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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 […]

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White Socks Only | a storybook on race

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Taken from: storyonline.net White Socks Only Written by: Evelyn Coleman Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Published by: Albert Whitman & Company When Grandma was a little girl in Mississippi, she sneaked into the town one hot summer day. But when she saw the “Whites Only” sign on the water fountain, she […]

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Get Rich or Get Going |story

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The Statue of Liberty and New York City. The Statue of Liberty is in New York City.

He had finally made it to New York City. They call it “the city that never sleeps.” He had always wanted to live there. He had quit his job in Florida. He loved his new neighborhood. He loved his new apartment. He had used half of his savings to pay for one year in advance. But the apartment was so expensive. How could he afford it next year? He had to get rich this year. “How are you going to get rich in just one year?” asked his sister. That was a good question. He didn’t even have a job. But an ordinary job wouldn’t pay his rent next year. An ordinary job wouldn’t allow him to stay in his nice apartment. He didn’t want to move into a cheap apartment. How can I get rich fast, he wondered. He went across the street and bought a lottery ticket.

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Visit the Park | Practice Your English

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Visit the Park | Practice Your English

Nancy took her daughter Donna to the park. The park had lots of trees. It had lots of squirrels and birds. The squirrels ran up and down the trees. The squirrels chased one another. The squirrels played with one another.The birds flew around. They flew down to the ground. They flew up into the trees. […]

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Zen Story: You Are Also Correct

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Two monks who came out of a lecture by their master went on a hot debate regarding what they heard during the lecture. Each of them insisted that his understanding was the correct one. To settle the dispute, they went to see the master for a judgment. After hearing the argument put forth by the […]

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Zen Story: Maybe

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There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]

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The Manhattan Project – America’s Nuclear Bomb |story

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Main Gate at Los Alamos Laboratory

The Manhattan Project was the code name of a government program to develop an atomic bomb during World War II. Although over 100,000 scientists and engineers worked on the project throughout the USA, the main work was done at the  Los Alamos laboratory in the New Mexican desert. The whole project cost a total of […]

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Red Ball on the Floor |lab

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Black cat looking at a red rubber ball.

The ball is on the floor. It is a red ball. It is a rubber ball. The baby looks at the ball. The cat looks at the ball. The cat is black. The cat walks over to the ball. The cat hits the ball with its paw. The ball rolls on the floor. The baby smiles.

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Birth of Paul Bunyan

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Birth of Paul Bunyan

Maine Tall Tales retold by S. E. Schlosser Now I hear tell that Paul Bunyan was born in Bangor, Maine. It took five giant storks to deliver Paul to his parents. His first bed was a lumber wagon pulled by a team of horses. His father had to drive the wagon up to the top […]

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Fairytale edited by Andrew Lang – from the Blue Fairytale Book, 1889 Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature was ever seen. Her mother was excessively fond of her; and her grandmother doted on her still more. This good woman had made for her a […]