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Due to severe weather, SNN's live SLOG-ITT session with Daniel James Brown has been rescheduled for Monday, March 30 at 1pm EST. Mr. Brown is the author of the New York Times Best Seller - The Boys in the Boat. Meticulously researched, the book tells the riveting story of the 1936 University of Washington Men's rowing team and their inspiring path to victory at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
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  High tech, low tech work finds sunken WWII battleship
High tech, low tech work finds sunken WWII battleship
March 5, 2015 - Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, owner of the Seattle Seahawks and philanthropist, announced this week that his team has found the Musashi, a WWII Japanese battleship that was one of the two largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history.
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marvel: noun;impressive or amazing work, feat; Find it in blue in today's top story!
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Week of March 02

propitious: adjective; favorable, beneficial;
GRAMMY Foundation announces Music Educator Award

reliant: adjective; dependent on;
Mined in America

sanguine: adjective; cheerful, hopeful, quality of having a positive attitude;
Snoopy would be proud

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1946: In a speech delivered at Westminster College in Missouri, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill referred to the "iron curtain," the cold war boundary between countries controlled by the Soviet Union and western countries.

1868: Impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson began. Ultimately, Johnson remained in office when the Senate was one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to impeach a president.

1770: The Boston Massacre took place when British troops and a crowd in Boston confronted each other. Five men were killed by British troops, an event that sparked further dislike for British rule.

1512: Gerhardus Mercator, cartographer and geographer who developed the Mercator Projection of the ratio of latitude to longitude still in use today, was born in Belgium.

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2012-2013 has been a busy and exciting time and we are really looking forward to 2014 with our continuing coverage of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The stories to the right are some of our favorites with video and/or printable activities to support learning.

70th anniversary of D-Day
Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies
Whiskey 7 on her way to Normandy (SNN Video)
World War I Centennial
The 'No. 1225' transports magic (SNN Video)
War of 1812 Bicentennial
America wins Battle of Lake Erie - again (SNN Video)
Don’t Give Up the Ship
(Printable activity used by students in 1813!)
Get ready for battle on Lake Erie
(Video and music – “Some Nights” by Fun)
Brig Niagara: living history lesson (SNN Video)
Civil War Sesquicentennial
First Battle of Bull Run reenacted (SNN Video)
Battle of Antietam (SNN Video)
Gettysburg 150th begins (SNN Video)
Tiny photos reveal untold Civil War history

Rare bird is something to tweet about (SNN Video)
It was a Snowy Owl surprise! (SNN Video)
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U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 Sesquicentennial
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The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922. What building inspired the design of the memorial?
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Library of Congress extends Civil Rights exhibitionLibrary of Congress extends Civil Rights exhibition
Feb. 26, 2015 - A Library of Congress exhibition – The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom – is being extended.
Lincoln left big shoes - and slippers - to fillLincoln left big shoes - and slippers - to fill
Feb. 16, 2015 - On this Presidents’ Day, think of the big shoes – and slippers – Abraham Lincoln left to fill.
Rare Shoeless Joe photo up for auctionRare Shoeless Joe photo up for auction
Feb. 11, 2015 - One of Greenville, South Carolina's most famous citizens was Joseph Jefferson Jackson, known as Shoeless Joe.
Winter still has grip Winter still has grip
Feb. 9, 2015 - Over 10,000 truck loads of snow have been removed from Boston neighborhoods. And the trucks will not be idling anytime soon.
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