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Use of World Health Organization and CDC Growth Charts for Children Aged 0--59 Months in the United States
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In April 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new international growth ...

In April 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new international growth charts for children aged 0--59 months. Similar to the 2000 CDC growth charts, these charts describe weight for age, length (or stature) for age, weight for length (or stature), and body mass index for age. Whereas the WHO charts are growth standards, describing the growth of healthy children in optimal conditions, the CDC charts are a growth reference, describing how certain children grew in a particular place and time. However, in practice, clinicians use growth charts as standards rather than references.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Reading Informational Text
Biology
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Primary Source
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Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
American Civil Liberties Union. Jessica Gonzales v. U.S.A.
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In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against ...

In the first case brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the U.S. before an international human rights tribunal, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found that the United States violated the human rights of Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and her children.

Case Summary and downloadable court documents

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Case Study
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Reading
Provider:
American Civil Liberties Union
Ad Access: Train Advertisements
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The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information advertisements printed in U.S. ...

The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. This selection of ads is about trains.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Duke University
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Duke University Libraries
December 18, 1903: Flying Machine Soars Three Miles in Teeth of High Wind Over Sand Hills and Waves On  Carolina Coast
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Newspaper article published on December 18, 1903 about the successful flight of ...

Newspaper article published on December 18, 1903 about the successful flight of the Wright Brother's flying machine. The article was published without permission, however, and is full of mistakes. Read the article and the background story here.

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U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
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Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company
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Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company History Wing
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)
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On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order ...

On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the U.S. government to integrating the segregated military. Read and see the document here.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
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www.ourdocs.gov
Author:
Harry S. Truman
White House Blog: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Man's First Steps on the Moon
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This video and blog post shows how the 40th anniversary of the ...

This video and blog post shows how the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing was celebrated at the White House on July 20, 2009. The video is of President Obama's speech as he stands beside astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.

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The White House
Author:
Katherine Brandon
President Nixon and the Moon Landing
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Imagine calling someone on the moon! President Nixon did just that when ...

Imagine calling someone on the moon! President Nixon did just that when he telephoned the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Listen to the call, look at photographs, and read letters to the President about the moon landing. There is also a view of the president's diary for July 20, 1969.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
Telegram, Orville Wright to Milton Wright, December 17, 1903
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Following their eventful and highly successful morning, the Wrights had an unhurried ...

Following their eventful and highly successful morning, the Wrights had an unhurried lunch and then walked the few miles to the town of Kitty Hawk to send a telegram to their father. With their machine wrecked by the wind and flying done for the season, the Wrights immediately thought of going home for Christmas. The only telegraph equipment in Kitty Hawk was a government wire at the weather bureau office connected to Norfolk, which passed the message on to Western Union. The telegraph operator at Kitty Hawk was John T. Dosher, with whom the Wrights had corresponded more than three years before. Two errors in transmission were made: Orville's name was misspelled and the time of their longest flight was incorrect (fifty-seven instead of fifty-nine seconds). The telegram reached Dayton, Ohio, at 5:25 P.M. and the brothers returned home with their broken machine on the evening of December 23.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
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LOC Collections
Magna Carta Translation
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Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter) is an Angevin charter originally issued ...

Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter) is an Angevin charter originally issued in Latin in June 1215. The
Magna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.
The charter is widely known throughout the English speaking world as an important part of the protracted historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. Read a translation into English here.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Human Rights Watch: World Report 2014
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World Report 2014 is Human Rights Watch’s 24th annual review of human ...

World Report 2014 is Human Rights Watch’s 24th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2012 through November 2013.

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Arts and Humanities
World History
Political Science
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Primary Source
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Human Rights Watch
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Human Rights Watch
President Nixon speaking with astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin on the Moon
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On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission brought the first humans ...

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission brought the first humans to the Moon. On that day President Nixon spoke with crewmembers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin via telephone-radio transmission.

Source: This edited presentation features film footage from the White House Staff Super 8 Film Collection and audio from the White House Communications Agency Sound Recording Collection.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Nixon Presidential Library & Museum