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August 2013

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Happy Birthday, Sharon Creech

Happy Birthday, Sharon Creech
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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U.S. Motto ‚?ĚIn God We Trust‚?Ě (1956)

U.S. Motto ‚?ĚIn God We Trust‚?Ě (1956)
Learn about this motto by reading about the penny.

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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

August 1

William Clark (1770), American Explorer

William Clark (1770), American Explorer
Help a local newspaper uncover the mystery behind the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Lincoln Penny Introduced (1909)

Lincoln Penny Introduced (1909)
Create a classroom economy to learn more about our currency system.

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Neil Armstrong‚??s Birthday

Neil Armstrong‚??s Birthday
Discover more about NASA and some of the famous explorations into space!

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A-Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)

A-Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)
Learn more about WWII and read about the experiences of one man who survived the bombing.

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Betsy Byars's Birthday

Betsy Byars's Birthday
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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President Nixon Resigns (1974)

President Nixon Resigns (1974)
Learn more interesting facts about all the US Presidents.

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Michael Phelps - Olympic Record for Gold

Michael Phelps - Olympic Record for Gold
Discover more about the Olympics and Michael Phelps's victory!

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Ann Martin & Walter Dean Myers Birthday

Ann Martin & Walter Dean Myers Birthday
Learn about these two writers and others with August birthdays!

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Lucy Stone's Birthday

Lucy Stone's Birthday
Learn more about this suffragist’s life by performing this women’s history play.

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Japan Surrendered, End of World War II

Japan Surrendered, End of World War II
Find out more about this historical moment.

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French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte 1769

French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte 1769
Explore the Napoleonic Wars with this historical fiction booktalk.

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Battle of Bennington Victory (1777)

Battle of Bennington Victory (1777)
Find out more about the Revolutionary War and how America won its independence.

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National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day
Celebrate and explore the history of over 100 years of flight!

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Pres. Johnson Declared End of Civil War

Pres. Johnson Declared End of Civil War
Read the diaries of a Union solider, a young Southern girl, and a freed slave.

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Hawaii Statehood (1959)

Hawaii Statehood (1959)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

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Loch Ness monster 1st Sighting, Scotland

Loch Ness monster 1st Sighting, Scotland
Explore the world of myths, folktales and fairy tales with these writing activities.

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Mexico Declares Independence

Mexico Declares Independence
Learn about Mexico and get ideas for celebrating Hispanic heritage next month.

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19th Amendment: Women can Vote! (1920)

19th Amendment: Women can Vote! (1920)
Learn how women won the right to vote.

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Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee

Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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MLK Jr.‚??s ‚??I Have a Dream‚?Ě Speech (1963)

MLK Jr.‚??s ‚??I Have a Dream‚?Ě Speech (1963)
Learn about the legacy of this civil rights leader.

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Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse

Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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August 2013