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News and Notes

Page history last edited by Mr. Biggley 9 years, 6 months ago

 

 

Looking for a way to stay more organized?  Check out this iPhone app.  Finally, you can tell your teachers that you're using your iwhatever for school work!

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/personal-tech/brodie-beta/bomb-at-karaoke-theres-an-app-for-that/article1680140/

 

Stuff you missed in History class podcast

podcast.com/show/123792/

 

Listen to Terri Gross's interview with Clinton historian Taylor Branch.

www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=09-28-2009

 

"Gun Show Nation" preview.  Investigative journalist Max Blomenthal looks into the growing, extremist opposition to the current administration.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFFG8R9noNg

Listen to Max Blomenthal's interview with Terri Gross

www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=9-10-2009

 

"Amreeka" the movie.  Thanks to Ajay for the tip!  It looks great!

amreeka.com/

Also see this link to a podcast with the director of the film.

www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=09-09-2009

 

Footage from the Tea Party Patriots Washington rally on 9/12/2009.  The Tea Party Patriots are a modern day protest group that take their name from the Boston Tea Party, which is a famous act of protest in American history.  Unfortunately, some of these protesters are a little bit misinformed.  See what you think...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPMjC9mq5Y

Tea Party Patriots website

teapartypatriots.org/Default.aspx

 

New York Times Week in Review- A great summary of all the week's major news stories from one of America's most influential newspapers.  Try the news quiz! www.nytimes.com/learning/students/quiz/index.html

www.nytimes.com/pages/weekinreview/index.html

 

Alternative reading: Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States of America" A People's History of the United States.pdf

Description from Harper Collins "Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools -- with its emphasis on great men in high places -- to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace."

 

Sam Roberts Detroit 67' video www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCi17SEPgpc

 

This American Life Podcast- Innovative and hilarious audio stories about the minutiae of American life. 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/

 

Fresh Air Podcast- Intelligent interviews from National Public Radio on a range of contemporary topics.

http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13

 

Conversation: Historian Simon Schama

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