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The Sawyer Show | Take the Stage

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Learn about the achievements of George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolores Huerta by acting them out! 

Sawyer, a student in history class, imagines himself hosting a talk show with guests George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolores Huerta.  When Sawyer interviews these historical figures about their achievements, the viewers act out phrases that represent each of their legacies.

Learning Objective: 
Identify contributions of the historical figures George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolores Huerta.

View the Spanish version of The Sawyer Show by clicking here.

El Show de Gabby | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende sobre los logros de George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y Dolores Huerta actuandolos!

Sawyer, un estudiante de la clase de historia, se imagina que presenta un programa de entrevistas con los invitados George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y Dolores Huerta. Cuando Sawyer entrevista a estas figuras históricas sobre sus logros, los espectadores actúan frases que representan cada uno de sus legados.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Identificar las contribuciones de las figuras históricas George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, el Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. y Dolores Huerta.

View the English version of El Show de Gabby by clicking here.

1850-1874 Era | Lesson 8: Notable Nebraskan - J. Sterling Morton

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Today, J. Sterling Morton is best known as the co-founder of Arbor Day. Living in Nebraska City, Morton carefully watched the growth of the Nebraska Territory through all its ups and downs. He did not believe Nebraska was a Great American Desert, but quite the opposite. He believed in Nebraska's agriculture, and the honorable work of farmers. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

Learn more at NebraskaStudies.org.

Anna Jarvis and the History of Mother's Day

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Learn the story of the origin of Mother's Day and the woman credited with founding it in this video from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.  

Fargo Indigenous Peoples' Day

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An overview of Indigenous Peoples Day at the Agassiz School in Fargo, ND on October 8, 2018, and meaningful conversation about the need for the day to be recognized.

New Year's - Chinese Style | Georgia Stories

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Georgia's Chinese-American population took root when laborers came to Augusta in 1873 to dig a canal. They opened shops and gradually became part of the community, but they never forgot their traditions. One of the most festive and biggest holidays is Chinese New Year that begins on the first new moon of the lunar calendar, typically in late January or early February. According to tradition, this day sets the tone for the following year so people are careful to wear new clothes, eat good foods, and say the right things.

The History of Mother's Day in WV

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Examine the efforts of Anna Jarvis to honor her mother with the creation of an annual Mother's Day.

Lesson 8: J. Sterling Morton

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Today, J. Sterling Morton is best known as the co-founder of Arbor Day. Living in Nebraska City, Morton carefully watched the growth of the Nebraska Territory through all its ups and downs. He did not believe Nebraska was a Great American Desert, but quite the opposite. He believed in Nebraska's agriculture, and the honorable work of farmers. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

El Dia de los Muertos | Georgia Stories

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More than 250,000 people of Mexican heritage live in Georgia. They bring with them not only a different language, but a variety of customs and beliefs that enrich Georgia's culture. The Day of the Dead is one of them. Many people join in the Day of the Dead celebration at Atlanta's Mexican Cultural Center on November 1-2. It is a little like Halloween, not only because of the date, but also because skeletons are used to represent death.

Nature Cat | The Groundhog Way

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It’s Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer.

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