Kahoot! Celebrating Black History

Kahoot! Celebrating Black History

Posted by on Feb 7, 2024 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Created for Black History Month, this Kahoot! celebrates the contributions and impact African Americans have made throughout U.S. History in a fun and engaging way.   You can play the Kahoot! yourself or your teacher can play the Kahoot! as a fun classroom activity. Click the image above or here to open the Kahoot! in a new […]

Image May Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery

Image May Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery

In 1937 Amelia Earhart attempted to become the first woman to pilot a plane around the world. Unfortunately, Earhart’s plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean about 1,650 miles (2,650 km) southwest of Hawaii. What happened to Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan, and the Lockheed 10-E Electra airplane is a mystery.  An ocean researcher, however, believes […]

Remembering Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Remembering Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, died on November 19, 2023. She was 96 years old. She and the president had been married 77 years. Rosalynn (pronounced ROSE-a-lynn) Carter greatly expanded the role of First Lady of the United States during her husband’s presidency. She fought fiercely for mental health reform, women’s rights, […]

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Posted by on Sep 8, 2023 in Top Stories | No Comments

On September 11, 2001, millions of Americans were going about their business on a regular Tuesday. That morning fourteen members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists deliberately crashed two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing the buildings to collapse. […]

The March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

The March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. D.C., on Sunday, August 27, 2023, for the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington. The event was organized jointly by the National Action Network and the Drum Major Institute. The goal of the event was to  call attention to the ongoing struggle […]

Earth Day 2023: “Invest in Our Planet”

Earth Day 2023: “Invest in Our Planet”

Posted by on Apr 20, 2023 in Stuff You Should Know, Top Stories, World | No Comments

Saturday, April 22, 2023, is Earth Day—a day to focus on the ongoing worldwide environmental movement. Earth Day began in 1970, when thousands of colleges and communities across the United States came together to protest industrial practices that created pollution and threatened the health and safety of people and the environment. Fifty-three years later, more […]

Women’s History Month: A Women’s Suffrage Memorial on the National Mall

Women’s History Month: A Women’s Suffrage Memorial on the National Mall

In 1920, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which granted white women the right to vote in the United States. The journey to get there was long and difficult–and often unrecognized. But that’s about to change, as Congress begins the process of creating a monument honoring women’s suffrage, or the right to vote, on […]

Senate Acts After Train Derailment

Senate Acts After Train Derailment

Posted by on Mar 16, 2023 in Stuff You Should Know, Top Stories | No Comments

A train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed last month in eastern Ohio. U.S. senators have introduced a new rail safety bill to prevent future railroad disasters and held a hearing to learn more about the incident. Details continue to emerge about the environmental and health impacts on the community. Here, btw takes a closer look at the accident, […]

Recognizing Women with Place Names: Five Canadian Mountains

Recognizing Women with Place Names: Five Canadian Mountains

Have you ever noticed that most geographical locations are named after men? While the number of men and women are relatively equal, there are fewer geographical locations named after women. When you eliminate the categories of Christian saints, Greek goddesses, and queens, even fewer landmarks are named to honor women. A lack of women-inspired place […]

Women’s History Month: The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum

Women’s History Month: The Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum

In December 2020, Congress approved funding for the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum. This museum will honor American women’s accomplishments, their histories, and the communities they represent. While the museum organization has hosted many online and in-person events and programs, the physical museum hasn’t been constructed yet. The website for the museum says that it […]

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