Friday, August 25, 2017

Early Human Ancestors and the Focus on Confederate Monuments

Today we will examine recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as the history and fate of of Confederate statues. 

Video: Walking with Cavemen  Today we are going to continue to learn more about 'Lucy,' whose scientific name is australopithecus afarensis. As we continue to watch the beginning of the series Walking with Cavemen, you will add notes about what you learn about this early hominid (human-like) species using the document Walking with Cavemen (Part 1) - Study Guide which you can find in your Social Studies Google Classroom


Current Events: The Fate of Confederate Monuments in the South  Recently violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia after a rally held by white nationalists became violent when they clashed with counter demonstrators. One woman was killed. The white nationalists were in Charlottesville to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. The clash has raised tensions around the country about what to do with monuments honoring Confederate figures. One city, Richmond, Virginia has a rich history when it comes to the early development the United States. It had a massive slave marketplace and a strong Confederate Army during the Civil War. Listen to hear a discussion of the history and fate of Confederate statues. An accompanying document The Fate of Confederate Monuments in the South - Comprehension and Discussion Questions can be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom