Nigerian leader promises Malala missing girls will be home "soon"
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A Look Back at Braddock
A Look Back at Braddock District is a local history, the story of a rural region in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia, transformed over time into a sprawling suburb of Washington, DC. The memories of more than 50 Northern Virginia residents are captured in oral histories. Photographs, documents, maps and artifacts amplify these personal experiences and document growth and change in the area. The site offers lesson plans and activity ideas as well as other resources in a database. Explore ta
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer is using the phenomenon of salt dissolving in water to build upon the student's previous ideas about mixing substances together. This time the student sees one of the substances as "disappearing." Even though he says the mixture will still taste salty, which is evidence that there is salt in the water, he shows that he holds on to a belief that the salt has disappeared and is gone.
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Young Quaker Woman Wearing a Dark Bonnet and Dress
A young Quaker woman sits in a rocking chair on a porch. She is wearing a dark bonnet and dress with a light shawl around her shoulders and is holding a book in her lap.
Author(s): Cephas M. Huddleston,Cephas M. Huddleston Collecti

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Christmas Greetings
Message side of card.
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Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proof—proof by cases and proof by induction—naturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,25 min. Englewood, New Jersey—Teachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part
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Beem Letter, December 1863 (page 1)
This is David Beem's third Christmas letter to his wife since the war began. He speaks longingly of the turkey dinner he is missing at home. Christmas at the camp is just another day with no special meal. Many of the soldiers are drinking more whiskey than normal and celebrating Christmas by getting drunk and shooting their weapons.,Near Culpepper, Va.,
Dec. 25th, 1863.
My dear Wife:
It is a greater length of time since I wrote
to you than I usually let pass without writing,

Author(s): Beem, David Enoch, 1837-1923

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Union Position Near the Centre—Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
Officers mounted on horses watch the battle taking place in the field in front of them. A group of soldiers marches towards the battle. Artillerymen are loading and firing cannons. A crop is in the field in the distance. In the field next to it men are lying on the ground. In the lower left corner a man is being carried on a stretcher.
Author(s): Guernsey, Alfred H.
Alden, Henry M.

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Beem Letter, July 1863
Letter from Captain David Beem to his wife relating details of the battle at Gettysburg. Beem says that the First Army Corps along with a portion of the 11th Corps was badly defeated by the rebels in the first day of fighting before reinforcements arrived. Beem and his men fought as part of the 2nd Corps. Their position was constantly shelled by the enemy. Fighting intensified the following afternoon but the Union Army was able to fend off a massive wave of Confederate soldiers attacking the lef
Author(s): Beem, David Enoch, 1837-1923

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Beem Letter, July 1863 (page 4)

quiet then prevailed until about five in the evening.
At this time, they massed all their forces for a
last bold dash. It seems that every available
man was put in their columns for this desperate
onslaught. The attack was made a little to the
left of our centre, and they came on with tre-
mendous power. The had to pass only open fields
under our artillery which opened with a roar of
thunder upon them, and thinned their ranks,
three times were they repulsed. A

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Beem Letter, October 1861
Letter from David Beem to his wife Hala (Mahala Joslin) relating the details of a recent battle. Beem's company marched to a secession camp about 14 miles from Cheat Mountain. The fighting was intense with 14 cannons aimed at the rebels. Beem's company was involved in a skirmish with a group of rebels and he helped to take seven rebels prisoner. Beem mentions that a soldier named Myers was killed by a cannon ball and that he has written an account of the soldier's death for the O.C. Journal. Amm
Author(s): Beem, David Enoch, 1837-1923

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The art of plaster casting (UCL)
Professor Edward Allington and Jo Volley (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) demonstrate the complexities of creating a plaster cast and examine other ways the medium has been used. Allington and Volley have helped to curate part of Plastered, an exhibition at the UCL Art Museum about plaster and the casting process, highlighting the sculpture models of the neo-classical artist John Flaxman (1755-1826). Further information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart/exhibitions Audio podcast - https://soun
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Marie Ester Brandt Diary Entries, 1861-1865
Selected entries from the diaries of Marie Ester Brandt during the Civil War years. The diary entries describe daily life, social activities, and Civil War experiences in the towns of Hanover and Madison, Indiana.,Marie Ester Brandt was a Quaker sabbath school teacher in Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana; and the daughter of a farmer and general store owner in Hanover.
Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Marie Ester Brandt Diary Entries, 1861-1865
Selected entries from the diaries of Marie Ester Brandt during the Civil War years. The diary entries describe daily life, social activities, and Civil War experiences in the towns of Hanover and Madison, Indiana.,Marie Ester Brandt was a Quaker sabbath school teacher in Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana; and the daughter of a farmer and general store owner in Hanover.
Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Saturday 8th July [1865]
One of the cotton girls came over to help scrub the kitchen. Between 200 and 300 wagons belonging to Sherman's Army passed through town on the way to Louisville to be sold. Nearly all of the local men who served in the war have returned home. Marie says that it finally feels like the war is really over. She believes the government should banish all the leaders of the Rebellion and deal mercifully and justly with the negroes. She also mentions that they took the honey out of the cap and were able
Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Robert Hutchison, Company "M",9th Cavalry (121st Regiment)
Full portrait of Hutchinson standing by a chair. His pants have a stripe on each leg. He has his hand tucked inside the front of his jacket.,Hutchison was from Rush County, Indiana.
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1st Lieutenant Caleb H. Cooper, Company "E", 9th Cavalry (121st Regiment)
Lieutenant Cooper has curly hair that comes down just over his ears. He has a moustache and chin whiskers. He is wearing his uniform jacket. He signed his card, "Unreservedly, Cale H Cooper.",Lieutenant Cooper was from Newcastle, in Henry County, Indiana.
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Happy Christmas To You
A spray of forget-me-not flowers decorates the front of the card. Part of the background has been cut out behind the flowers as if they are next to a window. A basket of forget-me-nots decorates the back of the card.
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Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers Solomon Meredith
The General is wearing a full-length military coat. His hair is cut short and he has chin whiskers.,Solomon Meredith was born in North Carolina and moved to Wayne County, Indiana in 1829. He was a close friend of Governor Morton. In October 1862 he was made Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers and overall Command of the Iron Brigade. He was badly wounded at Gettysburg and eventually given garrison assignments until the end of the war. He was made Surveyor General of Montana in 1867, and resigned
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Heaven Bless Your Christmas
A spray of white snowdrops, buds, and greenery is on the front of the card. Part of the background has been cut out so the text inside is visible. The back of the card is decorated with a basket full of snowdrops.,The message inside the card reads: Heaven bless your Christmas. All joy be yours this Christmastide– All hope, all peace, all love, And every joy be sanctified With blessing from above. A.B.S.
The card is signed: To Paly From Mary.

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