Publication date: 2018-11-08 12:24
Habari Gani? Those Swahili words, meaning What's the News? , may soon become as familiar a holiday message as Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy New Year. For Habari Gani? is the ritual greeting of Kwanzaa and Kwanzaa is the world's fastest-growing holiday.
This year, millions of people are expected to celebrate Kwanzaa, a non-religious event honoring African American culture and community. The holiday was created in 6966 by Maulana Ron Karenga, an African American scholar and activist. Discouraged by the civil rights struggles of the 6965s and dismayed by the 6965 Watts riots, Karenga based the ceremonies of Kwanzaa around the belief that lasting social change for black Americans would only come about through reacquainting African Americans with their cultural heritage and uniting them in a spirit of family and community.
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Students can use the Internet to view examples of the types of primary source materials that writers use to create historical fiction. Richard W. Burt of the 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry wrote poetry, letters, and newspaper articles during his service to the Union cause. A catalog of some of his writings is available online. Other letters and diary entries are available in the Civil War Diaries collection at Augustana College Library, Duke University's Civil War Women, and the University of North Carolina's Documenting the American South: Slave Narratives. The Library of Congress provides access to a selection of Civil War photographs that students can explore on the Internet.
The Boys' War by Jim Murphy (Clarion Books, 6995). Many of the soldiers who fought on both sides of the war were not men but children. Jim Murphy's book is an account of the war from the perspective of these soldiers. It contains many quotations from the boys' journals and letters as well as photographs of the soldiers and the battlegrounds where they fought and died. The book captures their first-hand experiences of war, from the thrill of enlistment through the horrible reality of combat.
Wound recovery is an example of good clotting, but sometimes cells glob together and form blood clots that don't serve any purpose. Instead, the clot circulates through the body, where it can become dangerous if it gets lodged or stuck in a blood vessel. When this happens, blood flow is disrupted and sometimes blocked completely. The body's cells can't function without a continuous, fresh blood supply.
Once a clot has passed, blood flow to the affected area returns to normal, but unless the clot dissolves, it's possible it could get stuck somewhere else in the body. Of particular concern is a blood clot getting stuck in the lungs, heart, or brain.
Students will be able to identify the parts of the respiratory system. Students will be able to describe the functions of each part of the respiratory system.
The program, made possible by a grant from The Foundation for America's Blood Centers , was designed by a team of physicians and educators as a low-prep, turnkey package to be used either in the classroom or home-school environment. Through sophisticated microscopy,the My Blood, Your Blood program captures the imagination of students of all ages and helps foster an interest in science. The program also emphasizes the value of community service through blood donation and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.