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Week of April 1, 2002

"E pluribus unum." This Latin phrase means "From the Many, One." This phrase is on the Great Seal of the United States, and it refers to how one unified country had been formed from thirteen colonies. Did you know it is also on U.S. currency?

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The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis & Clark
An in-depth, 10-chapter look into the life of Sacagawea (spelled "Sacajawea" in this book). Join Sacagawea as she guides the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, discover how Sacagawea saved Captain Clark's journal and who was Sacagawea's brother. It's UNDER $5.00!

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What year did Mahatma Gandhi lead the Salt March?

Mahatma Gandhi

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Did you know Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad?

Yes. In 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. From 1850 to 1860, she used the money she earned as a cook, dish washer, and cleaning woman to help other slaves escape. Harriet disguised herself as an old woman or as a man, and she used coded songs to tell the fugitive slaves when it was safe to come out. There was even a reward for $40,000 for the capture of Harriet Tubman, but she was never caught. In all, Harriet helped about 300 slaves, including her relatives, gain their freedom. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet stated, "I never ran my train off the track. I never lost a passenger."

Harriet Tubman

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My daughter's second grade teacher is my hero. She is nice, helpful, and patient with her students. She treats every student with respect and gives them individual attention in their studies. My daughter has learned a lot in the short time she has spent with her teacher, and she will use this knowledge throughout her life.

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How did the Red Cross begin? (William Y.)

The International Red Cross was founded by Jean Henri Dunant in 1864, as an international society of volunteers who cared for sick and wounded soldiers and prisoners of war.

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What year did Mahatma Gandhi lead the Salt March?

At this time, India was under British rule. Mahatma Gandhi led nonviolent protests to end the British rule and gain self-government for India. As a way to tax the Indians, Britain passed a Salt Law which did not allow Indians to make their own salt. In 1930, Gandhi led a 250-mile march to the sea to make salt as a form of nonviolent protest. Did you know it took more than 24 days to complete the journey?

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