Week of July 6, 2003

Two-World Warrior

PBS presents A Warrior in Two Worlds: The Life of Ely Parker, at www.pbs.org/ warrior. Ely Parker, a Seneca chief, was an advocate for assimilation. Some say he was a hero to his people, while others say he was a traitor. Visit this site and decide for yourself. You can read about his life as a scholar, an engineer, a Civil War hero and a Cabinet-level commissioner. You’ll also find information about Parker’s fight for the Seneca reservation Tonawanda.

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In the Seneca language, what does “Ah-weh-ee-yo” mean?

strong arms
beautiful flower


What was the name of the first English settlement in North America?

Washington D.C.
New York City


Which magazine published Moore’s Civil Rights Movement pictures?
National Geographic



Digital History

You don’t need a time machine to explore America’s Digital History online at www.digitalhistory.uh.edu. Letters from Frederick Douglass and other historical figures await you on this tour of the past. If you’re curious about gossip and politics in history, check out essays about scandals and oil conflicts. The online textbook is sure to fulfill all of your reading desires. In the interactive version of the site, you have to figure out what time you’ve landed at in history in order to get back to the present.

Twenty Words for 20 Pictures

Charles Moore’s photographs of the Civil Rights Movement document a changing nation as Kodak presents Powerful Days in Black and White at www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/ features/moore/mooreIndex.shtml. Descriptive words such as “riots,” “Klan” and “attacked” lead you to 20 of Moore’s photographs. In one, a policeman on horseback attempts to arrest a college student. In another, Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife celebrate a political victory. It’s easy to see why these powerful photos helped shape history.

If you were the president
for one week,
what would you do?

Speak Out Here!

Let Me Entertain You

In my town it’s summer, and I’m bored. What am I going to do? I’m going to amuse myself outside. For info about staying safe in the sun, I’ll check out www.sunprotection.org before I head out. Come join me.

First I’m walking around my neighborhood. This walk is an investigatory walk. I’m looking for beautiful flowers and houses that have cool windows. I’m listening for birds, watching for squirrels and saying, “Hi,” to neighbor kids playing hop-scotch on their driveways. What do you notice as you investigate your neighborhood?

Next I’m playing at a park that I hardly ever visit. It has different play equipment, and there are people here that I’ve never seen before today. All slides aren’t the same. At this park, the path to get from the bottom to the top is different than the one I take at my usual park. Discovering new paths is more fun than going the same way each time. What new paths do you see or what new things can you do at the park?

Are you amused yet? I sure am. Now, explore the world around your town and see what’s new to you. You’ll be surprised at what you’ve never noticed.

— Amy

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