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World Changing Contributions

Did you know that Black History Month started in 1926 as a one-week event to bring attention to the contributions of African Americans? The event became so popular that by 1976, President Gerald Ford made … Read more

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Hearts in Animals

The Heart’s Job You probably know you need oxygen to live. In fact, all the cells in your body need oxygen—and your heart makes sure they get it. A heart is an organ inside you … Read more

Emancipation Proclamation
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The Emancipation Proclamation

In 1863, the United States was approaching the third year of devastating civil war, pitting the Union (northern states) against the Confederacy (the southern states). The major issue dividing the country was slavery. Abraham Lincoln … Read more

Carter G. Woodson
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Black History Month: Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Black History Month started in 1970, proposed by African American educators and students at Kent State University. But long before the month was proposed, Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded a week to honor contributions that … Read more

Australian Fires
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Australia’s Deadly Wildfires

Bushfires are common in northern Australia. (The scrub, woodland, and grasslands of Australia and New Zealand are called “the bush.”) The winters are dry, and a lightning strike or human error can ignite a blaze. … Read more