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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Resources

Here’s to hoping you find your lucky leprechaun! Today’s roundup is all about St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day Fun: St. Patrick has his own Surfnetkids mini-site. It has games, coloring pages, and lots of articles explaining the history and …[Continue]

Carter Goodwin Woodson was the father of Black History Month.

Black History Month Resources

In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” to honor the history and contributions of African Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays …[Continue]

General Andrew Jackson defending against the attacking Highlanders.

10 Facts About the Battle of New Orleans

1. A Long Battle: The Battle of New Orleans was one of a series of battles that were fought during the War of 1812. The Battle of New Orleans is generally considered the final battle that was fought in the …[Continue]

Apollo 8

10 Facts about Apollo 8

The Second Human Spaceflight: Apollo 8 was the second human spaceflight. The first human spaceflight was launched by the Soviet Union on April 12, 1961. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in …[Continue]

Commas

10 Facts about Commas

The purpose of a comma is to make sentences easier to read and understand. They separate different elements of a sentence and specify where the reader should pause. One of the most confusing aspects of comma use is that not …[Continue]