September 11, Hurricane Katrina: Separate and Unequal Reactions

It's with mixed emotions that I ponder 9/11, 10 years later. I knew our nation would engulf the WTC, Flight 93 and Pentagon victims with love. My fellow Americans are kindhearted. But when a big wind named Katrina drowned New Orleans four years later, where was that compassion? It's a tale of two Americas. Two profiles in courage with a segregation of empathy. Two separate and unequal responses, two equal and opposite reactions. 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina: Separate and Unequal Reactions from a Compassionate Nation 

Constitution Day, September 17, Benjamin Franklin Lessons

The U.S. celebrates Constitution Day on September 17. Use these activities for a back to school unit on early American government, including a look a one of America's most influential men--Ben Franklin. Who was Benjamin Franklin? He was many things. Born January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of Josiah Franklin's 17 children. His parents were poor working class people. Franklin's grandparents had been blacksmith, farmer and indentured servant. Despite this, Benjamin Franklin has been called a 'Renaissance Man'.   Read on Benjamin Franklin Lesson Plans, Homework Help for American History 

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