Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely considered the most influential leader of the American civil rights movement. He fought to overturn Jim Crow segregation laws and eliminate social and economic differences between blacks and whites. His speeches and famous quotes, especially those written while he served a jail sentence for civil disobedience, inspire millions today.

Influential African Americans

Black History Month
Bulletin Board in Ms. Reed's American History Class Drawn by: Ms. Reed

What is the Purpose of Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history

Green Cards and Immigration Brochure Presentations

Green Card and Immigration Brochure Presentations
Group 4 

Group 6

Group 3

Group 5

Forgotten Ellis Island

Forgotten Ellis Island 

Ellis Island and Immigration

Groups 3 - 6 will be learning about Immigration and Ellis Island. This upcoming will will consist of students creating their own green cards as well as making a brochure about the countries where many immigrated from. When Ellis Island opened, a great change was taking place in U. S. immigration. Fewer arrivals were coming from northern and western Europe–Germany, Ireland, Britain and the Scandinavian countries–as more and more immigrants poured in from southern and eastern Europe. Among this new generation were Jews escaping from political and economic oppression in czarist Russia and eastern Europe (some 484,000 arrived in 1910 alone) and Italians escaping poverty in their country. There were also Poles, Hungarians, Czechs, Serbs, Slovaks and Greeks, along with non-Europeans from Syria, Turkey and Armenia. The reasons they left their homes in the Old World included war, drought, famine and religious persecution, and all had hopes for greater opportunity in the New World.
President Profiles
Every day Groups 3 and 4 learn and read a short biography about a different President of The United States
The president of the USA is indirectly elected by the people of the country through the Electoral College to a four-year term. Since 1951, all presidents have been limited to two terms by the Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution. Learn more about Constitutional Amendments.
1 – George Washington, 1789-1797
2 – John Adams, 1797-1801, Federalist Party
3 – Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809, Democratic-Republican
4 – James Madison, 1809-1817, Democratic-Republican
5 – James Monroe, 1817-1825, Democratic-Republican
6 – John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829, Democratic-Republican
7 – Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837, Democrat
8 – Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841, Democrat
9 – William Henry Harrison, 1841-1841(died In office), Whig
10 – John Tyler , 1841-1845, Whig
11 – James K. Polk, 1845-1849, Democrat
12 – Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850, Whig
13 – Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853, Whig
14 – Franklen Pierce, 18…