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Mr. K’s Class, What happened in the chapter. Harriet Tubman Escape North.

PastedGraphic-1Tell what happened in the chapter include details and be specific. Include at least 4 facts.

 

Bill of Rights/Write and the Notorious RBG!

In your own words explain the rights that the first 7 amendments gives. Number them 1  to 7 and tell what each one says in your own words. Do not copy from another source   and  If you need a review you can use this http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/constitution_day/inside/index.asp?article=billofrights

On lighter note it is the Notoriour RBG Birthday, Thats right that popular Supreme Court Judge turned 84 yesterday http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/15/politics/feat-happy-birthday-rbg-ruth-bader-ginsburg/

Elephants next act from Time For Kids

The giant mammals will no longer be part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

MARCH 06, 2015
GARY BOGDON—FELD ENTERTAINMENT, INC./AP

P.T. Barnum began using elephants in the circus almost 150 years ago.

The “Greatest Show on Earth” will soon be entertaining audiences around the country without the help of one if its star performers. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said Thursday that it will remove elephants from all its shows.

The elephant has been a symbol of the Ringling Bros. circus act since it began 145 years ago. However, with many people concerned about the negative effect captivity has on these highly intelligent animals, public opinion on using elephants in the circus has changed.

“There’s been somewhat of a mood shift among our customers,” said Alana Feld, Vice President of Feld Enterprises Inc., the circus’ parent company. “A lot of people aren’t comfortable with us touring with our elephants.”

A New Home

The Elephant Conservation Center provides a new home for circus elephants.

CHRIS O’MEARA—AP
The Elephant Conservation Center provides a new home for circus elephants.

While news of the elephant’s departure may come as a surprise to those who can’t imagine the circus them, the change will not be immediate. There are still 13 elephants performing with Ringling Bros. that will remain there until 2018. Once officially retired, the elephants will be relocated to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida. Twenty-nine of its elephants are already there.

Established in 1995, the Center for Elephant Conservation focuses on safely breeding and housing the elephants. Home to the largest heard of Asian Elephants in North America, the 200-acre facility provides constant care and around 2.5 tons of hay for the elephants to eat every day.

The center also gives scientists a better opportunity to study the tusked mammals, since they can get a lot closer to the highly trained circus elephants than elephants in the wild that aren’t used to human contact.

For Kenneth Feld, owner of Feld Enterprises Inc., protecting the future of these animals is a high priority. “We’re creating the greatest resource for the preservation of the Asian elephant,” he said.

 

The March For Justice Continues 50 Years Lat

Remembering “Bloody Sunday” with hope for the future. From Time for Kids

MARCH 09, 2015
SAUL LOEB—AFP/GETTY IMAGES

: President Barack Obama speaks in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 2015.

President Barack Obama was in Selma, Alabama, yesterday to cross the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge alongside tens of thousands of others. There, he made a speech that looked back on the 50th anniversary of the historic “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march and discussed the issue of race in America today.

“There are places, and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided. . . .  Selma is such a place,” President Obama said. “If Selma taught us anything, it’s that our work is never done—the American experiment in self-government gives work and purpose to each generation.”

Remembering the Past

On March 7, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led 600 protestors on a 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to take a stand for African American voting rights. At the time, laws in southern states made it difficult for blacks to vote, despite the fact that the Fifteenth Amendment, ratified in 1870, gave African-American men the right to vote.

Tens of thousands marched on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."

BUTCH DILL—AP
Tens of thousands marched on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”

While crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the peaceful protestors were attacked by Alabama state troopers with tear gas and batons. The event became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Later that year, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which guaranteed all African Americans the right to vote by strengthening the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. (The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to people who had once been held as slaves.)

Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, also attended yesterday’s march. She was 18 when her father signed the legislation. She remembered his words to her that day. “He said, ‘Luci Baines, we are going to Congress today and there are going to be many brave and extraordinary men and women there.’”
A Legacy That Lives On

In his speech, President Obama acknowledged the progress that has been made in the fifty years since the historic march.

“Because of campaigns like this, a Voting Rights Act was passed,” Obama said. “Political, economic, and social barriers came down, and the change these men and women wrought is visible here today in the presence of African-Americans who run boardrooms, who sit on the bench, who serve in elected office from small towns to big cities; from the Congressional Black Caucus to the Oval Office.”

President Barack Obama leads a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge along with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, civil rights leaders, Congress members, and others.

He added, “Because of what they did, the doors of opportunity swung open not just for African-Americans, but for every American.”

President Obama reminded Americans that the fight for equality continues. He explained that people must work together to combat “roadblocks to opportunity” that many Americans face. With him at the march were his daughters Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13.

JACQUELYN MARTIN—AP
President Barack Obama leads a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge along with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, civil rights leaders, Congress members, and others.

William Baldwin, 69, of Montgomery, brought his two grandsons, ages 11 and 15, to Sunday’s anniversary event. He said he wanted them to understand the importance of the historic march he took part in half a century earlier.

“They’re going to take this struggle on and we have to understand the price that was paid for them to have what they have now,” Baldwin said. “It wasn’t granted to them, it was earned by blood, sweat, and tears.”

Harriet Tubman

Tell what happened in the  Chapter we read From Escape North. Recall at least 4 details from the story. Listen carefully to the  story. PastedGraphic-1

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Today is all about the Rhyme

Word that sound the same are words that Rhyme. We need some work on this skill here are some sites that help you with Rhyme. Explore them all.

The Rhyme machine 

Rhyming Bingo 

Super Grover Rhyme

Reggie the Rhymer

 

The First Ten Amendments

In order to better understand Plessy Vs. Ferguson and the 14th amendment lets better understand the rights of a citizen ny taking a look at the first ten amendments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights.

BILL OF RIGHTS IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE

Bill of Rights in Simple LanguageThe Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.

Here are the amendments in simple language:

AMENDMENT 1

Congress can’t make any law that:

  • Favors one religion over another religion, or no religion at all, or opposes any religion;
  • Stops you from practicing your religion as you see fit;
  • Keeps you from saying whatever you want, even if you are criticizing the President of the United States;
  • Prevents newspapers, magazines, books, movies, radio,  television or the internet from  presenting any news, ideas, and opinions that they choose;
  • Stops you from meeting peacefully for a demonstration or protest to ask the government to change something.

AMENDMENT 2

Congress can’t stop people from having and carrying weapons.

AMENDMENT 3

You don’t have to let soldiers live in your house, except if there is a war, and even then Congress needs to pass a law and set the rules.

AMENDMENT 4

Nobody can search your body, or your house, or your papers and things, unless they can prove to a judge that they have a good reason for the search.

AMENDMENT 5

Except during times of war or if you are in the military:

  • You can’t be tried for any serious crime without a Grand Jury meeting first to decide whether there’s enough evidence against you for a trial;
  • If at the end of a trial, the jury decides you are innocent, the government can’t try you again for the same crime with another jury;
  • You  cannot be forced to admit you are guilty of a crime and if you choose not to, you don’t have to say anything at your trial at all;
  • You can’t be killed, or put in jail, or fined, unless you were convicted of a crime by a jury and all of the proper legal steps during your arrest and trial were followed; and
  • The government can’t take your house or your farm or anything that is yours, unless the government pays for it at a fair price.

AMENDMENT 6

If you are arrested and charged with a crime:

  • You have a right to have your trial soon and in public, so everyone knows what is happening;
  • The case has to be decided by a jury of ordinary people from you are, if you wish;
  • You have the right to know what you are accused of doing wrong and to see and hear and cross-examine the people who are witnesses against you;
  • You have the right to a lawyer to help you. If you cannot afford to pay the lawyer, the government will.

AMENDMENT 7

You also have the right to a jury when it is a civil case (a law case between two people rather than between you and the government).

AMENDMENT 8

The government can’t make you pay more than is reasonable in bail or in fines, and the government can’t inflict cruel or unusual punishments (like torture) even if you are convicted of a crime.

AMENDMENT 9

Just because these rights are listed in the Constitution doesn’t mean that you don’t have other rights too.

AMENDMENT 10

Anything that the Constitution doesn’t say that Congress can do, is left up to the states and  to the people.

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Bill of Rights Rap – Smart Songs.

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TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU. My classes have made Gif for special people in their lives and now you can write a special message to someone here. Maybe a teacher, maybe an Aunt or Mom Dad, a brother or sister!

WHAT BETTER DAY TO SAY SOMETHING NICE!

IT COULD BE YOUR MOTHER, FATHER, AUNT, FRIEND, GRANDMOTHER, JUST WISH THEM A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE THEM. (ONLY FIRST NAMES AND INITIALS PLEASE.)

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