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Remembering MLK

January 1, 2021

Black people have been treated unfairly in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against unfair laws. Learn more about King and how he helped our country and its people.  A Better Future King wanted his kids to live…

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Famous Firsts

January 1, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are four firsts in Black history. These famous people led the way. She won a big match. Althea Gibson was the first Black tennis champion at Wimbledon. She won the big match in…

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Measuring over Time

December 25, 2020

Measurements have been used throughout history. But in the past, people had different ways of measuring than we do today. They used different tools. Tools of the Past Long ago, people didn’t have rulers and scales. They had other ways…

Transportation

From S-l-o-w to Fast!

February 28, 2020

Trains have changed over time. They look different from how they used to look. They’ve gotten faster, too. Here’s how trains have changed. Then The DeWitt Clinton train began running in New York in 1831. It was powered by steam.…

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Cave Art

February 21, 2020

Some caves are full of art. Thousands of years ago, humans drew on their walls. Cave art can teach us something about people who lived long ago. Take a look. Magura Cave, Bulgaria These paintings show scenes of hunting, dancing,…

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Inventions

Historic Inventions

February 15, 2019

A patent is a legal document. It stops people from copying an inventor’s idea. The U.S. began giving out patents in 1790. Here are some inventions that have received patents. Cotton Gin Eli Whitney got a patent for the cotton…

Sports

Driving with Danica

February 8, 2019

Not many women race cars. But racer Danica Patrick loves zooming around the track. Join TFK on a ride through her career. Born to Race Patrick started racing cars at age 10. At first, she drove a tiny car. It…

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Riding into History

December 22, 2017

In 1955, laws in some states kept black and white people apart. On buses, some seats were for white people only. Rosa Parks was asked to give up her seat. She said no and went to jail. It changed history.…

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Dare to Dream

December 30, 2016

In some U.S. states, African Americans were treated unfairly. Martin Luther King Jr. fought to change unfair laws. Learn more about King and how he changed our country. King worked for a better future. He wanted his children to grow…

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