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Educational CyberPlayGround Launches 
Black History Month All Year Long Curricula

Black History resources include materials about the Underground Railroad, Martin Luther King Jr., slavery, pioneers, folktales, Amistad and African-American contributions to science, literature, music, art and film.
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Black History Month All Year Long Curricula
 

Ellis said one purpose of the portal is to acquaint newcomers to the Web with the educational resources available. "We know that the Internet sometimes can be overwhelming," Ellis said, "and we want to help those with limited Web experience, particularly those involved with education, to master Web tools and skills."
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"Teachers should find enough materials to allow them to include 'Black History Month' as part of their classes all year," said site developer Karen Ellis. "Black History Month" All Year Long  is only one curriculum resource that is available on the Educational CyberPlayGround, which has received attention from national news organizations.

-- More than 50 pages of printable information. 
-- Save time - the research has been done for you.
-- Links to the best sites on the Net for supporting information.
-- Original content not found in school libraries, books, or the WWW.
-- Two original E-books with sound. Read and hear Anansi folk tale in Standard English and American Virgin Islands Creole.
-- Online Collaborative Project that can be expanded past the school day.

MacWorld Magazine has chosen the Educational CyberPlayGround one of the 50 best sites for "high-quality education on the Web." Earthlink.net featured the site in its bLink Magazine in August 2000. USA Today in January 2000 selected Educational CyberPlayGround as one of its "Best Bets for Educators."

The Educational CyberPlayGround in 1999 also was a USA Today "Hot Site," in both its online and print editions, and MSNBC News online in 1999 named the portal as a "Web Pick"  "The Educational CyberPlayGround provides teachers, parents, librarians, home-schoolers and regular folks to a 'webliography" of links to educational resources," USA Today wrote.

Teachers and Students may also want to participate in the "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown Funk Brothers Webquest" <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/culdesac/Stars/funkbrothers2.html>
"Standing In The Shadows Of Motown", has won and been nominated for several awards, including 

  • Best Non Fiction Film,  New York Film Critics Circle 12/16/02
  • Best Documentary, Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics' Choice Award
  • Best Non-Fiction Film,  National Society of Film Critics Awards
  • 45th Annual Grammy Awards, BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM, Various Artists
  • 45th Annual Grammy Awards, BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE: "What's Going On" - Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers
Ellis said one purpose of the portal is to acquaint newcomers to the Web with the educational resources available. "We know that the Internet sometimes can be overwhelming," Ellis said, "and we want to help those with limited Web experience, particularly those involved with education, to master Web tools and skills."

Those with experience on the Web also will find useful resources, she said. The site includes an educational vendor directory to aid users in locating goods and access to "Ring Leaders," experts in their fields who will assist site users. 
 
 

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