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FDR's Four Freedoms Speech For the Classroom

The “Four Freedoms” in historical contextOn January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his annual State of the Union Address to both houses of Congress. At a time when Western Europe lay under Nazi domination and the United States had not yet entered the war, FDR boldly presented a “post-war” vision in which the American ideals of individual liberties were extended throughout the world. Alerting Congress and the nation to the necessity of war, Roosevelt made one of the most famous political formulations of the 20th century, announcing:Read More »
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Kipling for the Classroom

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“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”—Rudyard KiplingRead More »
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A Whale of a Reading!

http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/moby-dick-marathonPursuing Melville: “A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat”"I have swam through libraries and sailed through oceans."Read More »

Reach Beyond the Black History You Already Teach!

Laurel Sneed, the creator of Crafting Freedom (www.craftingfreedom.org), is an educator, researcher, and media producer/film-maker based in Durham, North Carolina.Read More »
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