Oct 14, 2008

The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Grand Opening

Normally we only follow events and news related early Black military history, but this is a very significant development.  Having met some of the surviving Tuskegee Airmen in New Jersey, I know this is a proud moment all can appreciate.

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Submitted by: Cpl. Leon Brooks 6th USCT/1st Rhode Island Regiments.

Oct 8, 2008

Resource for Educators

Use Living History In Your Content.

Bring the living history experience to your classroom. Experienced reenactors of the 6th USCT and 1st Rhode Island Regiments can provide living history presentations relevant to all subjects told from historical context. Examples: Science - reenactors can demonstrate the principle of rapid combustion through a presentation on black powder; Domestic science - recipies and food preservation in colonial times; Health - the treatment of disease and wounds during the Civil War.

Take advantage of local events. Give students opportunities to earn extra credit by attending and reporting on living history events and reenactments. Upcoming Events:

Allentown Civil War Encampment. Oct. 11th and 12th

Check our calendar to for information on ths and other events.

Educators looking for resources on African Americans Soldiers in the American Revolution may find EBSCOHOST, an electronic resource to which most school systems and libraries subscribe, helpful. A search on its Student Research Center module yielded the following articles. An advantage to having students use using a bibliographic resource like EBSCOHOST over generic internet search engines like Google is that you have control the quality of the sources and content. To view the full text, logon to EBSCOHOST. If you need help accessing or using EBSCOHOST check with your library media specialist or public librarian.

Citations and Abstracts (generated by search)

  1. REVOLUTIONARY WAR. BLACFAX, Summer2001, Vol. 9 Issue 39, p6, 2p, 1 bw; Reading Level (Lexile): 1010AN 5129558
  • Focuses on the involvement of Afro-Americans in the Revolutionary War in the United States. Roles that Afro-Americans were assigned during the war; Significance of the way names appear in lists of Blacks who served during the Revolution; Examples of some famous people who were on such lists; Evidence that most of the Blacks listed came from New England or the Northeast.
    1. They fought for freedom. By: Fleming, T.. Boys' Life, Feb1992, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p6, 1p, 1 illustration; Reading Level (Lexile): 800AN 9202174155
    • Examines the role of Americans of African descent in the American
      Revolution. Some slaves were given their freedom if they agreed to
      fight; Description of some of the battles they fought in; Their example
      in the Revolution helped persuade President Lincoln to enlist blacks in
      the Civil War.
    1. Unknown heroes of the Revolution. By: Kageleiry, James; Schultz, Christine. Yankee, Apr93, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p67, 1/3p, 1 colorAN 9304070344
    • Reports on America's first all-black military unit, the Bucks of
      America, which served in the American Revolution. Organized by Colonel
      George Middleton of Boston; Unit's silk flag presented to the
      Massachusetts Historical Society by John Hancock; More.

    Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost: Articles Folder

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