#LOC: #Football&AmericanHistory; #'Always Kickin’
Washington, Jan 31 (Canadian-Media): To satiate the curiosity of the student fans at this time of the year, Library of Congress (LOC) primary sources provide interesting facts about football and American history, media reports said.
An entertaining fictional film available on the Library’s National Screening Room can lead students to discover a football legend, 'Always Kickin’, a 1932 short football comedy from,the early twentieth century displaying as much drama, suspense, and romance as any modern football flick.
Students may notice anachronisms – telephones, cameras, scoreboards, and safety equipment all looked quite different, but the film employs many timeless tropes.
Ask questions to help students think and reflect: Why is an underdog hero such a compelling literary device? How is the young woman’s encyclopedic sports knowledge received by the other characters? How do Mrs. Smith’s opinions mirror current concerns about concussions and player safety?
This fictional story has deeper historical roots than may initially be evident. Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, makes a cameo appearance. His real-life football career changed the sport. In the film, the sports editor cites Thorpe’s most famous game:
On November 11, 1911, the Carlisle Indians beat the Harvard Crimson 18-15, and Jim Thorpe scored the lion’s share of Carlisle’s points. Thorpe went on to become a record-breaking Olympic decathlete and played professional football, baseball, and basketball. Read background about Jim Thorpe at America’s Library or Today in History and then introduce primary sources to help students learn more about Jim Thorpe’s career and the 1911 Harvard game.
Classroom Scene, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Frances Benjamin Johnson, 1901.
Students in Dining Hall, United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Frances Benjamin Johnson, 1901
Chapel Service, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Frances Benjamin Johnson, 1901.
The Carlisle Indians were the football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, the first federal, off-reservation Indian boarding school. Browse images, including the photographs featured above; what can students discover about the school? What questions do the photographs bring to mind about the students’ experiences? Select prompts or follow up activity ideas from the Teacher’s Guides and Analysis Tool to help students dig deeper into the images and other featured primary sources.
What can students discover about the game’s context through this newspaper article published on the morning of the big game?
“Carlisle Coach Sure of Beating Harvard.” Norwich bulletin. (Norwich, Conn.), 11 Nov. 1911
“Indians No Like School.” Webster City freeman. (Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa), 08 Aug. 1911
This newspaper article describes how some Sac and Fox families reacted to off-reservation compulsory schooling in 1911. How might that reaction have affected the football players and their classmates, far from home?
What can this political cartoon show students about past and present perceptions of Native Americans in the early twentieth century, and their relationship to Carlisle football? How might the team’s classmates have felt about their success?
The American Indian Past. Present. Albert Levering, 1906
After examining the true football legend behind Always Kickin’, ask students why renowned director James Gleason might have linked his football drama with the inspiring story of Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indians. As students rapturously follow their favorite team’s current season, Always Kickin’ can remind them of the timelessness of the sport: The big games that capture our eyes; the athletes’ struggles that capture our hearts. The Carlisle Indians football team fought past adversity to find victory, well beyond the gridiron.
For Immediate Press Release
Toronto, January 13, 2019
7th Annual One Love Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at Elite Banquet Hall, 1850 Albion Road in Toronto with Keynote by the American University female Chaplain Tahera Ahmed discussing the indispensable nature of diversity chaplains’ prisons!
In recognition of inmates’ reintegration, the One Love gala was inspired by Bob Marley’s song one love!
Seven years ago, when diversity chaplaincy was under threat, thanks to a Minister who thought otherwise.
“I was sitting distraught and this song was playing. I thought to myself that we must have an event that both celebrates our work with those incarcerated and advocates for the continuation of this crucial service. The name suited it so much as interfaith leaders and people from all walks of life joined us for an evening of much love!” says the Minister.
Several inmates and chaplains as well as entertainers are in the lineup and expected attendance will be over 300 from diverse backgrounds.
With acting portfolio in theatre and cinema, the Master of Ceremony is a known name in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) for his charm and communication skills and has hosted numerous high-end events Globally, none other but Mr. Tushar Unadkat.
Awards Presentations include (in alphabetical order):
Charity of choice this year is Looking at the Stars foundation that take classical music into prisons for free.
Funds raised during the 2018 Gala went towards:
Ticket prices are between $65 to $75 per person.
For more information contact event co-chairs,
Chaplains Habeeb Alli and Julianne Martin at:
416 823 1738 or www.onelovegala.org
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September 11, 2018
The City of Toronto announced its 2018 United Way Employee Campaign fundraising goal of $1.55 million at the campaign kickoff today on Nathan Phillips Square. City officials were joined by representatives of the municipal unions and associations. The Toronto Public Service's United Way fundraising campaign is led jointly by unions and management.
United Way Greater Toronto/Facebook
"The City of Toronto is a proud and long-time supporter of United Way Greater Toronto and the great work of its 270 community agencies across the city and region," said the Mayor of Toronto. "Helping those that are most vulnerable remains a value that Torontonians cherish and exemplify."
"The City's partnership with United Way makes sense because we share the same priorities such as building strong neighbourhoods, reducing poverty and focusing on youth," said City Manager Chris Murray. "The work we do as public servants, combined with our charitable dollars and efforts, results in residents being better served and urgent needs being met."
Contributions to United Way help build a strong network of support for people in Toronto neighbourhoods. Examples include providing pre-employment training opportunities for newcomers, enabling at-risk youth to participate in school programs or counselling sessions, helping to provide shelter for abused women and giving adults with physical or mental disabilities an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live independently and stay connected to the community.
"Our annual campaign is a great example of a joint management-union initiative with participation of all the City's unions and association," said Campaign Co-patrons Giuliana Carbone, Deputy City Manager, and Frank Ramagnano, President of the Toronto Professional Firefighters' Association. "The ongoing success of the campaign and the level of staff engagement demonstrate the commitment of the Toronto Public Service to residents of Toronto."
The Toronto Public Service is joined in its campaign by five agencies and corporations: Toronto Public Library, Toronto Zoo, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Parking Authority and Exhibition Place. The City's employee campaign has raised more than $1 million each of the past 17 years.