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09/19/2017 07:00 PM
Emancipation Proclamation
On January 1, 1863, after three years of a brutal Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (freeing Confederate slaves) that was drafted on September 22, 1862. Before the Proclamation, the North was in the war to reunite […]

09/12/2017 06:00 PM
Wright Brothers
On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the world’s first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine that cost about $1000 to build. With Orville at the controls and Wilbur on the ground, the plane flew 120 feet in twelve […]

08/29/2017 04:00 PM
Ellis Island
Today’s online field trip takes us to Ellis Island, which served as the portal to almost all American immigrants arriving between 1892 and 1954. Although some were turned away, 98 percent of those examined at Ellis Island were allowed into […]

08/22/2017 07:00 PM
E.B. White
In the world of children’s literature, E.B. White is a super-star: the author of three beloved classics “Stuart Little,” “Charlotte’s Web,” and “The Trumpet of the Swan.” He also co-authored my favorite guide to the writer’s craft, “Elements of Style.”

08/15/2017 07:00 PM
Dog Breeds
Dogs have been cross-bred for thousands of years, resulting in a hundreds of breeds. The American Kennel Club, however, recognizes just 157 dog breeds, although most people could probably name fewer than a dozen. Whether you are trying to find […]