Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up (Civil Rights Movement & The Kennedy Years)

Coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we spent this past week learning more about the Civil Right Movement, and JFK.


Selected reading - Books on John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Selected reading - Books on John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Selected reading - Books on the US Civil Right Movement, and Martin Luther King Jr
Selected reading - Books on the US Civil Right Movement, and Martin Luther King Jr


Because of when I was born, I still remember some of the left over "social issues" still prevalent in my elders' way of thinking.  My kids cannot relate to this at all.  All they have ever known is that 'all men are created equal'.  The story of Ruby Bridges (for example) is unfathomable to them.  They had a hard time believing that that was the way people behaved!!

My boys added to their Modern American History lapbook as well:


Civil Rights elements for the Modern American History Lapbook. with "a letter to my congressman regarding Civil Rights" AND "What my Civil Rights Book would be titled and three key points it would cover."
Civil Rights elements for the Modern American History Lapbook. with "a letter to my congressman regarding Civil Rights" AND "What my Civil Rights Book would be titled and three key points it would cover."

A letter to my congressman addressing Civil Rights and Racial Equality
A letter to my congressman addressing Civil Rights and Racial Equality

In between beginning the new year (we are over 100 days into our school year!) and starting our extra curricular activities this week flew by!

Join us next time for the Space Race! 

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