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All of the links in this section are open education resources that SNN has visited and reviewed. Most of the links are from federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations that manage libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the country. There are also international organizations included in the database, a database that will continue to expand as SNN reviews additional educational resources.

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Baltimore National Aquarium
Baltimore National Aquarium on the harbor

Barringer Meteorite Crater
Barringer Meteorite Crater, also called Meteor Crater, is located east of Flagstaff, Arizona. It was created about 50,000 years ago when a meteorite struck the Earth.

Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an annual prize given to 25 students, ages 8 to 18, for their significant impact on people, their communities and the environment

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

Bata Shoe Museum
Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada

Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio

Battle of the Bulge - U.S. Army
Battle of the Bulge - WWII (U.S. Army)

Benjamin Franklin Memorial
Benjamin Franklin Memorial at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Big Ten
Big Ten athletics - 14 member schools

Biggest Week in American Birding
The Biggest Week in American Birding at the "warbler capital of the world" in northwest Ohio

Bill of Rights (primary source doc)
Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (1791)

Bird Studies Canada
Bird Studies Canada, partner in the Great Backyard Bird Count by the Cornell Lab of (GBBC) Ornithology

Birding - Lake Erie Birding Trail
Lake Erie Birding Trail - popular birding spots during spring migration

BirdLife International
an organization with 121 partner organizations located around the world to support birds; global office is located in the United Kingdom

Bison - from near extinction to recovery
This is a terrific timeline by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) explaining the decline and slow recovery of bison in North America

Black History at Arlington National Cemetery
Black history at Arlington National Cemetery

Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Black Swamp Bird Observatory - located in northwestern Ohio, the "warbler capital of the world"

Bletchley Park - codebreakers in England during WWII
Bletchley Park, site where the WWII German enigma machine was decoded;

Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums, a list of museum by the National Endowment of Arts that offer free admission to active duty military;

Blueberry Council
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council - celebrating 100 years of blueberries in 2015-2016

Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation
site dedicated to keeping the legacy of Bob Hope (1903-2003), Hollywood star who entertained troops overseas from World War II through the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

Boston Tea Party Historical Society
Boston Tea Party Historical Society, a nonprofit educational and cultural organization (Boston Tea Party event took place on Dec. 16, 1773)

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in Boston; visitors can experience the Boston Tea Party on a period ship and see one of the two remaining crates from the 1773 Boston Tea Party protest

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Boys in the Boat, a national bestseller about the Univ. of Washington's male crew team who won a gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Braille - American Foundation for the Blind
Louis Braille Museum (online) - American Foundation for the Blind is based in New York City

Breaking Through the Clouds
Breaking Through the Clouds, a documentary by Heather Taylor about the first National Women's Air Derby in 1929

British monarchy
The British Monarchy - Queen Elizabeth II

British Museum
The British Museum: founded in England in 1753; the first national public museum in the world; opened to the public on Jan. 15, 1759;

British Parliament
British (UK) Parliament

Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo - Chicago

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum in New York City, one of the oldest museums in the U.S.

Brown vs. Board of Education
The case of Brown vs. the Board of Education (1954), a case that made it illegal to segregate children in schools based on race;

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
home of the naval ship USS The Sullivans (DD-537), a decommissioned ship named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers who died on the USS Juneau during WWII

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
park in Buffalo, New York where the 'USS The Sullivans' is on display as a tribute to the five Sullivan Brothers who were all killed in November 1942 when their ship, the 'USS Juneau,' sank

Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Houston, Texas

Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Bureau of Printing and Engraving (Dept. of the Treasury) - design and printing of paper currency (money)

   
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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech
    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines in France. They would then mark seven drop zones for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission. Paratroopers would be placing Eureka electronic transponders on the ground. Signals from Eureka beacons were received by Rebecca antenna mounted on the nose of the C-47 "Gooney Bird" planes.
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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1) People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)
    May 8, 2019 - During World War II, 16,112,566 soldiers served worldwide in America's Army, Navy or Marines.* They each have a story to honor. At the World War II Memorial in Washington DC, there is a wall of 4,048 gold stars. The stars honor the 405,399 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. Seventy-four years ago today, the Allies declared Victory in Europe (V-E) after liberating Europe from Hitler's Nazi Germany.
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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech
    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. Enemy lines were in Nazi-occupied France. Paratroopers would then mark seven drop zones. The markers were for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission.
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  • People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1) People of D-Day: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)
    May 8, 2019 - During World War II, 16,112,566 American soldiers served worldwide. They served in the US Army, Navy or Marines.* They each have a story to honor. At the World War II Memorial in Washington DC, there is a wall of 4,048 gold stars. The stars honor the 405,399 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. Seventy-four years ago today, the Allies declared Victory in Europe (V-E) after liberating Europe from Hitler's Nazi Germany.
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