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Week of April 22, 2002

Happy Birthday

   
William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564)
& Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822)


"Arbor Day which has already transplanted itself to every state in the American Union and has even been adopted in foreign lands... is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future." - J. Sterling Morton (1832-1903). In 1854, Morton moved to Nebraska. He planted trees and wrote about the need for people to plant trees. In January, 1872, Morton proposed Nebraska designate April 10 as a day to plant trees. On April 10, 1872, Nebraska celebrated the first Arbor Day and planted about one million trees. In 1882, the date of Arbor Day was changed to April 22 -- Morton's birthday. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated on or around April 22.

>>Read about J. Sterling Morton
>>Read about Arbor Day

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Archives - Quote of the Week

 


A Midsummer Night's Dream: For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun! Series)
This book is all about kids! Lois Burdett does a wonderful job of simplifying the language of Shakespeare so young readers can understand and perform this play. The book goes a step further and includes stories and pictures of the scenes drawn by children ages 7 to 10. It just goes to show -- "Shakespeare Can Be Fun!"

>>Featured in Bard of Avon's Bookstore
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Archives - Feature Book

 


Question:
Name one of the three cities which hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice.

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Archives - Trivia Question

 


Did you know 2002 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Teddy Bear?

Yes. The stuffed animal bear was first called "Teddy's Bear" in 1902, by a shopkeeper in Brooklyn. This year, the IMA Hero™ Collection will participate in a year long celebration, including a history of the Teddy Bear.

>>Take the Teddy Bear QUIZ
>>Read more about the History of the Teddy Bear
>>Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Teddy Bear
>>Browse our extended Teddy Bear Bookstore

Archives - Did You Know…

 


William Shakespeare is an amazing writer. I have read most of Shakespeare's plays, and they are each very interesting. His stories are so powerful that we are still reading and performing them. I really enjoy Hamlet. It is the most challenging and most rewarding story I have read.

William Shakespeare

>>Read about William Shakespeare
>>Read about the times in which William Shakespeare lived
>>Browse William Shakespeare's Bookstore
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Archives - Who's Your Hero?

 


Question:
Where can I find pictures of Sacagawea?

Answer:
Pictures of Sacagawea are either drawings or sketches (because she lived before the invention of the camera) or photographs of statues. You can find some of these photos on the IMA Hero™ Web Site on
Sacagawea's Photos & Links Main Page.

Sacagawea

>>Read about Sacagawea
>>Read about the times in which Sacagawea lived
>>Browse Sacagawea's Bookstore

Question:
Name one of the three cities which hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice.

Answer:
St. Moritz, Lake Placid, and Innsbruck.
St. Moritz, Switzerland, hosted the 1928 and 1948 Olympic Winter Games. Lake Placid, United States, hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Innsbruck, Austria, hosted the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games. Did you know the 2006 Olympic Winter Games will be hosted by Torino, Italy? It will be the XX Olympic Winter Games.

>>Discover the XIX Olympic Winter Games "Your Page"
>>Discover the XIX Olympic Winter Games Wrap Up "Your Page"
>>Browse the Olympic Games Bookstore
>>More Olympic Games Links

       

 

 

 


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