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  Friday finale: final nod to NPS Centennial
Friday finale: final nod to NPS Centennial
August 26, 2016 - It's finally Friday, time for a Friday finale as a wrap up to the week on Student News Net. Check out the new addition to our Extra! Extra! following each story, which now lists specific national standards that are met with our customized learning activities. And let's finish the week with a story from a 2015 Student News Net visit to the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument near Dayton, Ohio, a final nod to this week's National Park Service (NPS) Centennial.
 
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finally: adverb;related to the passing of time before something is done or happens; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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National Park Service turns 100 todayNational Park Service turns 100 today
August 25, 2016 - On this day in 1916, one hundred years ago, the National Park Service (NPS) was established.
 
Weekly VOCAB

Week of August 22

confirmed: verb; affirmed, approved;
'100 Deadliest Days' have begun

delve: verb; to study intensely, to focus;
Juno enters Jupiter's orbit

dissipating: verb; to break apart, to get less severe;
RAGBRAI rolls on through history

exhausted: verb; worn out; severely tired, fatigued;
'Final Five' earns gold

scurried: verb; moved quickly;
Next up for FIRST: World Championship in St. Louis

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1791: Library of Congress: John Fitch and James Rumsey, rivals battling over claims to the invention, each were granted a federal patent for the steamboat. They devised different systems for their steamboats. Four years earlier, on August 22, 1787, Fitch demonstrated a steamboat - a Watt-type engine with a separate condenser that transmitted power to oars mounted to stroke in a paddle fashion. The forty-five-foot craft launched on the Delaware River in the presence of delegates from the Constitutional Convention. Rumsey’s craft was powered by direct force - jet propulsion. Fitch went on to build a larger steamboat that carried passengers and freight between Philadelphia and Burlington, New Jersey.

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RAGBRAI rolls on through historyRAGBRAI rolls on through history
July 26, 2016 - The heat dome over the Midwest is dissipating just in time for thousands of bicyclists riding RAGBRAI XLIV – the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa.

 

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2. What are the challenges of participating in RAGBRAI?

3. Describe some of the factors that make RAGBRAI an overall safe event in which many people participate?

 


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Redwood forests preserved for posterityRedwood forests preserved for posterity
August 24, 2016 - The public can walk among the massive redwood trees today because of work by the National Park Service 50 years ago.
Celebrate the National Park Service CentennialCelebrate the National Park Service Centennial
August 23, 2016 - In June, Student News Net visited the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
RAGBRAI XLIV in record booksRAGBRAI XLIV in record books
August 4, 2016 - Last Saturday thousands of bicyclists crossed the RAGBRAI XLIV finish line, the waters of the mighty Mississippi in Muscatine, Iowa.
RAGBRAI rolls on through historyRAGBRAI rolls on through history
July 26, 2016 - The heat dome over the Midwest is dissipating just in time for thousands of bicyclists riding RAGBRAI XLIV – the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa.
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