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The War to End All Wars

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Social Studies | 0 comments

  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. Following the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in June, Austria-Hungry declared war with Serbia on July 28th, 1914. Because of alliances and treaties the world was soon thrown into a war that would become one of the costliest in history. The first war of the Modern Era was marked with advancements in weaponry, battle tactics, medicine, science, and news reporting. It also launched the beginnings of ...

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Luck o’ the Irish

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Holidays/Events, Social Studies | 0 comments

  “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” ~~By Adrienne Cook.~~ Although Originally an Irish Holiday, Saint Patrick’s Day has spread across the globe. The Irish celebration of the life of Ireland’s Patron Saint, St. Patrick’s Day is also day we celebrate Irish culture. Saint Patrick’s Day was adopted by the US around the turn of the 20th...

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Around the World

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Social Studies | 1 comment

“The world isn’t in your maps and books…it’s out there!”-J.R.R. Tolkien With the Olympics starting this week, is there a more perfect time to learn about the world around us? Geography is not just a study of land masses and bodies of water, it is also a study of the culture of and people inhabiting the earth. There are two main branches of Geography, which are then broken down into sub-categories. The first being Physical Geography, which has...

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St. Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Holidays/Events | 0 comments

    Did you know that the oldest known Valentine, still in existence, was written in 1415 C.E.? It is a poem written by the Duke of Orleans, while imprisoned in the Tower of London, to his wife. It is housed in the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England. Around the world, on February 14th, different countries will be celebrating Valentine’s Day, and they each have their own unique way of celebrating. In Japan it is only the women who...

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Happy Birthday Dr. King

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Holidays/Events | 0 comments

  Born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. would become the leader of a social revolution that would change the world. His actions would change the way people acted and reacted. His beliefs would drive him to lead a country in a new direction. His dream would be known worldwide and respected by leaders of nations. Rising above the violence and hatred Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would become an icon of a movement. “I have decided to stick...

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