Category Archives: Social Studies

Flowers Were The Emoticons Of The Victorian Age

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura, a “definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places.”: “Imagine for a moment that a messenger shows up at the door of your elegantly-appointed Victorian home and hands you a small, ribbon-wrapped bouquet, obviously hand-assembled from … Continue reading

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Peanuts are amazing! Special thanks to George Washington Carver

Courtesy of Biography.com: “George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his … Continue reading

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This Is How February Became Black History Month

From Time.com: “It was in 1964 when the author James Baldwin reflected on the shortcomings of his education. ‘Then I was going to school,’ he said, ‘I began to be bugged by the teaching of American history because it seemed … Continue reading

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Subterranean History: Beautiful Abandoned NYC Subway Station

From WebUrbanist.com, a “city-centric, visual-oriented online publication about art, design and built environments”: “As all urban exploration enthusiasts know, there are hidden wonders all around us – particularly in rich metropolitan landscapes like New York City. The City Hall subway stop … Continue reading

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National Geographic Society founded today in 1888, Food Maps

In honor of the founding of the National Geographic Society today in 1888, here is an article from the February, 2017 print edition. Posted on NationalGeographic.com: “Food for thought: How does one ingredient become linked to one place? That’s one … Continue reading

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Ansel Adams Photography Study, Manzanar Internment Camp

A World War 2 Japanese internment camp featured in the memoir “Farewell to Manzanar” (940.54 HOU), was photographed by Ansel Adams and presented by the Library of Congress. (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/manz/) Adams, well known for his landscape photography, stated in a letter … Continue reading

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The National Archives “Favorite Film Finds of 2016”

The National Archives, keeper of all the documents and materials of the United States Government, presented a list of what they believe are the most interesting digitized films this year. (2016 List) Check out the documentary “As the City Sleeps” … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Get Close Up with Close Up!

Every year students have the opportunity to go on an amazing trip to Washington DC. This year the trip takes place from November 26th to December 3rd and is guaranteed to be especially interesting with the 2016 election happening earlier in … Continue reading

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