“I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such regardless of their color.”
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 11, 1776
Congress appoints Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence
On, the Continental Congress selects Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New York to draft a declaration of independence.
June 11th is National Corn on the Cob Day!
As we approach the first day of summer, June 11th marks the calendar to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day each year. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.
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.
Hidden Figures – This true story of three brilliant African American women who worked at NASA in the 1950s and ’60s offers a realistic look at the racial tensions of the civil rights era, plus tons of positive messages about integrity, perseverance, teamwork, and communication.
Conversation starter: How do the lessons from the civil rights movement apply today? What has changed? What hasn’t? How are people still discriminated against?
This movie is rated PG; be sure to get parental consent before watching “Hidden Figures.”