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February 2019
 
Presidents' Day: February 18
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George Washington, Victories in War and Peace
George Washington is often called the father of his nation because he was the first president of the United States. However, Washington's leadership qualities were best displayed during his command of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
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Descendants of Thomas Jefferson's Slaves Spend the Night at Monticello
Some of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves are invited to his Virginia estate, Monticello, for a visit. Some of the descendants even stay overnight, sleeping on the floors as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
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Black History Month
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Meet the First Youth Poet Laureate
Meet 19-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate in the United States. As Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda travels the country speaking her love of poetry, and inspiring young writers.
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How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
There’s no question: talking about race can be sensitive, and yes, even a bit messy. And “choosing” whether or not to talk to your kids about race is an option many parents, specifically those of color, don’t have; some children may inevitably learn about it by confronting racism in their everyday lives.
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Valentine's Day: February 14
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The Chemistry of Chocolate
This NBC Learn video uses the process of chocolate-making to explain chemical reactions related to heat and temperature, including melting point and the formation of crystalline structures.
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