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My daughter is a 6th grade social studies teacher. She is always trying to find creative ways to engage the kids.

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20 maps that never happened

Following the 1927 Geneva Naval Conference, the US Army — evidently bored with the peace and prosperity of the 1920s — decided to draw up plans for a hypothetical war between the United States and the British Empire. The document that resulted from this exercise, War Plan Red, was approved by the War Department in 1930 and not declassified until the 1970s.

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Red Lipstick Secrets From an Impossibly Chic French Makeup Artist

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Little Red Hen Week! Woot!

The Little Red Hen is one of our favorite traditional stories. Here are lesson plans for your Little Red Hen week (or weeks). Reading, writing, math, craft, and science lessons make this easy for teachers and fun for your students. There is a Free download included in these activities too!

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The pig that almost caused a war and 4 other strange tales of the US/Canadian border

Kevin Lippert's terrifically fun new book about the history of border tensions between the two nations, War Plan Red, available from Princeton Press.

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The Hunt for Red October (1990)

The Hunt for Red October (1990) In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

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1865 --- The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

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