Tag Archives: Black is Beautiful

Maya Angelou, In the Valley of Humility

It’s from her collection of thoughts, Letter to My Daughter (2008), 1 page. I designed this reading exercise a few years ago but I have never actually done it in class. Yet! 🙂 I believe if we weren’t so afraid … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

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How to control fear, quote by Rosa Parks

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New video on One Crazy Summer!

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Underneath the Apple Tree, by Carmen McRae

This song always makes me laugh

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You’re Undecided, by Ella Fitzgerald

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And the Mississippi and AfroAmerican struggle… Old Man River

performed by Paul Robeson in the movie Ol’ Man River Hardship: You and me, we sweat and strain… Tired of living, scared of dying… but Ol’ Man River he just keeps rolling along!

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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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Sourcess of weakness, sources of strength

Sadness makes me weak, so although I know that sometimes one is sad and blue, I try to leave that mood as soon as I manage it, and mostly thanks to a love for life and living. Life is hard, … Continue reading

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Alice Walker

I think that just two people knew who Alice Walker was, and everybody knew about Spielberg’s movie “The Color Purple”, so here is a little webpage to introduce her to you all. Alice Walker is a US American writer who … Continue reading

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Book Review on One Crazy Summer, by Jaceline

Jaceline brought me this video she recorded in her house. I’ll be posting it on Rita Williams-Garcia’s Like Page! Thanks so much, Jaceline!

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More materials for our Y5 course

If you wish to get a copy of some more materials to learn about Black USA, here goes: Read+Listen. Rock your English! Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald. About 9 euros. A book with a CD with the songs. In the … Continue reading

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How to tell a story

We need to learn to listen. We need to do tons of listening. Listen to this. (Turn “Spanish subtitles” OFF by clicking in “Spanish”, scrolling to the top and clicking OFF!) http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html

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Toni Morrison tackling beauty

Listen to this 5-minute video, to learn about the cruelty of Beauty models, and why she started writing! A most intelligent person! A most interesting writer — unfortunately, I’m not recommending her to my Avanzado 2 students because she’s far … Continue reading

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