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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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  Library of Congress extends Civil Rights exhibition
Library 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 through January 2, 2016. Fifty new items are being added starting Saturday, March 7, including items from the Rosa Parks Collection.
Word of the Day
activists: noun;people who take action in support of a belief; Find it in blue in today's top story!
Weekly VOCAB

Week of February 23

adulation: noun; praise;
GBBC - the perfect time to tweet!

dexterity: noun; skill when working with one's hands;
Super Bowl XLIX footballs - Made in America by man and machine

imperfections: noun; things that are not perfect;
Charlie Brown would be proud

resuscitation: noun; process of restoring the flow of oxygen;
From the heartland: Save the Beat

visibility: noun; condition of being able to see;
Blizzard expected to pack a punch

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February 28

1983: The final episode of M.A.S.H., a television series based on the movie with the same name, aired with over 75 percent of the viewing public tuning in to see it. The series was about a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.) based in Korea during the Korean War.

1907: Milton Caniff, creator of the comic strips, "Terry and the Pirates" and "Steve Canyon" was born in Hillsboro, Ohio.

1797: Mary Lyon, a pioneer in the field of higher education for women, was born near Buckland, Massachusetts. She founded Mount Holyoke Seminary, the precursor to Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. 

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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
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The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922. What building inspired the design of the memorial?
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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.
Super Bowl XLIX footballs - Made in America by man and machineSuper Bowl XLIX footballs - Made in America by man and machine
Jan. 28, 2015 - Ada, Ohio could just as easily be called Small Town, USA or better yet, Football Town, USA.
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