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Flag Day
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:13 +0000

With roots in the nineteenth century, June 14th wasn’t officially established as Flag Day until May 30, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation. It’s celebration continued in various communities for many years, but it didn’t really take off […]

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Metric System
Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:56 +0000

Here in the states, we’re stuck between two measurement systems: the U.S. standard of inches, feet, yards, miles, ounces and pounds, and the decimal-based metric system used nearly everywhere else. How big is the bottle of soda you’re bringing to […]

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Giraffes
Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:28 +0000

Giraffes (the tallest of all animals) can grow to more than eighteen feet tall, nearly five feet taller than African elephants (the second tallest animal.) With their long legs, long neck, and tawny brown patches, it would be easy to […]

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Freedom Riders
Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:40 +0000

The Freedom Riders were approximately 400 black and white Americans who (at great personal risk) traveled on buses through the Deep South in violation of Jim Crow segregation laws, for six months starting May 4, 1961. Along the way, they […]

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Children’s Books
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:44 +0000

Whether choosing books for avid readers or finding titles for reluctant readers, these websites are sure to help. In addition to book reviews, they offer games, printable worksheets, author bios and an opportunity for kids to interact with others who […]

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