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Expressive Writing. You don’t have to be a word nerd

Logophile [law-guh-fahyl] – a lover of words. Someone who loves words and language. A word nerd. A word buff. You don’t have to be a word nerd or have an extensive vocabulary…

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Researching Antiques and Collectibles

Do you have antiques and collectibles that you’ve always wondered about their history, their value, the best way to preserve them and maybe even sell them? Coffee grinders, books, sewing machines,…

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Virtual Experiences – Goddard Space Flight Center

Sunday Experiment Series – Get your Sunday Experiment fix from home! Different missions will be highlighted each month with fun demonstrations and activities that you can do anywhere. For the James…

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The Multiple Dates of “Independence Day”

Posted 6/29/2020 July 4th, 1776: Independence Day – The tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. From 1776 to the present day, July…

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Chautauqua Institution. A unique mix of arts, lectures, interfaith worship & programs

Posted 6/22/2020 Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing…

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Math’s role in U.S. history and how it’s instruction has evolved

Posted 6/22/2020 Look at the history of math reform in U.S. education and you will see that math instruction changes more significantly than reading instruction over the same period of…

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Putting the Pieces Together: Puzzles (Mechanical & Virtual)

Posted 6/19/2020 According to the job-hunting site Monster, our brain chemistry actually changes when we work with our hands: “By the simple act of using our hands, be it rewiring…

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Dr Seuss books

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss.

Posted 6/08/2020 Springfield, MA is the hometown of beloved author Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). Learn about the life and work of the author via the website of The Amazing…

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Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE)

Posted 5/28/2020 Part of Kendal Values and Practices is a commitment to environmental stewardship. To conservation, sustainability, and leadership. To the appropriate use and conservation of the earth’s resources. The Retirees in…

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