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In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.
Wow, the beginning of a new school year. This is the start of year 12 for me in education and it has been such an eventful and rewarding ride. A new school year provides an awesome opportunity and chance for new possibilities for both teachers and students. I hope you are as excited as I am for the chance to try something new, build relationships with students, and really make this a great year of learning and growth. Many teachers are inundated with so many beginning of the year tasks and to-do lists.
3…2…1…Liftoff! In our newest virtual field trip, Andersonville, students take a trip back in time to one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. They explore the issues that arose due to inadequate supplies and unsanitary conditions as well as learn about notable camp commanders, listen to and read diary entries from Andersonville prisoners, and watch informational videos with illustrative graphics.
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