News item update


MEC Senior Editor, Jeremy Smith, writes:

Obama proclaims rebirth of freedom

This week’s news item, adapted for MEC from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about the election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the USA.

Go to the News Items section on your Work Area screen to find out more about the significance of Obama becoming president.

Here is a selection of websites you and your students could look at in order to help them answer the Food for thought questions in the news item:

Long Island University – African American Slavery

Abraham Lincoln

Segregation in the United States

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