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  April 15, 1912: R.M.S. Titanic sinks
April 15, 1912: R.M.S. Titanic sinks
April 15, 2014 – On this day 102 years ago, over 1,500 passengers and crew aboard the R.M. S. Titanic lost their lives when the luxury ocean liner sank less than three hours after hitting an iceberg in the icy North Atlantic Ocean.
 
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pillage: noun;removal by force of objects not belonging to someone; plundering; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
Weekly VOCAB

Week of April 14

amenable: adjective; agreeable, aligned with;
This is not a movie set

blatant: adjective; on purpose, intentional, outrageous;
World leaders focus on Ukraine

fatuous: adjective; foolish;
Winter is here even if it is still fall

grandiose: adjective; elaborate, important, grand,
Olympic Games on in Sochi!

recurrent: adjective; repetitive, quality of happening over and over again
Wildlife, water, coffee and chocolate - taken for granted?

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April 16

1862: Library of Congress: President Abraham Lincoln signed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, an important step in the long road toward full emancipation and enfranchisement for African Americans.

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2012-2013 has been a busy and exciting time and we are really looking forward to 2014 with our continuing coverage of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The stories to the right are some of our favorites with video and/or printable activities to support learning.

World War I Centennial
The 'No. 1225' transports magic (SNN Video)
 
War of 1812 Bicentennial
America wins Battle of the Lake Erie - again (SNN Video)

Don’t Give Up the Ship
(Printable activity used by students in 1813!)

Get ready for battle on Lake Erie
(Video and music – “Some Nights” by Fun)

Brig Niagara: living history lesson (SNN Video)
 
Civil War Sesquicentennial
First Battle of Bull Run reenacted (SNN Video)

Battle of Antietam (SNN Video)

Gettysburg 150th begins (SNN Video)

Wildlife
Rare bird is something to tweet about (SNN Video)
It was a Snowy Owl surprise! (SNN Video)
 
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  • LBJ Library to host Civil Rights Summit

    LBJ Library to host Civil Rights Summit

    April 7, 2014 - On July 2, 1964, then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. It will soon be the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation. The LBJ Presidential Library is hosting a Civil Rights Summit this week. President Obama and three former presidents will attend.

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  • Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies

    Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies

    March 31, 2014 - Richelle Reese is a welder. Jasmine Levitte is a painter at an automotive body shop. And Ashley Michael is a medical assistant. All three are thoroughly modern women. They proudly wear the famous white polka-dot Rosie the Riveter red bandanna for their generation.

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  • LBJ Library to host Civil Rights Summit

    LBJ Library to host Civil Rights Summit

    April 7, 2014 - On July 2, 1964, then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. It will soon be the 50th anniversary of the legislation. A Civil Rights Summit will be held this week. The event will be at The LBJ Presidential Library. President Obama and three former presidents will attend.

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  • Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies

    Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies

    March 31, 2014 - Richelle Reese is a welder. Jasmine Levitte is a painter at an auto body shop. And Ashley Michael is a medical assistant. All three are thoroughly modern women. They proudly wear the white polka-dot Rosie the Riveter red bandanna for their peers.

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Weekly News Quiz
Why did millions of women begin working in factories in 1942?
More women were trained in vocational schools.
They replaced men who joined the military during World War II.
They lobbied for the right to do a man's job.
 
 
 
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