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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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Wallenberg Legacy
an award given annually by the University of Michigan in honor of Raoul Wallenberg, a UMich graduate who saved thousands of Hungarian Jewish citizens during WWII

Walt Whitman Archive
The Walt Whitman Archive - Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University in Maryland

Washed Ashore
Washed Ashore, a nonprofit based in Bandon, Oregon that turns plastic ocean debris into beautiful sculptures

Washington
official website of the state of Washington; Olympia (capital)

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing State Park (Pennsylvania), the site of George Washington and his Continental Army crossing the Delaware River on Dec. 25, 1776.

Washington's Farewell Address (primary source doc)
President George Washington's Farewell Address in 1796 - Primary Source Document transcript at the National Archives

Washington's First Inaugural Address (primary source doc)
President George Washington's First Inaugural Address in 1789 - Primary Source Document transcript at the National Archives

Watch the Skies blog - NASA
Watch the Skies blog by NASA

Water Streamer - USGS
interactive map to trace river and streams upstream and downstream; U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Water Watch
Real time updates of water conditions throughout the United States, including flood and drought conditions by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Water: California Dept. of Water Resources
California Dept. of Water Resources

Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope - NASA

West Virginia
official website of the state of West Virginia; Charleston (capital)

Western Reserve Historical Society
Western Reserve Historical Society - Cleveland, Ohio

White House
The White House

White House Historical Association
White House Historical Association - a nonpartisan organization founded in 1961 that focuses on preserving the White House

Wilderness Act of 1964
Primary source doc: The Wilderness Act of 1964

Wilderness Preservation System
National Wilderness Preservation System

Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas

Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival in St. Paul, Minnesota

Wisconsin
official website of the state of Wisconsin; Madison (capital)

Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin Historical Society

Women in Aviation International
Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization that supports women in all aviation career fields and interests; scholarships offered for high school girls;

Women in the U.S. Army
history of women in the U.S. Army from the days of the Revolutionary War

Women's History Moonth
Women's History Month - collaborative site of many institutions

Women's Right to Vote (primary source doc)
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote was ratified in 1920;

Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points (primary source doc)
President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points on Jan. 8, 1918, a road map to peace to end World War I

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

World Food Prize
World Food Prize, founded by Norman Borlaug, Iowa native and winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in agriculture

World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization (WHO), founded in 1948 with headquarters in Geneva

World Heritage Site Convention
Text of the Convention convened in 1972 by UNESCO to establish World Heritage Sites - primary source doc

World Heritage Sites - UNESCO
World Heritage sites by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

World Living Statues Festival
World Living Statues Festival in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Robert Shangle from Michigan has represented the United States at the festival three times, most recently in 2017.

World Solar Challenge
World Solar Challenge

World War I Centennial Commission
World War I Centennial Commission

World War I Museum and Memorial
National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

World War II Museum
National World War II Museum - New Orleans

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Hawaii (Pearl Harbor), Alaska, California (National Park Service)

World Water Day
World Water Day - March 22 (sponsored by the United Nations)

World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund - based in Washington D.C.; 1 million members in U.S., works in 100 countries protecting the future of nature

Worlds of Puppetry Museum
Worlds of Puppetry Museum within the Center for Puppetry Arts - Atlanta, Georgia

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America - second Saturday in December to honor fallen soldiers

Wright Brothers
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Wyoming
official website of the state of Wyoming; Cheyenne (capital)

   
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    Jan. 11, 2019 - For the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2019), Student News Net will be posting a series of stories honoring the people of D-Day. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day.
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    Jan. 9, 2019 - In 1942 and 1943, copper was needed to make war materials. World War II was raging so millions of pennies, called steelies, were made by coating steel with zinc. But a small number of copper pennies were made in error. In 1947, Don Lutes, Jr., a sixteen year old student in Massachusetts, received one. It was in his change after purchasing lunch at his high school cafeteria. That coin will go up for auction Thursday by Heritage Auctions. It could fetch more than $200,000.
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  • Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears
    Jan. 11, 2019 - The 75th anniversary of D-Day is June 6, 2019. Student News Net will be posting a series of stories honoring people of D-Day. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day.
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  • Rare 1943 copper penny could bring $200,000 Rare 1943 copper penny could bring $200,000
    Jan. 9, 2019 - In 1942 and 1943, copper was needed to make war materials. World War II (1939-1945) was raging. In the United States, millions of pennies were made by coating steel with zinc. The pennies were called steelies. A small number of copper pennies were made in error. In 1947, Don Lutes, Jr., a sixteen year old student in Massachusetts, received one. It was in his change after purchasing lunch at his high school cafeteria. That coin will go up for auction Thursday by Heritage Auctions. It could fetch more than $200,000.
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