Tuesday, June 30, 2015

525: Chinese Railroad Workers: Men of Steel

WORDS TO KNOW:
addition
California
companies
dynamite
efforts
Iowa
Pacific
Nevada
railroad
suspended
transcontinental


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523: September 16: Mexican Independence Day

WORDS TO KNOW:
assigned
churches
Dolores
empire
Hidalgo
independence
revolt
Spain
system
taxes

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521: Sacajawea: Native American Guide

WORDS TO KNOW:
childhood
explore
kidnapped
Pacific
Sacajawea
Shoshone
traveled

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125: Native American Homes

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Cherokee
igloos
Inuit
Native American
plains
Sioux
tipis

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124: The Secret of Silk

WORDS TO KNOW: 
beautiful
carefully
china
cocoons
guarded
knotted
mulberry
secret
silk
silkworms

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123: Nat King Cole: Unforgettable Singer

WORDS TO KNOW: 
blended
famous
minister
Nat King Cole
piano
sang
sermons
smoker
taught
trio
unforgettable

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122: Bruce Lee: Martial Arts Actor

WORDS TO KNOW: 
actor
boards
Bruce Lee
China
college
defended
Hong Kong
Kung Fu
martial
suddenly
swelling

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121: Earth: Hometown Planet

WORDS TO KNOW: 
carbon dioxide
densest
earth
greenhouse
hometown
humans
important
largest
planet
stable
surface
temperature

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120: Alex Haley: Author

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Africa
award
copies
grandmother
Haley
Kunta
New York
slave ship
stories
true

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119: Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

WORDS TO KNOW: 
cotton
demand
Eli Whitney
farmers
fiber
fluffy
gin
important
thread
wire

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118: Log Cabins: Pioneer Homes

WORDS TO KNOW: 
ax
cabin
chimney
loft
log
mud
notched
pioneer
square

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117: The Nile River in Ancient Egypt

WORDS TO KNOW: 
ancient
central
crops
dams
ditches
Egypt
layers
mountains
Nile
papyrus
river
sailed
thousand

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116: Gold Rush in California

WORDS TO KNOW: 
California
Cape Horn
deserts
dug
everything
miners
mountains
oxen
rich
store owners
wagons

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115: Plants Are Alike and Different, Too!

WORDS TO KNOW: 
cactus
daisies
different
minerals
narrow
needles
pine
roots
stems
thorns

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113: Oil: Black Gold

WORDS TO KNOW: 
gasoline
grime
heated
hundred
lamps
machines
medicine
oil
Pennsylvania
pipelines
refined

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112: Hawaiian Islands

WORDS TO KNOW: 
captain
died
farmers
Hawaii
Hawaiian
islands
landed
Navy
palm
pineapples
queen
removed
sailors
shines

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111: The Roaring '20s: The Age of Jazz

WORDS TO KNOW: 
cast
cope
created
express
formal
makeup
musical
New Orleans
performers
roaring
skirts
theme
themselves

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110: Gifts from the Ancient Greeks

WORDS TO KNOW: 
ancient
changed
citizens
discs
Greek
history
juries
olives
Olympics
trial
wrestling

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109: Stars and Stripes: The First American Flag

WORDS TO KNOW: 
arranged
Betsy
changed
colonies
colony
decided
Hawaii
nation
stripes
thirteen


108: The Moon: Earth's Natural Satellite

WORDS TO KNOW: 
around
brighter
degrees
different
entire
hundred
natural
orbit
probably
reflects
rocky
satellite
travels
zero

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107: Trees: Our Helpers

WORDS TO KNOW: 
almonds
cherries
hives
houses
important
leaves
maple syrup
medicines
oxygen
pancake
rabbits
raining
walnuts

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106: Railroads in the West

WORDS TO KNOW: 
bridges
central
dig
hammer
laid
mountains
Nebraska
Pacific
railroads
San Diego
sold
spike
union
workers

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105: Flying Fish

WORDS TO KNOW:
chased
danger
fins
glides
leaps
meter
miles
propel
reason
special
splash
spreads

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104: Rome Becomes an Empire

WORDS TO KNOW: 
battles
concrete
ditches
drainage
empire
legion
nurses
paving
Romans
soldiers
spread
thousand
throwers
twenty
wanted

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103: Cat Families: It's All Relative

WORDS TO KNOW: 
balance
claws
common
example
families
graceful
hearing
leaps
neat
related
relative
scraping
scratching
themselves
trunks

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