- I Am Still the Greatest (NPR)
- Muhammad Ali Remembered (Sports Illustrated)
- Muhammad Ali and Vietnam (The Atlantic)
- Muhammad Ali in Vietnam (New York Times)
- Muhammad Ali: The Ultimate Fighter (BBC)
- The Legacy of Segregation in Muhammad Ali's Hometown (BBC News)
- The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali (The New Yorker)
To learn more about Muhammad Ali, try the following resources:
As I work in the next week to update my class resources, I plan to share the changes here. Up first...my US History Trading Cards. It is a PowerPoint presentation highlighting some of the most important figures from American history. While it includes 100 slides (equal to one pack of index cards), it does have more than 100 people. Some, such as the Gilded Age and 1920s presidents, have been combined onto a single slide. In addition to making flashcards to help students study for AP and state exams, we use the cards as a source of debate. Students love to tell me who should be cut and added in future versions.
More updates today...this time to my Digital Toolbox Binder. It now includes links hundreds of online tools, organized according to purpose. Once again, please let me know if there is anything else I need to add in the comments section below.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches in support of African American voting rights. The first march, nicknamed 'Bloody Sunday,' ended when county and state police attacked the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and tear gas on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, leaving Amelia Boynton unconscious. The image of her lying wounded on the bridge, coupled with the murder of activist James Reeb two days later, prompted a national outcry and led President Lyndon Johnson to urge Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
To learn more about 'Bloody Sunday' and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, try the following resources:
While John Adams suggested that July 2 would be "the most memorable epoch in the history of America," we have from the outset celebrated our independence on July 4. I hope that your day is filled with all of the "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations" that Adams himself would have wanted.
I just updated the resources collected in the 4th of July post.
All of my posts on our nation's founding can be found here.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a campaign aimed at dramatically increasing voter registration in Mississippi. For ten weeks, more than 1000 student volunteers from around the country joined local organizers to set up dozens of Freedom Schools, Freedom Houses, and community centers in small towns throughout the state. They faced abuse and constant harassment from Mississippi's white population, culminating in a series of violent attacks, false arrests, and the murder of at least three civil rights activists.
To learn more about Freedom Summer and the murder of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, try the following resources:
In addition, all of my posts about civil rights can be found here.
For more information about today's McCutcheon v. FEC Decision, try the following resources:
My name is Angela Hamblen. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.