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"The Declaration of Independence" (1776)

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in...
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Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015) Tribute List

Sir Nicholas Winton died on July 1 at the age of 106. When he was just 29 years old, Nicholas Winton...
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"All the Light We Cannot See," Vocabulary from Parts Zero-Two

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, this historical novel is set mostly during the dark years when...
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Words inspired by "Inside Out"

Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" takes the viewer inside the head of Riley, an 11-year old girl whose...
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The top 1,000 vocabulary words have been carefully chosen to represent difficult but common words...
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100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"

What better way to prepare for the sentence completion and passage-based questions on the SAT than...
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Barron's GRE 17th Edition High Freq Words
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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

Words selected by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries. Published by Houghton Mifflin...
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100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

American Heritage Dictionaries normally feature about 70,000 entries. From that multitude, the...
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100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"

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Jim Burke's Academic Vocabulary List

A thorough survey of various textbooks, assignments, content area standards, and examinations yields...
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Academic Vocabulary Toolkit 1, Words 1-10

Kate Kinsella's "The Academic Vocabulary Toolkit" focuses on words used across different subject...
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"All the Light We Cannot See," Vocabulary from Parts Zero-Two

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, this historical novel is set mostly during the dark years when...
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"Yummy," Vocabulary from the graphic novel

The subtitle warns that this graphic novel is not a cookbook: "The Last Days of a Southside Shorty."...
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"Beowulf: A New Telling," Vocabulary from Chapters 1-5

Beware! You are entering a new version of the epic story that has been wandering around for more...
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"Warriors Don't Cry," Vocabulary from "Time Brings About a Change"–Chapter 5

High school can be hard. Include threats from a lynch mob, attacks with sticks of dynamite, and...
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Power Prefix: ex-

Learn these ten words containing the prefix "ex-" -- meaning "out" or "up."
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Power Suffix: -fy

Learn these words that contain the suffix "-fy", which means "to make into."
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Power Prefix: pro

Learn these ten words with the prefix pro-, meaning "to go forth"or "put forth."
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More English Words that Derive from Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Here are 15 more common English words whose roots come from indigenous languages of the Americas....
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"The Declaration of Independence" (1776)

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in...
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Vocabulary from the Magna Carta on its 800th Anniversary

The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, is 800 years old on June 15, 2015. The Magna Carta settled the...
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"While the World Watched," Vocabulary from the Introduction-Chapter 5

While the world watched, September 15, 1963 became a traumatic day that fourteen-year-old Carolyn...
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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

On 24th September 1996, the nations of the world convened to sign a treaty that banned the testing...
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Speeches All Speeches

"The Perils of Indifference," Vocabulary from the speech

As part of the Millennium Lecture series at the White House, Elie Wiesel defined indifference (etext...
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Obama, on the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

On March 7th, 2015, President Obama spoke at a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the events of...
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Lincoln Inaugural Address (March 1861)

Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th President of the United States on March 4, 1861....
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The State of the Union Address 2015

The State of The Union address was delivered on January 20, 2015. President Obama's speech...
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Sir Nicholas Winton (1909-2015) Tribute List

Sir Nicholas Winton died on July 1 at the age of 106. When he was just 29 years old, Nicholas Winton...
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Words inspired by "Inside Out"

Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" takes the viewer inside the head of Riley, an 11-year old girl whose...
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Vocabulary from the Lyrics of Kanye West

Perhaps known more for his publicity stunts and his relationship with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West is...
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Christopher Lee (1922-2015) Tribute List

British film icon Christopher Lee died on June 7, 2015. He was 93 years old. For a long time Lee was...
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A Word's-Eye View of the Candidates for President 2016

This list consists of quotes from the 19 candidates for President of the United States (14...
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John Nash (1928-2015) Tribute List

Nobel Prize winner John Forbes Nash, Jr., 86, was killed in a car accident on May 23, 2015 along...
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"An Awful Human Trade," Vocabulary from the news article

"In West Africa, an alleged slave-ship snafu reflects the trauma of an ongoing business of marketing...
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The Measles Outbreak - What to Know

In the Chicago Tribune article "Doctors, Talk Tough on Measles," Cory Franklin traces the measles...
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