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Emancipation Proclamation

Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

On January 1, 1863, after three years of a brutal Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (freeing Confederate slaves) that was drafted on September 22, 1862. Before the Proclamation, the North was in the war to reunite […]

Wright Brothers

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the world’s first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine that cost about $1000 to build. With Orville at the controls and Wilbur on the ground, the plane flew 120 feet in twelve […]

Ellis Island

Posted on Wednesday August 30, 2017

Today’s online field trip takes us to Ellis Island, which served as the portal to almost all American immigrants arriving between 1892 and 1954. Although some were turned away, 98 percent of those examined at Ellis Island were allowed into […]

BBC Newsround

Concussion and rugby: Should tackling be banned in schools?

Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

Two experts from Newcastle university are asking for medical officers to ban rugby tackling in schools because they say the risk of injury is too high.

The Northern Lights seen from space

Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Northern Lights are an amazing natural wonder. You can see them here on earth, but what about seeing them from space?

Thousands of bees have invaded a home in Australia

Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

A woman's house in Australia was taken over by thousands of bees who covered her walls in honeycomb.

BBC News (UK)

Jeremy Corbyn: It's right to plan for run on pound

Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Labour leader says it's right to be carrying out "war games" planning for government.

Liz Dawn: Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth dies at 77

Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

The actress played Vera Duckworth on the long-running ITV soap for 34 years.

Ireland to hold referendum on abortion

Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

Irish PM Leo Varadkar announces "timeline" for summer referendum on the Eighth Amendment.