of all of us, and will always be completely intertwined with the entire world community.
From time to time we will have some ideas from words that give us wisdom about our world. Writers are some of the most insightful people that understand our modern and ancient world quite well. Feel free to read, think, comment on these ideas. It seems that some of the students would like to debate issues of government, economics, and history. This can be a forum for this idea. Also if you would like to do formal debates in class we need to prepare debate rule and procedures. This can be a start and then we can decide if we will proceed to bring the debates in class on topics we study. Please follow our classroom rules if you decided to write on the blog. Make sure that you ask questions, and be helpful, and mature in all your interactions. This can be a helpful way for you to share what you have learned and what you want to learn, or just share ideas. Also just submit an idea through an email, or web contact, and we can maybe add the idea. Send a picture with the suggestion for the classes. Thank you.
Photos above left to right: The Solon, by Raphael was a depiction of the place where ideas were discussed and debated. Greek democracy in the public sphere. Here is the philosopher Seneca talking to Nero-Claudius Cesar Drusus Germanicus [Roman Emperor 54-68 BCE]- about society,law, politics, ethics and morality. Anthem for the doomed!
Students can also decide to add a topic that can be approved and monitored by Mr.C. Please be responsible and follow the social contract. You can share ideas and questions on your now topics about our class. Friends can help each other study with their devices. Please only students, but fell free to share the forum communications with your family. This can be a source for all students.