Week of September 18, 2016
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Why was Woodhull disqualified from the presidential race?
Her nationality
Her gender
Her age

Who discovered Pauline’s talent?
Max Fleischer
Walt Disney
Bob Montana

What branch of philosophy investigates the nature and origin of

Women for President

Campaign ButtonLearn about those who paved the way for today’s women to run for our nation’s highest office in First but Not the Last: Women Who Ran for President, tinyurl.com/
. In 1870, Victoria Woodhull was the first female to declare herself a candidate for president, 50 years before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Read about her progressive platform. Belva Lockwood represented the National Women’s Equal Rights Party in 1884 and 1888. At the time, nothing in the Constitution would have prevented her election. Margaret Chase Smith was the first female presidential candidate of a major party.

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Meet the Cartoonist

MonkeyDo you like drawing? Pauline Comanor, nicknamed the “World’s Fastest Cartoonist,” was committed to protecting animals and making learning fun. At New York’s Central Park Zoo in 1973, she observed a monkey who changed her life. Chunky Monkey, chunkymonkey.com, became a regular part of her “Cartoon-In” events around the country. She created art on the spot and gave away thousands of sketches at her events. Take Drawing Lessons to create your own Silly Zoo characters, then read Original Stories inspired by her famous furry friend. Visit Monkey on a Mission to hear catchy tunes and learn about the rainforest.

Get the Facts

DiceThe National Center for Education Statistics created NCES Kids’ Zone, nces.ed.gov/nceskids, to help students learn about education around the United States. Visit Tools for information about your local school district, to check out private schools in your area or to find colleges. Dare to Compare is a database of more than 700 questions. Choose a topic, then click National Performance Results to see how your answers compare with the rest of the U.S. and even the world. What do you have in common with a famous mathematician? Find out when you take the Mathematician Quiz in Grab Bag. Learn about probability when you roll the dice in Chances.

Speak Out

What country’s schools would you
most like to learn about? Why?

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Schools Around the World

Have you ever wondered about what school is like in other countries? Students in the United States typically attend classes for nine months of the year, with summers off. Standardized testing is administered each spring in most schools. While some states have year-round school and varying vacation breaks, the basic schedules and requirements are the same for most of the U.S.

Here are a few sources you can use to find out what school is like for students around the world:

Exploring Schools Around the World

Five Ways U.S. Education Differs From Other G-20 Countries

10 Fascinating Differences Between British Schools and Schools Abroad


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