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					  Vocabulary Lesson
Alaa Arif, Linda Holz, Claudia
  Rodriguez, Qiona Woffard
  EDTC560- Applications of
Multimedia & Web Page Design
 University of Phoenix-Online
          Learning Objective
By the end of this exercise you will:
• Know at least 4 facts about civil rights
  leader Jesse Jackson
• Be able to define seven (7) words: boycott,
  contender, assassinate, defy, odds,
  impressive, prejudice
              Warm Up:
• What do you know about civil rights?
• Can you think of people who have fought
  for civil rights?
          Vocabulary Preview
 Contender: a candidate, opponent or
  competitor.

Boycott: to refuse to deal with something such
 as organization, a company or a process.

Assassinate : to kill somebody especially a
 political leader or other public figure.
Impressive: remarkable, exciting,
 extraordinary.

Odds: the chances or probabilities.

Defy: to challenge and dare.

Prejudice: to discriminate and to be biased.
Read the following Passage then
     answer the questions
               passage downloaded from

http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/jesse_jackson.htm
  Jesse Jackson and Civil Rights
Jesse Jackson is a famous Civil Rights leader,
  one of the greatest. He believes that African
  Americans should get more political power.
  He fought for that power by being the
  second black American to run for President.
  The first was Congresswomen Shirley
  Chisholm. She ran in 1972, but was not a
  factor in the election. Jesse Jackson was the
  first African-American to be a contender in a
  presidential election.
             Fighting for Equality

Jesse Jackson was born in 1941 in Greenville, South
  Carolina. He graduated from Sterling High School
  and received a football scholarship to the University
  of Illinois. Shortly after he went there he transferred
  to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College
  in Greensboro and became active in sit-ins with
  other students at the college. A sit-in is when a
  group of black people would sit down in a white-only
  restaurant or business, to protest being unable to
  eat or shop there. It was very common in the south
  at that time for Blacks to be kept out of many
  businesses like restaurants run by Whites.
1965 was a very important year for Jesse Jackson. He
  met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the famous Selma
  March, an effort to register black voters. He was
  made the leader of the Chicago branch of Operation
  Breadbasket, which was established by Martin
  Luther King, Jr. in 1962. Operation Breadbasket was
  a civil rights group that tried to get more job
  opportunities for Blacks. He was very successful in
  leading that program, boycotting businesses that
  discriminated against Blacks, and forcing
  businesses to hire black workers. He was with Dr.
  King in Memphis, Tennessee when Dr. King was
  assassinated three years later.
In 1979, Jackson, like Dr. King before him, became
   interested in civil rights struggles around the world.
   He traveled to Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. He
   met Egyptian President Answar Sadat, Syrian
   President Hafez al Assad, and Palestinian leader
   Yassar Arafat. Although he didn’t accomplish much
   in getting Arab-Israeli peace, his personal friendship
   with Syrian leader Assad proved to be helpful later
   in the Mid-East peace process.
            Running for President

Jesse Jackson first ran for The Democratic Nomination
  in 1984. Although he didn’t win he put up an
  impressive total of 450 delegates, way more than
  Shirley Chisholm in 1972. At The Democratic
  National Convention, Jackson said, "This is not a
  perfect party. We are not perfect people. Yet we are
  called to a perfect mission: our mission to feed the
  hungry; to clothe the naked; to house the homeless;
  to teach the illiterate; to provide jobs for the jobless;
  and to choose the human race over the nuclear
  race." Jesse Jackson believes the government
  should spend more money on people than on
  weapons for war.
Jackson also ran for President in 1988. In this
  election he ran even stronger than before.
  He targeted all minority groups such as
  blacks, women, and Hispanics along with
  more white voters. This time he got 1200
  delegates. Although it wasn’t enough to win,
  it was extremely impressive. Many people
  laughed at the idea of a successful black
  candidate.
"The nation isn’t ready!" they said. Jackson
  showed them up! He responded,
  "Excellence is doing your best against the
  odds, as I run for President I run against the
  odds… yet I defy the odds." Even though he
  couldn’t win the race, it was almost like
  Jackson ran just to prove to people that a
  black person could still do well in a
  Presidential election.
Jesse Jackson is a great man. He knows how to work
  under pressure. When other people show hatred he
  simply says, "I am somebody!" Jesse Jackson will
  not let prejudice or racism make him less than he
  is!
    Critical Thinking Exercise
• Have you ever done anything you
  considered impressive?
• Do you know people who defy odds? What
  do they do?
• Do you think Jackson would have made a
  good president? Why?
                   Assessment
Please click on “Quiz” in the navigation bar to check your
   information regarding the passage your just read.

You could always check the correct answer at the end of this
  presentation!
                     Answers
• True/False
  –   1 true
  –   2 true
  –   3 true
  –   4 false
• Matching
  –   Defy: Challenge
  –   Odds: Likelihood
  –   Assassinate: Kill
  –   Impressive: Significant
  –   Prejudice: Discriminate
      Congratulations!

You have successfully completed this
             exercise.

				
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