Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Website Of The Day

Education World has a pretty good roundup of links, lesson-plans, and other activities related to Black History Month. From their site's introductory text:
Black history and culture is such a part of the American fabric -- and the school curriculum -- that it's difficult to imagine a time when that wasn't so. Established as Negro History Week in the 1920's by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans.
If you're like me, when it comes to teaching ideas, the internet has been a real Godsend. When I'm tired or in need of a quick remedy for those 'ole lesson plan blues, I think of the internet as a remedy prescribed by my very own specialist in new teaching ideas, Dr. Gratis.
Entries to this week's edition of The Carnival Of Education are due tonight. Get details right here; see our latest posts over there.