Section 1: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
This coming Tuesday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. On this day we commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Here are some free resources for the day:
- Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of Women in the United States Winning the Right to Vote
- National Women’s Hall of Fame
- Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America
- Suffrage Music
- Women’s Suffrage – A World Chronology Nineteenth Amendment
Here are a few books and other resources we have enjoyed on the subject.
- The day the women got the vote : a photo history of the women’s rights movement by George Sullivan.
- You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton? by Jean Fritz
- Mama went to jail for the vote by Kathleen Karr
- Iron Jawed Angels (DVD)
The Grand canyon of the Colorado River has long inspired and challenged artists, the men and women who have taken it upon themselves to interpret the grandeur and glory of this extraordinary place through their works of art. Included in this exhibit, A Century of Grand Canyon Art, are some of the artists who have successfully met this challenge through a wide variety of artistic stules and perspectives. their works give us a feel for the breadth and intensity of artistic experience at Grand Canyon.
If you would like to read more about the Grand Canyon, here are a couple of interesting books to help you get started.
- The Grand Canyon and the Southwest by Andrea Stillman
- Bruce Aiken’s Grand Canyon: An Intimate Affair by Susan Halls Mcgarry
Since Galileo first glimpsed the rings of Saturn in 1610, the beauty of the outer Solar System’s giant planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – has captivated us. Now scientists are seeing beyond their beauty to gain a deeper understanding of their importance. Tools such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the Keck Observatory, and the Cassini spacecraft are helping us understand the origins of our Solar System and the formation of stars and planets. The National Science Foundation and NASA has provided major funding to the Space Science Institute to develop a 3,500 sq. ft. traveling exhibition about the giant planets that will bring these new discoveries to the public and the classroom. The exhibition began its national tour in 2008 at the Orlando Science Center. The project also includes an education program for host museum educators and an interactive website.
Here are some books you might enjoy reading about these Giant Worlds:
- Beyond the Solar System: From Red Giants to Black Holes (Earth and Space) by Steve Parker
- The Planets in Our Solar System (Let’s Read-And-Find-Out Science)
- 11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System by David Aguilar
- The Compact NASA Atlas of the Solar System by Ronald Greeley
- There’s No Place Like Space: All about Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Tish Rab
- Voyage Through Space Voyage Through Space: An Interactive Journey Through the Solar System and Beyond an Interactive Journey Through the Solar System
2Bee and Queen Nottoobee need flowers to make honey. Help them find flowers by choosing the correct verb to complete the sentences.
Folklore, Myth and Legend is a free, online collection of folktales, myths and legends. Enjoy!
Concepts of Geometry By John McDonnell is a media show that provides real life geometry examples.
In February 2008, The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three issued a ruling concerning the In re Rachel L. case and stated that California homeschool parents needed to be a credentialed teacher to legally homeschool their children. The court later vacated that ruling on March 25th and agreed to a rehearing that took place in June. This week CA homeschoolers were elated with the latest court ruling from the court that recognizes homeschooling as a species of private schools.
Since February, Debbie Schwarzer, CA homeschool Mom and legal co-chair of HSC has been involved in this situation every step of the way. She has spoken to me a few times about the situation and it was my pleasure to catch up with her again so we could hear her perspective on the latest court ruling.
You can listen to our interview here:
To learn everything you wanted to know about Totem Poles, their history, their meaning, stories, common figure, news and more, visit this site put together by Pat Kramer.
Here is what she writes:
“Totems are my teachers,” says Pat Kramer, author of Totem Poles. Long since a transplant to the Pacific Northwest, her frequent travels have taken her to visit and photograph most of the windswept totem poles that remain standing throughout Alaska and B.C. “As well as research in book rooms and university archives, the stories that Native people continue to tell reflects the richness and constant refinement of the totem tradition.”
The Exploratorium’s Accidental Scientist asks:
What is music? Is birdsong music? How about the tap-tap-tap of a hammer, or the wail of a creaking door? Is playing a garbage can different than playing a drum?