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Nov 05

John Philip Sousa, “The March King”

John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D.C. on November 6, 1854. Musically talented and homeschooled as a child, his father enlisted him in the U.S. Marine Band as an apprentice musician. Sousa composed his first march at age 16, … Read More

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Feb 12

Abraham Lincoln: The Boy, The Man

February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday! Read his bio: http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_lincoln.html Visit the Lincoln Interactive Website to virtually tour the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Learn how to recognize the ancient symbols hidden in the Lincoln Memorial. Hint: I always thought … Read More

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Nov 19

The Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery on Cemetery Hill at the battlefield site. Print out a copy Lincoln’s 2-minute speech, and practice reciting it today: http://www.homeschoolpatriot.com/GettysburgAddress.pdf

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Sep 21

25 Years Since Reagan’s Famous ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech

On September 19, 2012, Mayor Klaus Wowereit of Berlin, Germany, unveiled a plaque commemorating the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s call to the Soviets to “tear down” the wall that then divided the city. This plaque is placed at the … Read More

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