Archive for the ‘Social Studies’ Category

Class X05 Explores Rainforests

July 10, 2017



People of the Rainforests…

Happy Birthday America

July 1, 2017


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Flag Day June 15

June 9, 2017


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



“Radio Days – Hindenburg”


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


Women Warriors

Women of Our Time

Timeline of Women

Arbor Day Celebrate

April 6, 2017

Do you celebrate Arbor Day?


 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!


Next Up, Lagos Nigeria

February 4, 2017


Chinese New Year

January 16, 2017




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