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The live SLOG-ITT session with Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat, will not be held on Monday, March 30. Check back for additional information that will be posted on the main page of the SLOG-ITT section.
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  Wisconsin birders and badgers having banner month
Wisconsin birders and badgers having banner month
March 31, 2015 - Project SNOWstorm scientists and their partners have had a busy and successful winter tracking Snowy Owls. Through regular blog posts and very cool tracking maps, Scott Weidensaul, Project SNOWstorm scientist and co-founder, has kept birders in rapt attention this winter. Goose Pond, a Snowy Owl, is currently in Wisconsin giving birders a lifer. And the Badger basketball team is having a banner month - the Final Four variety!
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ameliorate: verb;to lessen the impact of, to help, Find it in blue in today's top story!
Weekly VOCAB

Week of March 30

emblematic: adjective; symbolic, having qualities of an emblem
GBBC results are in!

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

robust: adjective; hardy, full, strong;
Spring sap signals sweet syrup

sanguine: adjective; positive attitude, hopeful
Snoopy would be proud

vociferous: adjective; loud, boisterous
Forecast: Shamrocks instead of Snowflakes!

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March 31

1948: Albert Gore, vice president of the United States serving with President Bill Clinton, was born in Washington D.C.

1889: The Eiffel Tower was named after its architect - Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. It was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1889.

1811: Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, the inventor of the Bunsen Burner that is still used in chemistry labs today, was born in Germany.

1732: Franz Joseph Haydn, "Father of the Symphony," was born in Austria-Hungary. He composed over 100 symphonies.

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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

Rare bird is something to tweet about (SNN Video)
It was a Snowy Owl surprise! (SNN Video)
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Extra! Extra! Writing Practice Practice your writing skills by summarizing the information contained in the story at the left. What is the main point of the story? What are the key findings? Why is the story an important one? What are its implications? When finished, you can either print or email your document.
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U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 Sesquicentennial
Weekly News Quiz
From statistics in the Great Backyard Bird Count story on 2015 results, about how many species of birds are there in the world?
about 2,500
about 5,000
about 10,000
Cheer up; cherry trees to bloom! Cheer up; cherry trees to bloom!
March 20, 2015 - At 6:45 p.m. EDT today, winter ends. Soon over 3,000 cherry trees will bloom in the nation's capital, a sure sign spring has arrived!
Vikings visit AmericaVikings visit America
March 12, 2015 - For a look back at the original Vikings from the 8th-11th centuries, visit a new exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum - Vikings.
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.
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