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10 Apr 20+ Resources to Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day! - April 15TH
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Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers - short video
Baseball Almanac - Jackie Robinson Quotes
Teaching with Documents
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Baseball Hall of Fame
Readers’ Theater Script 
docstoc: Jackie Robinson Printables
Scribd: Jackie Robinson Printables
Interview with Rachel Robinson - Scholastic
Glogster: Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Fact or Opinion - Interactive (very nice)
What’s my Line video
The Jackie Robinson Story - 1950 full length film (Jackie is in the film!)
Official Trailer for 42
Jackie Robinson Time Line
Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Baseball Card Maker App (1.99)
Printable Baseball Card Templates (free)
Create a Free Motivational Poster
My Hero
Homestand interactive
The Science of Baseball interactive
Math Baseball
MLB Baseball Coloring Pages
Crayola Coloring Page
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20+ Resources to Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day! - April 15TH

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16 Feb

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Terrific resource for Black History Month that can be used all month long, Plus two FREEBIES! Makes a great bulletin board too.

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I created 24 “Who Am I?” cards featuring African Americans, 11 women and 13 men, that can be played as a game or just enjoyed as fact cards. The cards are bright and attractive and include an African kente cloth border, image of each individual and 5 interesting facts. 

The game can be played by 2 or more players. Students are given clues and the sooner they guess correctly the more points they earn. The game can be played daily, starting with a few cards and adding more as you go along. Soon you will be able to play with all the cards and students will be answering quickly.

I also added a template (2 sizes, color/b/w) so students can create their own “Who Am I?” card. Once they have chosen their subject they will need to add facts to their card. It’s not numbered so you can choose how many they add. You can add these to the game or even a bulletin board. Or if you prefer they could write a mini-bio of the African American they chose. The template is perfect for either.

…and because I used U.S.postage stamps for this packet I also included a template for students to create their own Black Heritage stamp. The U.S. post office allows stamps to be used freely for educational purposes.

Laminate the “Who Am I?” cards and your students will enjoy them for years to come! 

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24 colorful African American “Who Am I?” cards (3 1/2 x 5)
Templates for students to create their own cards(color and b/w) aprox. 5x7 and 7x9
Black Heritage stamp template
Complete instructions

Below are two of the 24 cards

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Below are two freebies from my “Who Am I?”…Black History Edition.

Students will enjoy creating their own Black Heritage stamps just like the U.S. Post Office. Hope that you can use them. :-)

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Hope you stop by my TpT store and check them out.

07 Feb Cool resource! The National Museum of African Art has a nice interactive feature called TxtStyles to Fashioning Identity.  
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 From the past to the present learn how symbols are used in African fashion. Lots of neat interactives and activities.

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More kid friendly stuff from the National Museum of African Art.
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Go On a Live African Safari (Fantastic resource!)
 
Black History Month––Martin Luther King Jr.Day

Cool resource! The National Museum of African Art has a nice interactive feature called TxtStyles to Fashioning Identity.  

#BlackHistory #sschat #edtech

From the past to the present learn how symbols are used in African fashion. Lots of neat interactives and activities.

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Added to image Countries for Kids LiveBinder

More kid friendly stuff from the National Museum of African Art.

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Go On a Live African Safari (Fantastic resource!)

30 Aug All About Explorers Features information and links for 14 explorers*.
*Or maybe not. Thanks to a savvy reader of KB…Konnected apparently everything you read on the Internet, even from good looking websites such as this one, is not necessarily true. 
Sara comments: “This is a website designed to teach kids NOT to believe everything they read on the internet, not to teach them about explorers. Read some of the articles, such as the one about Christopher Columbus. It teaches that a good-looking website doesn’t mean it’s true.”
I had to laugh when I read the first sentence in the Columbus bio which states he was born in 1951. 
OK, that being said, this site would be a perfect tool to teach a lesson to students that everything they read on the Internet is not necessarily true and that it is always good to cross reference facts with reputable sites/resources. It’s also a good lesson to be learned by this blogger. LOL
A HUGE shout out and thanks to Sara! Much appreciated.
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HyperHistory
Pawn Shop Math (Featuring actual objects from the hit series “Pawn Stars”!)
Black History Who Am I? Game
7 Binders for Social Studies Great Resources!
Nat Geo Young Explorers

All About Explorers Features information and links for 14 explorers*.

*Or maybe not. Thanks to a savvy reader of KB…Konnected apparently everything you read on the Internet, even from good looking websites such as this one, is not necessarily true.

Sara comments: “This is a website designed to teach kids NOT to believe everything they read on the internet, not to teach them about explorers. Read some of the articles, such as the one about Christopher Columbus. It teaches that a good-looking website doesn’t mean it’s true.”

I had to laugh when I read the first sentence in the Columbus bio which states he was born in 1951. 

OK, that being said, this site would be a perfect tool to teach a lesson to students that everything they read on the Internet is not necessarily true and that it is always good to cross reference facts with reputable sites/resources. It’s also a good lesson to be learned by this blogger. LOL

A HUGE shout out and thanks to Sara! Much appreciated.

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HyperHistory

Pawn Shop Math (Featuring actual objects from the hit series “Pawn Stars”!)

Black History Who Am I? Game

7 Binders for Social Studies Great Resources!

Nat Geo Young Explorers

31 Mar I love the new beta Africam Multi-view. Great video plus amazing sounds, all live from African wildlife reservations.
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So cool. Interesting and relaxing.
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The National Museum of African Art (neat interactives)
For Africa to me…

I love the new beta Africam Multi-view. Great video plus amazing sounds, all live from African wildlife reservations.

#elemchat #spedchat #africam #webcams #animals

So cool. Interesting and relaxing.

Added to  Amazing Animal Webcams

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Take your students on a LIVE African Safari

The National Museum of African Art (neat interactives)

For Africa to me…


21 Jan Excellent Underground Railroad Resource!
Pathways to Freedom: Following the Footsteps
Includes interactives, video clips, teacher resources and more. Quality site.
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Included in… Black History Month LiveBinder
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KB…Konnected’s Kaleidoscope of Wonderful Websites (Black History edition)
Freedom Riders
The Travelin’ Times

Excellent Underground Railroad Resource!

Pathways to Freedom: Following the Footsteps

Includes interactives, video clips, teacher resources and more. Quality site.

#elemchat #spedchat #sschat #blackhistory

Included in… Black History Month LiveBinder

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KB…Konnected’s Kaleidoscope of Wonderful Websites (Black History edition)

Freedom Riders

The Travelin’ Times


20 Sep black baseball’s Negro Baseball Leagues is a great resource containing information on players, teams, and basic history through articles, video, and photos.
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Added to  Black History––Martin Luther King Jr.Day LiveBinder.

black baseball’s Negro Baseball Leagues is a great resource containing information on players, teams, and basic history through articles, video, and photos.

#elemchat #spedchat #blackhistory #baseball

Added to  Black History––Martin Luther King Jr.Day LiveBinder.

14 Jun Fab resource! Check out these Past Electronic Field Trips from the National Parks. Via @SallyBoone #elemchat #spedchat #sschat
There is a new one coming up in the fall “Saguaro National Park”
The videos are awesome with a website for each. I just watched the “Nine who Made a Difference” and it was very well done. Students will enjoy and learn from this amazing series. 
“Each EFT consists of two components: 1) a televised broadcast from a national park featuring National Park Service Rangers and youth hosts and 2) a website featuring downloadable lesson plans for teachers and interactive games for students. The broadcast and the website complement each other, providing a rich and multi-faceted learning experience for students.”

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   Black History Month––Martin Luther King Jr.Day

Fab resource! Check out these Past Electronic Field Trips from the National Parks. Via @SallyBoone #elemchat #spedchat #sschat

There is a new one coming up in the fall “Saguaro National Park”

The videos are awesome with a website for each. I just watched the “Nine who Made a Difference” and it was very well done. Students will enjoy and learn from this amazing series. 

Each EFT consists of two components: 1) a televised broadcast from a national park featuring National Park Service Rangers and youth hosts and 2) a website featuring downloadable lesson plans for teachers and interactive games for students. The broadcast and the website complement each other, providing a rich and multi-faceted learning experience for students.”

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Black History Month––Martin Luther King Jr.Day

12 Feb Good Morning Everyone! Three LiveBinders full of great resources to help you make February…fabulous and fun. Check them out and share with your colleagues and PLN!!!
Black History Month
Valentine’s Day
President’s Day
All binders are updated regularly!

Good Morning Everyone! Three LiveBinders full of great resources to help you make February…fabulous and fun. Check them out and share with your colleagues and PLN!!!

Black History Month

Valentine’s Day

President’s Day

All binders are updated regularly!

05 Feb New addition to my Black History Month LiveBinder
Freedom Riders from PBS offers students the opportunity to share their thoughts about the Civil Rights Movement and have them posted online.
From the site: “More than 400 Americans risked their lives as Freedom Riders in the Summer of 1961, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in the Deep South. Did you participate in the Freedom Rides or later actions of the Civil Rights Movement, or did you know anyone who was a Freedom Rider? Do you remember learning about the rides and what you thought of them? Is there any issue today for which you would risk your life?”
Check out the rest of the site also for some more excellent resources.

New addition to my Black History Month LiveBinder

Freedom Riders from PBS offers students the opportunity to share their thoughts about the Civil Rights Movement and have them posted online.

From the site: “More than 400 Americans risked their lives as Freedom Riders in the Summer of 1961, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in the Deep South. Did you participate in the Freedom Rides or later actions of the Civil Rights Movement, or did you know anyone who was a Freedom Rider? Do you remember learning about the rides and what you thought of them? Is there any issue today for which you would risk your life?”

Check out the rest of the site also for some more excellent resources.

02 Feb "The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.”
My Hero is a place where students can upload stories/biographies and artwork based on individuals they believe to be heroes. The heroes need not be famous to be added to the collection. Students can also learn about the heroes of others by perusing through their Directory of Heroes. They also have a new audio section where students can listen to Hero stories.
I have added My Hero to my "Write On! for Kids" and "Black History Month" LiveBinders.

"The mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world.”

My Hero is a place where students can upload stories/biographies and artwork based on individuals they believe to be heroes. The heroes need not be famous to be added to the collection. Students can also learn about the heroes of others by perusing through their Directory of Heroes. They also have a new audio section where students can listen to Hero stories.

I have added My Hero to my "Write On! for Kids" and "Black History Month" LiveBinders.

02 Feb National Geographic’s Interactive The Underground Railroad lets students travel the path of Underground Railroad requiring them to make decisions throughout their journey.
from the site:
You are a slave.
Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to.
And yet … your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?
This is a fantastic site for learning about slavery and the journey many took to freedom.
You can find this site and much more in my "Black History Month" LiveBinder. It includes resources, printables, lessons, interactives, etc.

National Geographic’s Interactive The Underground Railroad lets students travel the path of Underground Railroad requiring them to make decisions throughout their journey.

from the site:

You are a slave.

Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to.

And yet … your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?

This is a fantastic site for learning about slavery and the journey many took to freedom.

You can find this site and much more in my "Black History Month" LiveBinder. It includes resources, printables, lessons, interactives, etc.

29 Jan New interactive addition to my "Black History Month" LiveBinder
 The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will open in Washington, D.C in August of this year.  The MLK Reading Project is a neat site where students can read and record a portion of one of  Dr. King’s speeches. 
It’s easy to do. All you need is a microphone. Students choose one of his quotes from a list, click on record, and make their recording which is saved to the site. Students can also listen to the recordings of others from all over the globe.
Very nice website that helps students spread Dr. King’s message. 
This find via Larry Ferlazzo

New interactive addition to my "Black History Month" LiveBinder

 The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will open in Washington, D.C in August of this year.  The MLK Reading Project is a neat site where students can read and record a portion of one of  Dr. King’s speeches. 

It’s easy to do. All you need is a microphone. Students choose one of his quotes from a list, click on record, and make their recording which is saved to the site. Students can also listen to the recordings of others from all over the globe.

Very nice website that helps students spread Dr. King’s message. 

This find via Larry Ferlazzo

23 Jan
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. ~Maya Angelou

                              

Black History is American History and should be taught all year long. That being said there is no reason not to expand the lessons in February, Black History Month.

Here is a link to my Black History Month LiveBinder. Lots of resources that can be used all year long.

10 Jan Just want to say thank you to all the teachers who have checked out my Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month LiveBinder. I hope many of you have found valuable resources. If you have please share them with others. I will continue to add resources as I come across them.
Thanks Karen
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Just want to say thank you to all the teachers who have checked out my Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month LiveBinder. I hope many of you have found valuable resources. If you have please share them with others. I will continue to add resources as I come across them.

Thanks Karen

If you would like to follow me on Twitter please do so! @kbkonnected

I love sharing with educators!!!