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Honoring Edith Cavell

It is offical! British nurse, Edith Cavell, will be featured on a new commemorative £5 coin next year. The Royal Mint will issue a set of coins to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

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During her work as a nurse in German-occupied Belgium, Edith helped save many lives of the soldiers from both sides.

Her courage and dedication is an inspirational life story this honor is well deserved. She…

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Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi

Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi

To celebrate the birthday of NIKOLA TESLA this week, take this class challenge – find out more about this amazing man and compare his story with that of Guglielmo Marconi! On June 2nd, 1896, radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi applied for the following patent – “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor”.

However, Guglielmo’s patent was not without…

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Teachers and Students - Prepare for 4th of July Celebrations!

Teachers and Students – Prepare for 4th of July Celebrations!

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

Celebrate Independence Day by honoring Amazing Americans. We invite students to meet incredible individuals who contributed to the development of America.

There were many amazing founding fathers and mothers that we can research. We give students the opportunity to read and hear their stories in a personal way – via BioViews®.

Washington avatar   Watch our AVATAR video as George Washingtontalks…

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Aviators Birthdays’ - who are they?

Aviators Birthdays’ – who are they?

These two Amazing Aviators were both born on 1st July. One was born in 1818 and then 54 years later, another incredible aviator was born!

Who were they and what do you know about these two amazing aviators?

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Meet Louis Bleriot and Amy Johnson.

Discover the little-known story of Louis Bleriot, the French aviator who was the first man to fly over the English Channel and Amy Johnson, the record…

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Susan B. Anthony - FREE Educational eBook and Audio for July

Susan B. Anthony – FREE Educational eBook and Audio for July

As Americans celebrate 4th of July, we often think of the ‘founding fathers’ who were significant in the shaping of America. But what of the amazing women who selflessly gave up much of their lives for the future of other generations, particularly for the rights of women? Anthony, Susan B. P 001

Susan B. Anthony made astounding contributions to the women’s suffrage movement. Her fight for equality and to abolish…

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June is nearly over - can you answer these past June events & discoveries?

June is nearly over – can you answer these past June events & discoveries?

One day….many years ago…in JUNE….

1742 – Benjamin Franklin put the final touches on something we all use now….

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1770 – Captain James Cook discovered what?

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1896 – Henry Ford……

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1927 – The first of a ‘specific’ award was awarded to Charles Lindbergh….

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1928 – Amelia Earhart did what?

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1955 –  Which Walt Disney animated movie was released?

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1961 – Which of Elvis song reached #1 in the charts?

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1969…

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Juneteenth - meet Frederick Douglass - inspirational!

Juneteenth – meet Frederick Douglass – inspirational!

This week, we pay tribute to Frederick Douglass as America celebrates Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in 1865.  Celebrated as Black Independence Day by African-Americans, this was a truly historic moment on June 19, 1865. It was amazing people like Frederick Douglass, Harriett Tubman and Sojourner Truth that made great sacrifices and played a vital role in the fight to end slavery in…

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Juneteenth - meet Frederick Douglass - inspirational!
Join the journey in 1805 and discover the Great Falls of Missouri

Join the journey in 1805 and discover the Great Falls of Missouri

“I saw the spray arise above the plain like a column of smoke….it began to make a roaring too tremendous to be mistaken for any cause short of the great falls of the Missouri.”

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On June 13 in 1805, explorer Meriwether Lewis arrived at the Great Falls of the Missouri River.  Take students on a trek through the wilderness lands west of the Mississippi with Meriwether Lewison the historical Lewis…

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