Linguaphone International LanguageWritten by Madhur.G.Bajaj
Dont you feel good when a foreigner speaks a few lines of Hindi to you. How would you feel if you could do same when you go to a foreign land?
We are here to help you to achieve confidence and fluency in communication with a vocabulary of 2000 words for all kinds of situations as well as develops and consolidates 4 skills of communication speaking, reading, understanding, and writing in any international language
Resources for Celebrating Black History MonthWritten by Susan Dunn, MA, The EQ Coach
Black History month in February is an opportunity to broaden your understanding of role of African-Americans in history. Here are some resources to help you and your family learn more and take part in celebration. 1. Start by taking Black past quiz on familyeducation.com ( http://www.familyeducation.com/quiz/0,1399,1-4888,00.html?relinks ). 2. Another great resource is www.blackhistory.com . There you can purchase videos such as “The Black West” or “Abubakari: The Explorer Kind of Mali.” These are winners of Gold Apple from national Educational media Association, Telly Award. They also have activity books, books, candy, foodand holders, celebration items, clothing andaccessories, drinkware and tableware, keychains and magnets, posters, printed handouts, programs, ribbons, pins and buttons, school and stationery supplies and writing instruments. You can add your stories, articles and researchpapers to their online collection. Be sure and check out Multicultural sectionwhere you’ll find American cultures for childrenvideos, American history, holidays for children(Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New year,Cinco de Mayo), multicultural peoples of North America and more. 3. On this site ( http://www.euronet.nl/users/jubo/february.html ), you’ll find multigenerational ways of celebrating, and a great list of stories, poems, song and art by Afro-Americans. 4. The African-American Mosaic ( http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html ), A Library of Congress Resource Guide for study of Black history & culture, includes many resources, including ex-slave narratives. 5. The list of inventions by Blacks is truly amazing. Go here to read about them: http://www.everythingpreschool.com hemes/blackhistory/list.htm . You’re probably familiar with George Washington Carver, but did you know Alfred Benjamin invented stainless steel pads; John A .Burr invented lawn mower; George Carruthers invented image converter radiation detector; L.F. Brown invented horse bridle bit; and Sarah Boone invented ironing board? 6. The Harlem Renaissance was an important event in history of literature, knowledge and arts in US. You can read about it here: http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/aavaahp.htm#harlem . Dr. Alain Leroy Locke, a native of Philadelphia and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard in 1907, is considered driving force behind artists of this era. A Phi Beta Kappa, he was also first African-American Rhodes Scholar. He studied Greek and Philosophy at Oxford and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1918. He was author of “The New Negro,” and “The Negro in Art,” celebrating African-Americans in arts. 7. African Americans have figured prominently in arts, and here you can see a library of works: http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/aavaahp.htm . Take a look at art of Thomas Blackshear ( http://www.blackshearonline.com ), prolific works of Edward Mitchell Banniester ( http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/cgi-bin/search/isearch.pl? DB=pcdb_images&FORMAT=one&FPASS=N& FHIT=1&ESET=RECORD&QUERY=LAST/ Bannister+and+FIRST/Edward ), “Shot Gun Third Ward #1, by John Biggers ( http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/images/1987/1987.56.1_1b.jpg ), Elizabeth Catlett’s “Singing Head” ( http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/images/1989/1989.52_1b.jpg ), “Southern Gate” by Eldzier Cortor ( http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/cgi-bin/search/isearch.pl? DB=pcdb_images&FPASS=N&FORMAT=one& FHIT=1&ESET=RECORD&QUERY=LAST/CORTOR ++and+FIRST/ELDZIER+ ), and start here for many paintings of Jacob Lawrence ( http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/cgi-bin/search/isearch.pl? DB=pcdb_images&FPASS=N&FORMAT=one&FHIT= 1&ESET=RECORD&QUERY=LAST/Lawrence+and+ FIRST/Jacob+ ). 9. On www.who2.com, you can read profiles of prominent Blacks.