"When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed it's tradition"
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin
- Today in History (May 4th)
- In 1626 Peter Minuit landed in Manhattan, which he later bought for $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.
- In 1932 Public Enemy One, Al Capone, was jailed for tax evasion.
- In 1961 Civil Rights activists, called "freedom riders" left Washington, DC for New Orleans.
- In 1970 Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.
- Since Star Wars became a hit nerds everywhere will say "May the Fourth be with you."
- Today in History (May 5th)
- In 1809 Mark Kies of Connecticut became the 1st woman to be granted a patent for weaving straw with silk and thread.
- In 1821 Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena.
- In 1925 John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwinism.
- In 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
- Quick review of the Counterculture movement: What was it? What was the goal? What was the lifestyle? How has it impacted us today?
- Find out what Woodstock was.
- Watch an episode of CNN's Battle of the Sexes
- In your notebooks use the Cornell note taking method to fill up the entire back page.
- Students should be able to define how the following impacted the US during the 1970's:
- Equal Pay Act
- Equal Rights Amendment
- Title IX
- Roe vs. Wade