Category Archives: Social Studies

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Library Link of the Day: Face of Ancient Queen Revealed for First Time

Courtesy of National Geographic: “Some 1,200 years ago, a wealthy noblewoman, at least 60 years old, was laid to rest in Peru—richly provisioned for eternity with jewelry, flasks, and weaving tools made of gold. Now, more than five years after … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Georges Lemaitre, The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

Courtesy of Gizmodo: “There’s a perception that religion and science go together about as well as mayonnaise and marshmallows. In some instances, this is, perhaps, true. But on a typically warm Southern California January in 1933 at the California Institute … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year’s resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it’s time … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “In the 14 years he spent planning, sculpting, and overseeing the completion of the Mount Rushmore monument, artist Gutzon Borglum harbored a deep concern. He worried that his creation—one that used a 400-foot-long by 500-foot-wide rock canvas to … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: These Overlaps In Time Will Make You Question Your History Skills

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Would it surprise you to know that Nintendo was founded just a year after Jack the Ripper’s killing spree? What about the fact that Pablo Picasso died years after the release of the first Beatles album? Or that Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth were born just days … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Ancient Sumerian Logic Puzzle Is Believed to Be One of the First Riddles Ever Written

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “People love trying to outwit each other with riddles. You know, those tricky questions that frustrate you to the point of anger when the answer is revealed to be annoyingly simple? We’ve been writing and reciting these … Continue reading

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PGHS Student attends a “World Without Nuclear Weapons” Summit in Japan

Sarah Bitter very professionally represented our school and our nation at the Forum of Youth Communicators for a World without Nuclear Weapons in Hiroshima, Japan, on Sunday, November 26. Image courtesy of International Business Times. Click here for a video … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Jobs and Robots Bracing for Technological Disruptions to Come

Courtesy of Scientific American: “Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs. Bill … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: PGHS Students Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Where did this summer take you? From what I heard, most people felt the warm sand next to the ocean or maybe even sat in a humid car for 9 hours to spend a weekend at grandmas. No matter how … Continue reading

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