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  Friday finale: final nod to NPS Centennial
Friday finale: final nod to NPS Centennial
August 26, 2016 - It's finally Friday, time for a Friday finale as a wrap up to the week on Student News Net. Check out the new addition to our Extra! Extra! following each story, which now lists specific national standards that are met with our customized learning activities. And let's finish the week with a story from a 2015 Student News Net visit to the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument near Dayton, Ohio, a final nod to this week's National Park Service (NPS) Centennial.
 
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finally: adverb;related to the passing of time before something is done or happens; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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National Park Service turns 100 todayNational Park Service turns 100 today
August 25, 2016 - On this day in 1916, one hundred years ago, the National Park Service (NPS) was established.
 
Weekly VOCAB

Week of August 22

confirmed: verb; affirmed, approved;
'100 Deadliest Days' have begun

delve: verb; to study intensely, to focus;
Juno enters Jupiter's orbit

dissipating: verb; to break apart, to get less severe;
RAGBRAI rolls on through history

exhausted: verb; worn out; severely tired, fatigued;
'Final Five' earns gold

scurried: verb; moved quickly;
Next up for FIRST: World Championship in St. Louis

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1963: Martin Luther King Jr. led a March on Washington. Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial and addressing hundreds of thousands of people, he delivered a powerful speech that came to be known as his "I Have a Dream" speech.

1917: Library of Congress: Ten suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House. The protesters were there in an effort to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed "Anthony amendment" to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. Daily picketing began on January 10, 1917. During that year, more than 1,000 women from across the country joined the picket line outside the White House.

1831: Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was the first wife of a president to be called "First Lady" and the first one to graduate from college. She died in Fremont, Ohio on June 25, 1889.

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RAGBRAI rolls on through historyRAGBRAI rolls on through history
July 26, 2016 - The heat dome over the Midwest is dissipating just in time for thousands of bicyclists riding RAGBRAI XLIV – the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa.

 

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1. After watching the video, how did RAGBRAI evolve to become an international event for bicyclists?

2. What are the challenges of participating in RAGBRAI?

3. Describe some of the factors that make RAGBRAI an overall safe event in which many people participate?

 


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Redwood forests preserved for posterityRedwood forests preserved for posterity
August 24, 2016 - The public can walk among the massive redwood trees today because of work by the National Park Service 50 years ago.
Celebrate the National Park Service CentennialCelebrate the National Park Service Centennial
August 23, 2016 - In June, Student News Net visited the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
RAGBRAI XLIV in record booksRAGBRAI XLIV in record books
August 4, 2016 - Last Saturday thousands of bicyclists crossed the RAGBRAI XLIV finish line, the waters of the mighty Mississippi in Muscatine, Iowa.
RAGBRAI rolls on through historyRAGBRAI rolls on through history
July 26, 2016 - The heat dome over the Midwest is dissipating just in time for thousands of bicyclists riding RAGBRAI XLIV – the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa.
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