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By Dr. Amy Holland, Geography teacher
As summer approaches families may find themselves out of quarantine, but still unable to travel due to gas shortages or rising gas prices. Never fear, once again, the Internet is here!
Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is a holiday to celebrate the emancipation of slaves. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery on September 22, 1862. However, it was not enforced in the South due to the Civil War.
By Dr. Amy Holland
The last day of school we leave the building like a bird who flew the coop, possibly not without a few feathers missing…
According to historical records, only three of the 46 presidents—Franklin Pierce, Chester Arthur, and Donald Trump—did not have a pet in the White House. Then again, maybe they had a pet fish we didn’t know about.
Dr. Amy Holland is a Geography teacher from Arkansas. She is a contributing Citizen writer (you can sign up here to contribute!). In this article, Amy provides some great examples of individuals who are making an impact on the planet
Happy Earth Day! As spring begins and Earth Day comes closer, let’s look at how we can incorporate Earth Day into our history classrooms, specifically as we teach The Industrial Revolution. In the mid-1700s, a chain of events changed the way our lives look today.
Sally Jan Priesand was ordained a rabbi thus becoming the first woman rabbi in the U.S.
The first sustained flight occurred as a hot-air balloon was launched at Annonay, France, by brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier.
Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. President to broadcast a message over the radio.
Dr. Sally Ride, a 32-year-old physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space, beginning a six-day mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco by 50 nations. The Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945.
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I.