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Thanks to NYC PS Creators for Sharing Black History Month Lessons!

New York City PS creators have shared some awesome lessons celebrating Black History Month. The VizZle moderators were especially impressed with Dachka B’s lesson Ruby Bridges and Angela S’s Etta James. But we really loved Erin S’s George Crum lesson, as potato chips hold a place near and dear to our hearts… Many thanks to all the authors who shared lessons honoring Black History Month–may the extra bonus good karma points rain upon you!

Here’s the details on theses three lessons (but you can run a search for “Black History” in Share to find lots more):

  • Ruby Bridges (Book), VizZle ID Number: 99919
    Image and text w/ audio about Ruby Bridges and school integration (e.g., “At the start of school integration, many white parents were afraid of the protesters in front of the Frantz School. Even if parents believed in integration they didn’t want to put their children in danger by sending them to class.”), 16 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)
  • Etta James (Book), VizZle ID Number: 100729
    Image and text w/ audio about Etta James (e.g., “In 1993, Etta James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!”), includes recordings of two of her songs, 12 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)
  • George Crum (Book), VizZle ID Number: 100157
    Image and text about George Crum, the inventor of potato chips (e.g., “George Crum is an inventor. An investor means a person who makes or creates something.”), 10 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)
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