Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stories and Articles, Spring 2013










1/02/13 - "Star Wars Robots" from Edcon Publishing

1/03/13 - "Billie Holiday: Great Blues Artist" from VOA

1/04/13 - "Lena Horne, A Star Who Broke Racial Barriers" from VOA

1/05/13 - "The Dance of the Bees" from Edcon Publishing

1/07/13 - "The History of Latitude" from VOA

1/08/13 - "Poinsettia, The Winter Flower" from VOA

1/10/13 - "Hypothermia" from VOA


1/11/13  "Patriotic Millionaires"  from VOA

1/12/13 - "Frederick Douglass: Great Abolitionist" from VOA

1/14/13 - "Harriet Tubman Fought Slavery and Oppression" from VOA

1/15/13 - "Lincoln Frees The Slaves" from VOA

1/16/13 - "Black People Seek Change: 1920's" from VOA

1/17/13 - "Rosa Parks: The Civil Rights Movement Begins" from VOA 


1/18/13 - "Martin Luther King, Part One" from VOA

1/19/13 - "The Law is for Everybody" from Edcon Publishing

1/23/13 - "Martin Luther King, Part Two" from VOA


1/24/13 - "Langston Hughes, Part One" from VOA

1/25/13 - "Langston Hughes, Part Two" from VOA

1/26/13 - "The North American Black Bear" from VOA


1/28/13 - "The History of Jazz, Part One" from VOA

1/29/13 - "The History of Jazz, Part Two" from VOA

1/30/13 - "Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song" from VOA

1/31/13 - "Fred Astaire, Legendary Dancer" from VOA

2/01/13 - "Don't Scratch That Mosquito Bite!" from VOA


2/04/13 - Susan B. Anthony from VOA

2/05/13 - Betty Friedan and Women's Rights from VOA

2/06/13 - Ida Tarbell - She took on Standard Oil and won!

2/07/13 - Eleanor Creesy - Navigator from VOA 


2/08/13 - First Nation Peoples - from VOA

2/11/13 - "Crazy Horse: Leader of the Lakota Sioux" from VOA


2/12/13 "The First President of the United States, George Washington" from VOA

2/13/13 - "The Man Who Painted Washington" from Edcon Publishing

2/14/13 - "Saint Valentine's Gift" from VOA 


2/19/13 - "Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait" from VOA

2/20/13 - "The Disability Rights Movement" from MLL

2/21/13 - "State of the Union, 2013" from VOA

2/22/13 - "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain
 

2/25/13 - "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain

2/26/13 - "The Louis and Clark Expedition, Introduction" from VOA

2/27/13 - "The Grizzly Bear" from Edcon Publishing

2/28/13 - "George Catlin, Part One" from VOA

3/01/13 - "The White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett, from VOA


3/04/13 - "The Louis and Clark Expedition, Part One" from VOA

3/05/13 - "The Louis and Clark Expedition, Part Two" from VOA

3/06/13 - "Native Americans Fight for Their Lands" from VOA

3/07/13 - "George Catlin, Part Two" from VOA

3/08/13 - "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton from VOA


added practice: VOA Idiom Exercises

3/11/13 - "The Boston Tea Party" from VOA

Good practice with the confusion of "lie vs lay", but the ads are a problem! Move your window so you can't see them.

3/12/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part One" by Edgar Rice Burroughs from VOA

3/13/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Two" from VOA


3/14/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Three" from VOA

3/15/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Four" from VOA 


3/18/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Four" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

3/19/13 - "Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary Heroine" from Edcon Publishing


3/20/13 - "Haym Salomon: Patriot" from Edcon Publishing

3/21/13 - "The U.S. Constitution" from VOA

3/22/13 - "The Statue of Liberty" from VOA 


4/02/13 - Video: "Golden Gate Guardian" from Karmatube

4/03/13 - "Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Anniversary" from VOA

4/04/13 - "Immigration in the 1800s" from VOA

4/05/13 - "The Seven Wonders of the World" from VOA 


4/08/13 - "Immigration Criticisms, late 1800s" from VOA

4/09/13 - "Modern Wonders of the World" from VOA

4/11/13 - "Natural Wonders of the World" from VOA

4/12/13 - "Wonders of the World, a New List" from VOA 


4/15/13 - "The Yukon Gold Rush, Part One" from VOA

4/16/13 - "The Yukon Gold Rush, Part Two" from VOA

4/17/13 - "The Old West Postal Service"
from VOA


4/18/13 - "America's Natural Wonders" from VOA

4/19/13 - "The Explorations of John Wesley Powell" from VOA


4/19/13 - "Organic Food and the Health of Fruit Flies" from The New York Times

4/22/13 - "Tombstone Arizona: A Town too TOUGH to Die" from VOA

4/23/13 - "Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross" from VOA

4/24/13 - "Arts and Writing in the 1920s" from VOA

4/25/13 - "The Stock Market Crash of 1929" from VOA

4/26/13 - "The Great Depression of the 1930s" from VOA 


5/02/13 - "American Culture During the Great Depression" from VOA

5/03/13 - "The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt" from VOA

5/06/13 - "D-Day: The Allies Invade Normandy" from VOA

5/07/13 - "Life in the US After World War Two" from VOA

5/08/13 - "Popular Culture: 1950s" from VOA

5/09/13 - "The Turbulent 1960s" from VOA 


5/10/13 - "John F Kennedy Presidency, Part One" from VOA

5/13/13 - "The Turbulent 1960's" from VOA

 

5/14/13 - "John F Kennedy Presidency, Part Two" from VOA 

5/15/13 - "The Information Age, Part One" from VOA

5/15/13 - "Jose's Special Gift" from Edcon Publishing, for Level 3/4

5/16/13 - "The Information Age, Part Two" from VOA

5/17/13 - "The US in the 1970s and 80s" from VOA

5/20/13 - "Happiness" from VOA

5/21/13 - "The Emperor Penguin" from VOA