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The 54th Massachusetts. Heroes

The Gettysburg Address recited by some of the best voiceover talent in the country: David McCullough, Ken Burns, Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, Stephen La.

'Negro Church,' Charleston, SC,, 1863

African Americans, probably slaves, attending a service in the Rockville Plantation Negro Church in Charleston, South Carolina, c. By Osborn and Durbec.

7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor : At age 108, Alice Herz-Sommers world's oldest survivor of Holocaust.  She is a pianist. Music is her kind of prayer at concentration camp. She survived still with faith in humanity. 1. Hatred only begets hatred 2. Love your work, no matter the situation 3. Perseverance 4. In routine there is hope 5. If you have something spiritual, you don't need as much food 6. Complaining does not help. It makes everyone feel bad. 7. Faith is stronger than fear.

My Take: 7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died Sunday morning in London at age a family member said.

Lester Lyles is the chair of the National Academies Committee on the rationale and goals of the U.S. civil space program. He holds degrees in mechanical and nuclear engineering. He formerly served as the Air Force's vice chief of staff and as the commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He was also appointed to President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Here's a short list of black innovators who have paved the way for innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

greek pottery patterns - referencing for pysanky ideas - when you get a chance to teach me @Tracy M

A Visual Glossary of Greek Pottery

greek pottery patterns - referencing for pysanky ideas - when you get a chance to teach me M Different vase designs to represent different meanings.

Great quotes from founding fathers that can be used to teach language arts!

The Top Quotes of Founding Fathers Perfect for Language Art Lessons

Redrawing European map by The Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/16003661?story_id=16003661

Redrawing the map

Europe according to the Economist "PEOPLE who find their neighbours tiresome can move to another neighbourhood, whereas countries can’t. But suppose they could. Rejigging the map of Europe would make life more logical and friendlier.

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker -- Mathematician, Astronomer and Surveyor Helped plan and map out the capital city of Washington, DC

Cancer irroratus is common around the eastern shores of North America

Different Types of Crab (with Pictures)

The Maine Crab is common around the eastern shores of North America

national museum of american history

The first stanza of the national anthem is projected prominently on the wall above the Star-Spangled Banner. A special enclosure, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, protects the fragile wool and cotton flag while providing maximum visibility to visitors.

James Madison's Montpelier - Orange VA.  Lifesize statues of James and Dolly..a favorite photo spot.

Welcome to Montpelier, the home to President James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bill of Rights, and Dolley Madison, America’s