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Living Black History Inauguration Special - How Current Events Connect With Heritage

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To mark the Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama, Hollister Kids has developed a special Keepsake Inauguration Edition of our newly updated Living Black History supplement. This supplement features a wonderful teaching essay on the election of Barack Obama and an essay on how contemporary events connect with the lessons of Black History from the past. It also features profiles of newsmakers that demonstrate the Obama election did not happen in isolation but in the context of achievements by African Americans in other fields. This supplement will have a commemorative cover for use Inauguration Week but also may be used for Black History Month. In addition to President-Elect Obama, profiles include new NAACP president Benjamin Jealous, astronaut Leland Melvin, scholar Henry Louis Gates, poet Sonia Sanchez, Olympic gold medal skater Shani Davis, actors Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey and NFL coaches Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith. In addition to the Inauguration supplement Hollister Kids has developed a news-based, Inauguration NIE series for use in-paper or online. The Inauguration series will include three half-page current events features in the style of Hollister’s award-winning Newspaper Plus feature for use the week prior to Inauguration Day or during Inauguration Week. To make the Hollister Kids Inauguration materials available to as many NIE programs as possible, we will offer the three-pack series FREE to any program that buys the Living Black History supplement for use Inauguration Week OR for use during Black History Month. NOTE: Individual Parents and Teachers should email contactus@hollisterkids.com for per-unit pricing on individual purchases.

Sample Newspaper Activity
THE NEWS AS HISTORY - The election of Barack Obama as president has written a new chapter in the history of the United States. He not only is the first African American elected to be president, but his campaign broke new ground in the way it reached and communicated with voters through email, text messaging, YouTube and the Internet. As a class, talk about the kinds of change Obama could bring to the nation as president and which you think will be the most important. Then talk about the changes you would most like to see from the new president.

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Civil rights groups, current events groups, political leaders, political parties, PTAs, literacy groups