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George Franklin, Speaking About His Wife, Marva Collins

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George Franklin talks about the career of his wife, Marva Collins, nationally recognized speaker, author and education mentor. Ms. Collins taught in Alabama and Chicago, but after a time, appalled with what she saw in the public schools, opened her own school, which specialized in helping "at-risk" children. The television movie "The Marva Collins Story" is the story of her life. Marva Collins was one of the honorees featured in the 2012 AT&T Alabama African American History Calendar. >
Extension Activities

Thinkfinity Lesson Plan
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/kennedy-administration-and-civil-rights-movement

Black History Resources
http://www.aresearchguide.com/300-331.html#301.45 (scroll down to Dewey Decimal number 305.896 for more)

Interactive Civil Rights Timeline
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/jbalkin/brown/index.html

History Mystery-Interactive Game
Civil Rights Part 1 - Solve the mystery in the fewest clues
http://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/start.asp?game=2

The Road to Civil Rights - An Interactive Map
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/green/sns-civilrights-maps,0,5200761.mapmashup

Last updated Feb. 3, 2012

Alabama Course of Study
Social Studies

Grade 4
10.) Describe significant social and educational changes in Alabama during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
15.) Identify major world events that have impacted Alabama since 1950.

Grade 7  Citizenship: Living in My world
11.) Describe examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence of groups, societies, and nations, using past and current events.
• Tracing the political and social impact of the modern Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to the present, including Alabama's role

11th Grade United States History From 1877 to the Present
12.) Trace events of the modern Civil Rights Movement from post-World War II to 1970 that resulted in social and economic changes, including the Montgomery bus boycott, the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, the march on Washington, and the Freedom Rides.

 

 

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Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting