Civics

Founding of the Thirteen Colonies

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The 13 Original Colonies were the first places that Europeans landed and lived in North America. This land was not called The United States of America because it was not a nation yet. The Colonies were helped, owned, and governed by The British Empire.  So, the colonists followed British law, paid taxes to the British […]

Culture

The Ghost Dance

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The Native American Ghost Dance Religious Ritual Became a Symbol of Defiance By Native Americans by Robert McNamara Updated May 15, 2017 The ghost dance was a religious movement that swept across Native American populations in the West in the late 19th century. What started as a mystical ritual soon became something of a political movement and […]

Art History

Salvador Dalí – photography

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Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman (1948), shown before support wires were removed from the image Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]; Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was […]

History

George Washington takes command of Continental Army

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On this day in History, Washington takes command of Continental Army on Jul 03, 1775. On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army. Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of […]

Grammar

Parts of Sentences Rhyme

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An easy way to learn or remember parts of speech.  You say it like a poem.  Practice until you know it by heart. Three little words you often see Are ARTICLES: a, an, and the.A NOUN‘s the name of anything, As: school or garden, toy, or swing. A PRONOUN replaces any noun:  he, she, it, […]

Short Read

The Tortoise and the Hare 

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The Tortoise and the Hare 

This story is one that we learn as children.  It is a classic story in America.  Most of us know this story. A speedy hare lived in the woods. She was always bragging to the other animals about how fast she could run. The animals grew tired of listening to the hare. So one day, the […]

Civics

US History |Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was the first official step for the colonies to become a nation.   Colonies belong to a country.  Things the colonies produced belonged to a country, not to the colonistsColonies are ruled by a country and they must follow the laws.  But colonies do not participate in national government.  They do not […]

Civics

Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

 Taken from: ducksters.com Civil Rights for Kids The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of the United States. It outlawed discrimination, ended racial segregation, and protected the voting rights of minorities and women. President Lyndon Johnson signing the law Background The Declaration of Independence […]