“I’m a young black man, doing all that I can to stand.”
Protests … Looting … Curfew and so MUCH MORE!
We thought we were living history during the COVID-19 stay at home orders … well we are REALLY witnessing history now! This last week was one for the books! While it brought so many people together, there were some times when things seemed to get a little out of hand. This week Ms. Anastasia is joined by our friend, Ms. Philecia from the Elementary Virtual Engagement Team to discuss how the current events are making you feel. We’ve created a new survey so that we can REALLY hear what you want to say! Share this page with your friends so we know just what it is that you want to talk about!
June 10, 1752
Benjamin Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm.
Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects ambient electrical charge in a Leyden jar, enabling him to demonstrate the connection between lightning and electricity. Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic, and spent almost a decade conducting electrical experiments. He coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and electrician. He also invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships.
June 10th is National Iced Tea Day!
National Iced Tea Day on June 10th each year celebrates one of summer’s favorite drinks. Whether you prefer sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, many love and enjoy iced tea by the glass full all summer long.
Okay, so this week we are going to skip the chatter and suggest a few great movies to help you understand racism and other issues that are causing people to hit the streets and protest for equality and for an end to racism.
This film chronicles true events that occurred during 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia, when the school board came under court order to integrate both faculty and students in the public schools. At the time, high school football was the city’s most popular sport. The Titans become a model of integration for a city in troubled times.
Conversation starter: How did playing football help the students overcome their racial prejudice? What other activities can help people overcome their differences and begin working together?
This movie is rated PG; be sure to get parental consent before watching “Remember the Titans.”
It’s Workout Wednesday! Find a great space to get in a good sweat then cool off with this sweet and sour healthy snack! #BGCCPatHome
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