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July 2014

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June 29

Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Introduce your students to the author of The Little Prince.

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Meteor Day

Meteor Day
Journey into space to learn about meteors!

July 1

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)
Learn more about the Civil War.

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Amelia Earhart Disappears (1937)

Amelia Earhart Disappears (1937)
Read about Amelia Earhart's last flight.

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Washington Commands the Continental Army

Washington Commands the Continental Army
Use these activities, lesson plans, and books to learn more about the first president of the United States.

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Independence Day

Independence Day
Help your students learn the history behind Independence Day.

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First Woman Joins Supreme Court (1981)

First Woman Joins Supreme Court (1981)
Teach your students about the importance of the United States judicial system with these classroom materials from Justice by the People.

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The Ringing of the Liberty Bell (1776)

The Ringing of the Liberty Bell (1776)
Celebrate this day patriotically.

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14th Amendment Ratified (1868)

14th Amendment Ratified (1868)
The 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to all individuals born in the United States. Learn more about American citizenship with Democracy@Work.

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Wyoming Statehood (1890)

Wyoming Statehood (1890)
Learn about all 50 of the United States.

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Happy Birthday, E. B. White!

Happy Birthday, E. B. White!
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about his work.

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Bastille Day

Bastille Day
Learn about French history on Bastille Day.

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First U.S.-Soviet Space Flight (1975)

First U.S.-Soviet Space Flight (1975)
Learn about NASA and the original explorations into space.

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Read With Clifford

Read With Clifford
Cool off during the dog days of summer with Clifford activities for young readers.

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Play I SPY!

Play I SPY!
Test your attention to detail with interactive I SPY games on The Stacks!

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Flashlight Readers

Flashlight Readers
Jump into your favorite books with Flashlight Readers activities.

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August 1

William Clark's Birthday (1770)

William Clark's Birthday (1770)
Help a local newspaper uncover the mystery behind the Lewis and Clark expedition in honor of this American explorer.

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