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Science Matters: Birth of the Fax Machine

In one of its earliest forms, the facsimile--known today as the FAX--was an experimental newspaper delivered by high-frequency radio broadcasts.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
Science
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Joseph McCarthy III

Having aroused America's fears about Communists lurking behind every institutional bush, Joe McCarthy met his match.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
History-Social Science
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Science Matters: Hybrid Seed Corn

By 1933 one of the most outstanding scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century was perfected for commercial production--hybrid seed corn.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
Science
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Anne Frank I

Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929 (June 12), Annelies Marie Frank would not live to see her 16th birthday, but she left a powerful memoir of Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Europe, a legacy for the victims of the Holocaust.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
English | History-Social Science
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Selma 1965 II

In 1965, protests against voting restrictions for blacks brought forces led by Martin Luther King, Jr. into conflict with white resisters in Selma, Alabama.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
History-Social Science
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Anne Frank IV

Just hours after Anne Frank and her family were discovered in their hiding place--the “secret annex”--and arrested by the Gestapo, two of the family’s helpers rescued Anne’s diary.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
English | History-Social Science
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Joseph McCarthy I

In February 1950, an obscure U.S. Senator from Wisconsin shocked the nation. His charge: the State Department harbored 205 Communist traitors.

Grades 6-8 | 9-12
History-Social Science
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Designing a Tombstone

Some of the students go back to Mt. Olivet to get some ideas for designing their own tombstones. The cemetery guide tells them more stories about some of the people buried there.

Grades 3-5 | 6-8
English
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A Scavenger Hunt

The students conduct a scavenger hunt to gather information from tombstones about the lives of people buried in the cemetery.

Grades 3-5 | 6-8
English
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Writing an Epitaph

Ms. Scott asks the students to write their own epitaphs and to design their own tombstones. The students research some famous epitaphs on the Internet. Using the writing process, Kyle writes an epitaph that describes the life he hopes to lead in the future.

Grades 3-5 | 6-8
English
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