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    Discrimination
    Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that made discrimination illegal. President Lyndon Johnson launched what was called the “War on Poverty,” which was created mostly to aid blacks. While Martin Luther King Jr. was working with nonviolent protest, Malcolm X, a member of the Nation of Islam, was encouraging blacks to pull together to defend themselves and to create their own financial and political power. Although the two leaders were not in agreement, each had many followers. One area where blacks experienced discrimination was in real estate. Many white people did not want to live with blacks. Crooked real estate agents practiced what was called “block busting.” They would go into white neighborhoods and tell the owners that blacks were about to move in. The owners would sell their homes cheaply to get away from the incoming blacks. The real estate agents would then sell those homes, at much higher prices, to blacks. This way, both whites and blacks would lose and neighborhoods just changed, but did not become integrated.
    Black History in AmericaEqual Schools for All
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  3. page From the Core edited ... Black History Month Equal Schools for All ... since the ruling ruling in the ... to …
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    Black History Month
    Equal Schools for All
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    since the
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    The ruling about school integration inspired blacks to work even harder for civil rights. Once school segregation was outlawed, people decided they could successfully fight segregation in other areas. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. Later, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. organized a bus boycott that lasted a year. Some people believe this boycott was the true beginning of what has come to be known as the Civil Rights Movement. He and other black leaders created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. They led others in the non-violent fight for civil rights.
    Although school segregation was outlawed it was not easy to get all schools to obey the law. There were many protests against segregation of schools as the fight for civil rights in other areas continued. The Freedom Rides of 1961 protested the segregation of buses and bus terminals by having interracial groups travel on buses heading for the south. All the while, millions of people watched the fight for civil rights on the television news. More and more people joined the cause for civil rights and by August 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. organized a march on Washington, most Americans supported civil rights. More than two hundred thousand people marched, making it one of the largest demonstrations up to that time in American history.
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    Read the selection and take the quiz to see how well you read. Go to http://www.yourdictionary.com to find the meaning of any word.
    Black History Month
    Black HistoryEqual Schools for All
    In schools, a great battle for equality was being waged. Ever since the
    ruling
    in America
    People from other countries have always come to live in America. But unlike other people who came here because they wanted to,
    the first black Americans were brought here against their will, as slaves. Once they arrived here they were treated as property andcase Plessy vs. Ferguson, it had nobeen legal rights. Since that time African-Americans have continued to struggle for freedom and equality.
    The fight for freedom began back then and is the backbone of African-American history. We can travel back in time to learn about black history and take a look.
    The Beginning of Slavery
    The first Africans were brought
    schools to be
    segregated. But
    the colonies on ships in 1619.famous Brown vs. Board of Education case changed all that. The voyage, called “The Middle Passage,”lawyer Thurgood Marshall was a nightmarebrilliant in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that took more than two months. Slaves were wedged into ships’ cargo areas like logs and chained together with almost no room to sit, stand, or lie down. They were let out a few minutes a dayseparate education facilities for fresh air and exercise. The holdseach race were dark, filthy, slimyunequal and smelled bad. The food and water were disgusting. Sick slaves were thrown overboard. The colonists wanted slaves so they could make money. With slaves doingviolated the work and not getting paid, crops like cotton and tobacco could be grown for great profit. The economyequal protection clause of the British colonies, especiallyFourteenth Amendment. In 1954 the court agreed to overturn its previous ruling. Chief Justice Earl Warren said in the South where slaves were used, depended on slaves.
    By
    ruling, “It is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the year 1760 about half a million slaves were workingopportunity of an education...available to all on plantationsequal terms....” The court ordered all district courts to enforce school integration in every state.
    It was not easy to integrate
    the South. Among their owners wereschools because many respected Americans, including George Washington. Thomas Jefferson,people still did
    not want to agree. In 1957, President Eisenhower had to use soldiers to help black students enter
    the third president, owned slaves until he later changed his mind. He even said, “One day of American slavery is worse than a thousand years of what we roseschool building in armsCentral High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    The ruling about school integration inspired blacks
    to oppose.”
    Because there
    work even harder for civil rights. Once school segregation was fear of slave revolts,outlawed, people decided they passed lawscould successfully fight segregation in other areas. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to stop black people from causing trouble. There were lawsgive up her seat on a bus to stop them from gathering, traveling, drinking liquor and using a gun. Slave revolts still happened but slavery continued. Aroundwhite passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. Later, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. organized a bus boycott that time, though, somelasted a year. Some people inbelieve this boycott was the North begantrue beginning of what has come to work to free slaves.be known as the Civil Rights Movement. He and other black leaders created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. They workedled others in the non-violent fight for abolition, orcivil rights.
    Although school segregation was outlawed it was not easy to get all schools to obey
    the endlaw. There were many protests against segregation of slavery. Someschools as the fight for civil rights in other areas continued. The Freedom Rides of these abolitionists worked1961 protested the segregation of buses and bus terminals by having interracial groups travel on something calledbuses heading for the Underground Railroad. This was a routesouth. All the while, millions of people watched the fight for slaves to use to escape fromcivil rights on the South. The trip was quite dangerous, though, because there were slavecatchers paid to findtelevision news. More and bring back runaway slaves. Even so, about twenty thousand slaves escapedmore people joined the cause for civil rights and by August 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. organized a march on Washington, most Americans supported civil rights. More than two hundred thousand people marched, making it one of the Underground Railroad. Somelargest demonstrations up to that time in American history.
    The demonstrations continued. The violence continued. By the middle
    of the slaves who successfully1960s a new saying was born— “Black Power.”
    Discrimination
    Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that
    made discrimination illegal. President Lyndon Johnson launched what was called the trip were brave enough“War on Poverty,” which was created mostly to come back and help others get to freedom. Oneaid blacks. While Martin Luther King Jr. was working with nonviolent protest, Malcolm X, a member of the most famousNation of theseIslam, was Harriet Tubman. She madeencouraging blacks to pull together to defend themselves and to create their own financial and political power. Although the trip 19 times despitetwo leaders were not in agreement, each had many followers. One area where blacks experienced discrimination was in real estate. Many white people did not want to live with blacks. Crooked real estate agents practiced what was called “block busting.” They would go into white neighborhoods and tell the factowners that thereblacks were people willingabout to paymove in. The owners would sell their homes cheaply to get away from the slavecatchers $10,000incoming blacks. The real estate agents would then sell those homes, at much higher prices, to capture her! blacks. This way, both whites and blacks would lose and neighborhoods just changed, but did not become integrated.
    Black History in America
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    video about whensome news outlets being kept out of the president signedpress briefing at the Executive Order about immigration from seven countries with majority Muslim populations. Find the latestWhite House. Do you think all news outlets should have been allowed in? Why? Can you find a story about this in the news. What do you think? your local news? Read it and summarize.
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  6. page Page One Prime edited ... The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories ar…
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    The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter. In some cases, a news story may not receive much attention but it matters because it's interesting. Those, too, are prime stories.
    Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.
    The Ban and the Courts
    The new President of the United States
    Media Matters
    It
    has only been in office a few weeks but he has been busy signing executive orders. Perhaps the onesaid that has made the biggestmedia, newspapers, television networks, online news (although it's hard to say as they all make big news),outlets, etc. is his immigration ban. Here's what you should understand aboutthe "watchdog of government." That means that as you are likelyit is the job of the media to read and hear about it for a while.
    The ban means that no immigrants,
    let people who want to come here, from 7 Muslim countriesknow what their government is doing so that they can enterform opinions about how the country for 90 days. Immigrants from war-torn Syria are banned indefinitely. Plus, he ordered, "extreme vetting" he hopes will keep terrorists away.
    The
    (or state, city, or town) is being run. Citizens need to be informed about government in order to understand issues are complex. For one thing,and vote accordingly.
    But lately,
    the U.S. already haswatchdog is having a significant vetting program, one in which potential immigrants are tested to make sure they do not have dangerous intentions toward America. Also, refugees areharder time doing its job of protecting people who come to America, often from dangerous war-torn areas because they hopethe government is trying to live a better life here. Many ofkeep them in the families here now were brought here originally but those who saw America as a land of promise. Without refugees, we would not likely bedark. Most recently, the same country we are today. Most ofWhite House barred several news outlets from attending the people who came heredaily White House briefing in 2016 were fleeing wars where they lived, much likewhich the people who came here during World War IPress Secretary meets with the press and II.
    It's complex, too, because
    lets them know what the reason given for this ban was to protect America from terrorism. Butpresident is doing that day. This selection of only certain media outlets followed a recent Trump statement that the two most recent major actspress was an enemy of terrorthe American people.
    Many
    in the U.S. were not committedmedia world say this is an unacceptable and dangerous move by the president. They insist the American people from any of those seven countries.
    After
    have a right to know what the ban went into effect, several parties contested it in court, claiming it was unconstitutional. A judge in Seattle, Washington agreedgovernment is doing and putthe press has a temporary hold on the executive order until its legality could be decided.
    This story is likely
    right to make news for some time to come as court decisions are handed down. Check today's news for the latest on this Executive Order.cover that news.
    What do you think of this ban?think? Do you think it's Constitutional? Do you think it's a good policy? Why?the government should have to allow the press to have access to what's going on?
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  7. page Newsie K-3 edited ... {NewsFish.jpg} Hi! I'm reading the news. I like to know what is going on in the world. Feb…
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    Hi! I'm reading the news. I like to know what is going on in the world.
    FebruaryThe saying about the weather is Black History Monththat March "comes in like a lion and it has Valentine's Day ongoes out like a lamb." That means the 14thweather at the beginning of the month is fierce and Presidents Day onnasty like a lion, but by the 20th. Canend of the month, it'll be calmer, like a lamb. Check the weather listings for this week in the newspaper. Is the weather where you findlive more like a photo about one of those topics? Writelion, a storylamb, or some other animal? Write about what you found. the weather forecast.
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  8. page Write the News edited ... Next, consider why you feel the way you do today and explain that . Can you see how explainin…
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    Next, consider why you feel the way you do today and explain that .
    Can you see how explaining “why” helps the reader develop a clearer understanding?
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    is happening. In this space, explainExplain how knowing
    Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate
    to task, purpose, and audience
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    Topic: Stop!
    Exclamation marks or points (!) are used when
    A Valuable W
    News media has been making news recently with
    a writer wantslively debate about what facts are, so it's a great time to show strong feelings. Similar to using ALL CAPS when texting or messaging, exclamation pointsthink about how news stories are like shouting when you speak. Theywritten. Many news stories will answer what’s known as the 5 W questions. Those are rarely used in newspapers because they are more appropriate for informal writing. It’s fine to use them when writing friendly e-mails, letters, texts, or tweets. When trying to use fewer words, it’s okay to rely on punctuation to express feeling.
    But, in more formal writing, exclamation points may be
    who, what, when, where and why.
    Often, the “why” of
    a lazy way to describe emotion.
    Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point
    story tells the reader the reasons the story is like laughing at your own joke.”
    Author Elmore Leonard wrote, “You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.” That means about one per novel.
    Why were these talented writers so down on this punctuation mark? Perhaps it is because they knew that good writers “show” rather than “tell.” They use words to convey meaning rather than count on the punctuation
    important. When you write, you’ll want to do the job. And overuse ofsame for your readers.
    For practice, consider how you feel today. Describe it.
    Next, consider why you feel
    the exclamation mark cuts down on its meaningway you do today and its impact.
    Look carefully to see if
    explain that .
    Can
    you can find any exclamation marks in today’s newspaper. If you find one, see if you can figure out why it was used.
    Rewrite each of these sentences, replacing
    how explaining “why” helps the exclamation marks with wordsreader develop a clearer understanding?
    Find a story in the news
    that conveyexplains why something is happening. In this space, explain how knowing why helps you to better understand the meaning intended. Use “muscular” language with strong verbs and nouns.
    I was rejected from the college I wanted
    story. When you have finished reading, write a question telling one more thing you’d like to attend!
    Don’t use too many exclamation points!!
    There was an accident!
    know about the topic.
    Common Core Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate
    to task, purpose, and audience
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