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Due to severe weather, SNN's live SLOG-ITT session with Daniel James Brown has been rescheduled for Monday, March 30 at 1pm EST. Mr. Brown is the author of the New York Times Best Seller - The Boys in the Boat. Meticulously researched, the book tells the riveting story of the 1936 University of Washington Men's rowing team and their inspiring path to victory at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
   
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  Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015
Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015
March 2, 2015 - Leonard Nimoy, an actor who played Mr. Spock in Star Trek television shows and movies spanning 48 years, died Friday. He was 83. His role as Mr. Spock inspired many NASA scientists and employees over the years. Terry Virts, NASA astronaut currently on the International Space Station, offered a special tribute to Nimoy from space.
 
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reprise: noun;repeat appearance, performance; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Week of March 02

propitious: adjective; favorable, beneficial;
GRAMMY Foundation announces Music Educator Award

reliant: adjective; dependent on;
Mined in America

sanguine: adjective; cheerful, hopeful, quality of having a positive attitude;
Snoopy would be proud

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1904: Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1984. He died on Sept. 24, 1991 in California.

1899: Mt. Rainier National Park was established. It is located in the Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington.

1793: Sam Houston, American soldier and politician, was born in Virginia. But he is remembered for his role in the history of Texas. He helped to secure independence for Texas in 1836. After Texas was admitted to the Union, Houston served as a U.S. Senator and later governor of the state. The city of Houston is named after him.
   
    
    
    
   

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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.

70th anniversary of D-Day
Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies
Whiskey 7 on her way to Normandy (SNN Video)
 
World War I Centennial
The 'No. 1225' transports magic (SNN Video)
 
War of 1812 Bicentennial
America wins Battle of 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)
Tiny photos reveal untold Civil War history

Wildlife
Rare bird is something to tweet about (SNN Video)
It was a Snowy Owl surprise! (SNN Video)
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U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 Sesquicentennial
 
 
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The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922. What building inspired the design of the memorial?
Coliseum
Parthenon
White House
 
 
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Library of Congress extends Civil Rights exhibitionLibrary of Congress extends Civil Rights exhibition
Feb. 26, 2015 - A Library of Congress exhibition – The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom – is being extended.
Lincoln left big shoes - and slippers - to fillLincoln left big shoes - and slippers - to fill
Feb. 16, 2015 - On this Presidents’ Day, think of the big shoes – and slippers – Abraham Lincoln left to fill.
Rare Shoeless Joe photo up for auctionRare Shoeless Joe photo up for auction
Feb. 11, 2015 - One of Greenville, South Carolina's most famous citizens was Joseph Jefferson Jackson, known as Shoeless Joe.
Winter still has grip Winter still has grip
Feb. 9, 2015 - Over 10,000 truck loads of snow have been removed from Boston neighborhoods. And the trucks will not be idling anytime soon.
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