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President Carter
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Student-created biography of President Jimmy Carter.


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President John Kennedy
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Student-created biography of President John Kennedy.


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Theodore Roosevelt
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Student-created biography of Theodore Roosevelt.


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Living Museum Podcast: Episode 7: Dolley Madison
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This podcast is the final project of an in depth research project on Famous Americans. Each student chose which famous American to research. They all read a biography, researched their person using the AVL or other online resources and wrote a 1-2 page report. On a designated day, our "Living Museum" was opened and these characters came to life. Each child dressed as their famous American and came to school to give a speech to friends and family about the important events of their life. We hope you enjoy this podcast and learn more about the life of Dolley Madison!


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Living Museum Podcast: Episode 10: George Washington
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This podcast exhibits the student's work of a detailed research project.  The student's report is photographed and his speech recalling the important facts of George Washington's life is recorded via video.


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Living Museum Podcast: Episode 5: Betsy Ross
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This podcast exhibits the students work of a detailed research project.  The student's report is photographed and his speech recalling the important facts of Betsy Ross' life is recorded via video.


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Living Museum Podcast: Episode 4: Benjamin Franklin
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This podcast exhibits the students work of a detailed research project.  The student's report is photographed and his speech recalling the important facts of Benjamin Franklin's life is recorded via video  


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American Symbols
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Introduction to American symbols.


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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Chemistry , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Social Work , Vocational Education - Trade and Industrial , Vocational Education - General Vocational Education , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Who Is the Unknown Soldier?     
Description: Happy Veterans Day! Let's learn about how we can honor those who have died serving our country… even when we don't know their identities.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Foreign Languages - Speaking , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - Psychology , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - Sociology , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - Urban Studies , Social Studies - World History , Adult & Family Literacy - Advocacy , Adult & Family Literacy - Citizenship , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building
Title: What Is the Medal Of Honor?     
Description: Each Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have lost their lives while serving their country in the military. Wonderopolis pays tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with a look at the highest military decoration a soldier can receive: the Medal of Honor.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Environmental Health , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Agriculture , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Science - Biology , Science - Botany , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Science - Natural History , Science - Physical Sciences , Science - Zoology , Social Studies - Geography , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Is a Civil Right?     
Description: Let's honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by taking a closer look at civil rights!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Arts - Architecture , Science - General Science , Science - Physics , Social Studies - Civics , Geography - Physical Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Is the Leaning Tower of Pisa Falling?     
Description: No trip to Pisa, Italy, would be complete without a stop at this famous tower!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Arts - Storytelling , Foreign Languages - Cultural Awareness , Language Arts - Story Telling , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Tall Is the Washington Monument?     
Description: Join us in Wonderopolis as we look up, up, up in the sky at a monument to one of the Founding Fathers.
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Adult & Family Literacy - Citizenship , Adult & Family Literacy - Lifeskills , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Long Is the Longest Bridge?     
Description: On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, was opened to pedestrians for the first time. It remains a marvel of architecture and engineering., Join us in Wonderopolis for a look at some of the longest bridges in the world!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Body Systems and Senses , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation
Title: Could You Be Royalty?     
Description: Today's royal Wonder of the Day is filled with kings, queens, princes and princesses. Grab your crown and join us!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Sculpture , Arts - Stone Carving , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - World History , Geography - Physical Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Are Bald Eagles Really Bald?     
Description: What's that up in the sky? A plane? Superman? No! It's the national bird of the United States!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Was the Underground Railroad?     
Description: If you live in an area with mass transportation, you may think the Underground Railroad is the subway. But you won't find any engines or tracks in this wonder. Hop on board as we travel to the past to learn all about the path to freedom!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Art History , Arts - Creative Movement , Arts - History , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Meteorology , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Movement and Music , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Is Jazz?     
Description: Wonderopolis is calling all cool cats to the bayou for a musical lesson about the sweet sounds that make up the unique art form that is jazz., Mardi Gras - the biggest party in New Orleans - is about to start, so turn up the volume and move to the beat. Today's Wonder of the Day will be music to your ears!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Mathematics - Number Theory , Philosophy - Existentialism , Philosophy - Phenomenology , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Astronomy , Science - Physics , Science - Space Sciences , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?     
Description: On May 14, 1804, a small group of brave souls set out on an expedition to explore unfamiliar territory. Join us in Wonderopolis today as we travel alongside Lewis and Clark on their legendary adventure!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Health - Body Systems and Senses , Health - Consumer Health , Health - Nutrition , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking
Title: Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?     
Description: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Over the course of his life, he traveled the country speaking about equality for all people. Today we celebrate his birthday and take a look back to see how one life can change the world.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Physical Education - Adventure and Risk Challenge Activities , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Geography - Cartography , Geography - GIS , Geography - Human Geography , Geography - Physical Geography , Vocational Education - Technical
Title: Who Was the Most Famous Female Aviator?     
Description: The Blue Angels, a team of special U.S. Navy aerobatic pilots, wow crowds of people around the country. Only a century ago, however, airplanes were something very new., Read on to meet Amelia Earhart, a pilot and pioneer in aviation. Amelia may not have been flying loops upside down, but just like the Blue Angels, she impressed crowds in her own important way.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Careers , Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Cross-Disciplinary - Process Skills , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - Criminology , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - Sociology , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Many Judges Are On the Supreme Court?     
Description: The United States Supreme Court holds a special place in the U.S. government. In honor of Women's History Month and former Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's birthday, Wonderopolis takes a closer look at the individuals who together form the last stop on the road to justice.,
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Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Arts - Architecture , Foreign Languages - Bilingualism , Foreign Languages - Cultural Awareness , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: How Tall Is the Eiffel Tower?     
Description: On March 31, 1889, engineer Gustave Eiffel and the French prime minister attended a ceremony to dedicate what would become the most iconic symbol of Paris and France. Oui, we're talking about the Eiffel Tower!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Health - Body Systems and Senses , Health - Chronic Conditions , Health - Consumer Health , Health - Disease , Health - Preventative Health , Health - Research , Language Arts - Speech , Language Arts - Spelling , Language Arts - Story Telling , Language Arts - Whole Language , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Why Don't We Work On Labor Day?     
Description: Labor Day may sound like a lot of work, but it's actually a chance to rest and enjoy the company of family and friends. Let's explore why we celebrate this day each year.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History
Title: Where Was Abraham Lincoln Born?     
Description: Follow Donna and her grandson, Landen, as they take a tour of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Then read on to learn more about Abraham Lincoln's humble beginnings as a young boy in Kentucky. Happy birthday, Mr. President!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Language Arts - Reading , Language Arts - Reading Aloud , Language Arts - Story Telling , Language Arts - Vocabulary , Language Arts - Writing (composition) , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Who Wrote the National Anthem?     
Description: Oh, say, can you sing? Even if you can sing, you might not be able to pull off the U.S. national anthem., It's a beautiful, yet difficult song to sing, and it often brings out patriotic emotions in those who hear it. Join us in Wonderopolis today as we learn about the inspiration behind the words that stir the hearts of the free and the brave!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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