Harriet Tubman is an amazing woman who was a slave for most of her life in the 1800’s. When she was a teenager her mom was sold as a slave. Their master, Susan whipped slaves that didn’t do what she said. When Susan died, Harriet and her brother escaped. When she was an adult she helped slaves escape to through under ground railroad, which is secret system for slaves to escape to the north. During that time, a war was happening between people who wanted slavery and other people who did not want slavery. See who wins by learning more about Harriet Tubman and the Civil War.
Submitted by: Jaden 3McK
Helen Keller came from USA Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was born June 27, 1880 and died June 1, 1986. When she was 9 months old she got a high fever and became ill that left her to be blind and deaf.
One day her mother came into Helen’s room and saw her lying in her bed. She was only 19 months old. Helen was staring and she didn’t blink. Her mother got a bright light and pointed it to Helens eyes. Helen kept her eyes wide open. Helen’s mother screamed. When it was time to eat her mother used to ring a little bell so Helen knew it was time to eat. This time Helens mother was shaking the bell and Helen didn’t move, then her mother knew she was both blind and deaf.
Years past and Helen got whatever she wanted. For example if she wanted someone else’s food she would just take it from their plate. Her mother had seen that another child were deaf and blind so she got a special teacher from a deaf school called Annie Sullivan. Annie gave Helen a doll from the deaf girls at the school. Then Annie asked for it back but Helen wanted it and would not return it. Helen got angry. She kicked and screamed. Helens father just said that she could have it so Annie let go. Helen threw it and the doll broke.
Years went and Helen learned more and more. When she turned 10 years old she was able to write, speak (but still struggling), and read in braille. When Helen grew up she could read French, Greek in braille and more. Helen Keller was the best-educated deaf blind person in the world. She was even on the Alabama state quarter.
By Tyra, 3N
John Lennon was born in Liverpool October 9, 1940. In the year 1957 he joined a band named the Quarrymen, which later on got renamed to the BEATLES. When he was in the Beetles they traveled to the U.S.A and started a new style there. In the year 1970 the beetles broke up. After the brake up he did a solo career. Only 10 years later he was killed by Mark Chapmen. Mark Chapmen killed Lennon because he was mentally unstable.
This is a cartoon that the Beatles did. They would set up a situation for the songs to fit.
This is the official music video of the song “I Am The Walrus”. Enjoy!
Written by Stuart, 5McA
Mike Van Zee is a boy with Downs Syndrome. This is a disease you’re born with and you can’t remove. He was teased every single day. Then when he finished high school a woman named Eunice Shriver created the Paralympics for people with disabilities. So Mike Van Zee went to the special Paralympics and was taught by a person named Pat, who helped him get stronger lifting weights. He becomes a champion and won many medals
By Jaden, 3MCK
Rosa Parks is an African American hero. She was born on Feb 4th, 1913. Her story is unusual. For a small reason she was sent to jail.
One day, Dec 1st, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa sat in a bus in the section where both white people and black people could sit. After a while, a white man wanted to sit in her seat, but she refused! Even the bus driver came to ask her to move, but she still refused! “Get up, lady or else you’ll get arrested!” the bus driver screamed. But Rosa still refused. She thought that black people should be treated the same way white people were treated.
Soon she got arrested. Then Martin Luther King Jr. got Rosa freed. He then organized the bus boycott.This meant all black people would walk instead of using buses. So all black people walked for a year to change the laws that said black people had to sit at the back of the bus. And after one whole year of walking the law was changed.
Rosa Parks fought for what she thought was right. She died on Oct 24th, 2005. She was a true civil rights hero.
By Ananya, 3McK
Freddie Mercury (Farokh Bulsara) was born on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5 1946. Later in London under the name of Freddie Mercury, he was leading the legendary rock group named Queen.
The Queen band members consisted of Roger Taylor, (Drummer) Brian May (guitarist) and John Deacon (background artist).
Freddie Mercury’s song “ Bohemian Rhapsody” put Queen onto the UK charts as “UKs # 1 rock band.”
20 years later many more great hits were released like “Another One Bites The Dust” and “We Are The Champions”. Now days Freddie Mercury is considered the one of the greatest singers of all time and was a very flamboyant man. It was very sad to hear of the tragic death of Freddie Mercury on November 4th 1991.
Written by Aryaan, Grade 4K