Nathan Hale

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Nathan Hale: Colonial Spy Nathan Hale should be an example to us all. He did what not many human beings would be willing to do: lay down his life for his country. His selflessness set an example for many who were to come and he was a forerunner for the American Revolution. Nathan Hale was […]

Ocean Fossils

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Ammonites: They are sea animals that first appeared in the fossil record around 400 million years ago in the Devonian period and became extinct at the same time as dinosaurs. They had a soft bodies and used their Spiral-shaped shell for protection. Scientist believe they may have avoided predators by squirting ink. They belong to […]

Slavery in the U.S.

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Early Slavery Slavery was a part of life in the United States from its colonial beginnings, and slave owners used forced labor to build the young nation and it is booming economy. By the 19th century, abolitionists were campaigning to free all slaves, in the face of opposition from many American states. This resulted in […]

Greek Gods and Goddesses

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Zeus: Roman name: Jupiter Zeus is the god of the sky, and thunder, and he is one of the twelve Olympian gods that lived on Mount Olympus. He once ruled the world. His wife’s name is Hera, and they were Titans. Hera: Roman name: Juno Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, and childbirth, and […]

The Dust Bowl

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The Dust Bowl is known now as a drought and a long period of sandstorms that targeted mainly Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding prairie states. Pre-Dust Bowl, farms were spreading and multiplying like rabbits.  The long, sturdy grass roots that anchored much soil in place was replaced by shallow and pliable wheat roots. This was during the […]

Mystery of The Voynich

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The Voynich is a manuscript dating back to around the 15th century. The thing about it is, nobody can understand the writing in it. Now depicted as “Voynichese,” there are many theories about where this came from, from angels and aliens to a hoax or a code.  The manuscript is named after Wilfred Voynich, who […]

Hominid Development (Part 2)

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Modern humans developed over a period of millions of years.  Here is a summary of what we know based on fossil records. Australopithecus: The remains of Australopithecus were mostly found in “East Africa”. The Australopithecus  brain was roughly 35% of the size of the modern human brain. The Australopithecus female stood between 1.2m and 1.4 […]

Hominid Development

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Modern humans developed over a period of millions of years.  Here is a summary of what we know based on fossil records. Australopithecine: Lived from 4.5 million to 1 million B.C. Found in eastern Africa. First human like creature to walk up right. Homo Habilis: Lived from about 2.5 million to 1.5 million B.C. Found […]

George Washington

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George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732, in Westmoreland country, Virginia, and died on December 14th, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He was the first president of the U.S in April 30th,1789. Time line: Born in Westmoreland, country, Virginia  (February 22, 1732) Father died (April 12,1743) Joined Lord Fairfax to survey Shenandoah Valley (1748) […]