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Week of March 12, 2001

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Quote of the Week


"Erin go bragh!" -- Translation: "Ireland forever!"

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Picture of the Week


Christopher Columbus rides on the crow's nest of the Santa María in Columbus, Ohio, in this superimposed photo. The Santa María was one of three ships Christopher sailed on his first voyage to the New World in 1492. The 2001 season opens in April, so there's plenty of time to plan your vacation. Read more about the Santa María and look at more photos…

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This book is featured in Sacagawea's Books. Why not add some color to your lessons? Did Lewis & Clark travel up a blue or pink Missouri River? What color was the sky as they crossed the Continental Divide? Now, you can imagine the Louisiana Territory and the Lewis and Clark Expedition in any color! Just Color-and-Learn. Each picture tells a short account of the journey so you can get a quick lesson while having tons of fun. And it's UNDER $5.00.

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: How old was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he died?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: Where was Florence Nightingale born?
Answer: Florence, Italy.
Florence Nightingale was named for the city in which she was born which makes it easy to remember. Although Florence was English, her parents were in Italy on their two-year honeymoon when she was born on May 12, 1820. Florence's sister was also named for the city in which she was born. She was born a year earlier in Naples and was named Parthenope because Parthenope is the Greek name for Naples. Read More…

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Did You Know…


Did you know Ben Franklin helped organize the first public library in America?

Yes, in 1727, Ben organized the Leather Apron Club or Junto in Philadelphia. A Leather Apron Man was a man who wore a leather apron when he worked, like a shoemaker, a blacksmith, or a silversmith. The Leather Apron Club met every Friday night to share their ideas on different subjects. Its purpose was to further the education and business successes of young men. The members shared their ideas, papers, and books with each other. In 1731, they combined their books and started the first public circulating library in America. Read More…

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Who's Your Hero?


"Mrs. Goffredo is my hero. She is very nice, and she teaches well. I love her class very much." -- Love, Hailey

"Florence Nightingale. I like Florence because she took care of sick people, and she was very kind." -- Anna

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Your Question


Q: Was Beethoven really deaf when he composed his music? (Dylan)

A: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer. He was influenced by the earlier works of Wolfgang A. Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Ludwig started playing the piano when he was very young. By 1801, Ludwig began to lose his hearing, and by 1819, he was completely deaf. On May 24, 1824, Ludwig's Ninth Symphony (his most famous symphony) was first performed. It was an incredible success with the audience wildly cheering, waving handkerchiefs, and throwing hats. Ludwig could only watch the audience's reaction; he could not hear it. Read a book about Ludwig van Beethoven…

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