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Sept. 3, 2015 - As of mid August, more than 60 large, active wildfires were burning across 13 states. Nearly 6.4 million acres in the United States have burned, a 38 percent increase over the 10-year average of wildfires by mid August. NFPA is reaching out to middle and high school students through its TakeAction campaign to spread the word about wildfire prevention.
Word of the Day
replenish: verb;resupply, fill again, restock, Find it in blue in today's top story!
Weekly VOCAB

Week of August 31

acuity: noun; sharpness, clearness, clarity;
Peek at Perseids peak

memento: noun; an item or artifact with which to remember something;
Rosie the Riveter still flexing her muscle

severity: noun; the degree to which something is a serious problem;
Summer and algal bloom season here

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1856: Library of Congress: Architect and writer Louis Henri Sullivan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Sullivan spent much of his youth on his grandparents' small farm. At age sixteen, he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, to study architecture. A pioneer in the design of skyscrapers, Sullivan not only contributed to Chicago's role as a center of architectural innovation, but inspired generations of architects with his core philosophy that "form ever follows function." Among them was Prairie School icon Frank Lloyd Wright, for whom Sullivan served as a mentor. 

1783: The Treaty of Paris was signed ending the American Revolution. It was signed in Paris by Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and John Adams.

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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)

Join us Wed. Oct 7th at 11 a.m. EDT for a live SLOG-ITT with three scientists from the European Space Agency who will be answering students' questions about the Philae Lander and comet 67P. Click here for more information.

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Of the following, what has defined the life of Jerry Yellin, WWII pilot who flew the last mission of WWII?
Rosie the Riveter still flexing her muscleRosie the Riveter still flexing her muscle
Aug. 17, 2015 - Elinor Otto, 95, is the longest working Rosie the Riveter having been laid off at age 94! She was a guest at Saturday's Rosie Rally.
Virtually view items left at The WallVirtually view items left at The Wall
Aug. 12, 2015 - 500 of 400,000 items left at The Wall can now be virtually viewed.
Vintage cars vary in valueVintage cars vary in value
Aug. 4, 2015 - At the recent Sotheby's Motor City Auction in Plymouth, Michigan, a 1933 Packard sold for $583,000.
Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier, national park superintendentCharles Young: Buffalo Soldier, national park superintendent
Aug. 3, 2015 - Walking up the steps to the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, one can vividly imagine conversations from long ago.
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