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Everyday Edit: Voting Rights Act of 1965

Here is an Everyday Edit on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Usually in this spot at the bottom of a post, I beg for copyediting assistance if readers catch typos in my work, as well as peer review of its efficacy. 36 more words

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Independent Practice: African Geography

Here is an independent practice worksheet on African geography. As I looked at it just now, I realized it’s pretty dry stuff. Perhaps it can be part of a bigger endeavor for students. 40 more words


The Weekly Text, February 1, 2019

Hey! Black History Month 2019 begins today. I’m always excited for this month to roll around. In 16 years of teaching in inner-city schools, I have served students of predominantly (recent) African Descent. 269 more words

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Proliferate (vi/vt)

Since it’s Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day today, and I am on a two-hour delay for the start of the school day, circumstances both permit and require me to off this… 88 more words

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Crime and Puzzlement: A Matter of Diamonds

Ok, dawn just arrived here in the Northeast. I seem to be getting away with it so far, so let me offer up another lesson plan on the… 98 more words

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Zeal (n), Zealous (adj)

In our current political and social environment, I think there is a strong case to be made that students possess the vocabulary to describe and understand people whose ideologies trump common sense and the direct evidence of their senses. 62 more words

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