Archive for the ‘Social Studies’ Category

Flag Day June 15

June 9, 2017

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Flag Day

June 15 is Flag Day! This year, it marks the 227th birthday of the US Flag! It may seem like just another day to you, but it’s a great chance to learn a little about US history, and to take the time to get to know a little about flags from other countries, too! Flags are used all over the world to represent countries, clubs, even school groups. The US flag has special names: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and Star-Spangled Banner. The flag has 13 stripes that represent each of the 13 original colonies and fifty stars: one for each US state!

Sorry, but most people don’t get out of school and work for Flag Day. In Pennsylvania though, it is an official state holiday. But you can learn a little about the history of Flag Day, think about what flags mean, and test your flag IQ!

 

 

History of Flag Day

The Hindenburg May 6 1937

May 2, 2017

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“Radio Days – Hindenburg”

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What is a dirigible?

You’ve seen them at one time or another.  Those great big blimps that cover sporting events.  Read about the history of these giant air balloons.  This month is the anniversary of the Great Hindenburg that ended up self destructing due to highly flammable gas and materials that it was made of.

 Vidicom : The Hindenburg Disaster – Titanic of the Sky

May Day!

May 1, 2017

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Women of our Time and Way Before Our Time

April 25, 2017

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Women Warriors

Women of Our Time

Timeline of Women

Arbor Day Celebrate

April 6, 2017

Do you celebrate Arbor Day?

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 A World Without Trees  😦

World’s Fastest Trains…

March 18, 2017

World’s Fastest Trains

The era of high-speed trains really kicked off in Japan back in 1964 with the development of the shinkansen, or bullet train, which clocked speeds of 125 miles per hour (201 km/h). That’s so mid-20th century now.

Read more here:  Not Like Our Subways!

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Next Up, Lagos Nigeria

February 4, 2017

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Chinese New Year

January 16, 2017

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Chinese New Year – AOL Research & Learn

Holidays- Chinese New Year: Fast Facts – AOL Research & Learn

Chinese New year and Chinese Spring Festival

The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar

Holi Festival

March 7, 2016

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 Holi – the festival of colors – is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival. It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors to make a festive graffiti on every heart.

Happy Days Are Here Again!
With winter neatly tucked up in the attic, it’s time to come out of our cocoons and enjoy this spring festival. Every year it is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March and glorifies good harvest and fertility of the land. It is also time for spring harvest. The new crop refills the stores in every household and perhaps such abundance accounts for the riotous merriment during Holi. This also explains the other names of this celebration – ‘Vasant Mahotsava’ and ‘Kama Mahotsava’.

 Read about this holiday.  Click here ~~~~~>  Moli

Castles All You Ever Wanted to Know…

February 9, 2016

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Castles On The Web Introduction