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What is reading, writing, & arithmetic?

The 3 Rs philosophy is traditionally credited to Sir William Curtis, an English politician & philanthropist. Curtis believed reading, writing & arithmetic were the basis of education & that before moving on to move advanced subjects like history, one had to the master the three Rs.
The main educational philosophy of the "three Rs" was emphasized in the 19th-century schools. The three Rs stand for...
Who is Johnny Cash?

His other hits include "A Boy Named Sue," "Ring of Fire," & "If I Were a Carpenter."
His tune "I Walk the Line" landed him in the #1 position on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time.
What is a pancake?

For example, "My hair is as flat as a pancake today."
As flat as this
What is the sun?

The sun is classified as a dwarf star. All the other stars we see in the sky are larger than the sun.
This is the star closest to Earth.
What is Labor Day?

This holiday honors the labor movement & workers.
In the U.S., this holiday is observed on the first Monday in September.
What is a report card?

The earliest report cards can be traced back to the 1830s & 40s as a way for teachers to control unruly student's behavior, attendance, & academic performance.
The document issued at the end of a grading period that details a student's performance in their classes.
Who is Dolly Parton?

Her costars in the film include Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, & Dabney Coleman. Parton has won 10 Grammy Awards. She's also known for her theme parjm children's literacy program, & impressive wig collection.
In addition to her singing prowess, she is known for her starring role as Doralee Rhodes in "9 to 5".
What is salt?

"Salt of the earth" refers to kind, decent people, while "take it wth a grain of salt" is to be skeptical.
A mineral that is "of the earth," & you can "take it with a grain"
What is astonomy?

Many people confuse astronomy with astrology, which is the belief that astronomical phenomena, like the stars overhead when you were born, have an onging influence on one's daily life & personality.
This is the study of the stars & other heavenly bodies beyond Earth.
What is the September 11 attacks (9/11)?

The Twin Towers were targeted because they symbolized globalization & America's economic power & prosperity.
This significant event happened on Sept. 11, 2001, that resulted in a global impact.
What is Brown vs. Board of Education?

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court delivered the unanimous decision that separating children in public schools based on race was a violation of the 14th Amendment.
The name of the landmark case wherein the Supreme Court ruled that separating children in public schools based on race was unconstitutional.
Who is Kenny Rogers?

Rogers also performed many duets throughout his career, including with Dolly Parton & Dottie West.
This crossover musician is best known for performing his tune "The Gambler" & Lionel Richie's "Lady."
What is lemon?

Do you remember the Ford Pinto & all its fires? Pinto & lemon were once synonymous.
A car that requires endless reparis
What is the Milky Way?

It is believed that the Milky Way has approximately 100 billion stars.
This galaxy includes our own solar system.
What is the Emmy Awards?

A number of annual Emmy Award ceremonies are held throughout the calendar year, each with their own set of rules & award categories.
This annual award recognizes outstanding achievements in T.V., usually held in September.

a. Grammy Awards
b. Emmy Awards
c. Oscar Awards
What is Parent-Teacher Association (aka PTA)?

The PTA was founded in 1897 by 2 mothers & was originally called the National Congress of Mothers.
The name of the organization comprising parents, teachers, & school staff that is designed to promote parental participation in school.
Who is Patsy Cline?

Willie Nelson wrote "Crazy." A week before her fatal trip, Cline said, "I've had two bad (accidents). The third one will either be a charm or it'll kill me."
This country legend died in a plane crash on her way to Nashville in 1963. One of her most enduring hits is "Crazy."
What is pickle?

If your social security check is deposited late, you might be in a pickle.
What you're in when you're in a tight space
What are light & heat?

According the "National Geographic," the sun also influences weather, ocean currents, seasons, & climate. Without the sun, there would be no plants, since they require sunlight for photosynthesis.
The sun is the source of these 2 common forms of energy.
Who is Amelia Earhart?

On July 2, 1937, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to become the first femal pilot to circle the world.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, born in Sept. 1897?
What is "The Breakfast Club"?

The film earned over $50 million upon its release, & critics said it was one of director John Hughes' most memorable works.
This 1985 coming-of-age movie tells the story of 5 high school teens serving Saturday detention together.
Who is Reba McEntire?

Fun fact - Reba learned how to drive at the age of 5
She is known as "The Queen of Country" & covers Bobbie Gentry's 1969 song "Fancy" on her 1990 album "Rumor Has It." She also stars in an self-titled sitcom that sired from 2001-07.
What is pie in the sky?

When someone suggest something in a brainstorming session that is ridiculous, they might hear the reply, "Oh, that's just pie in the sky."
A phrase for a lofty idea that has little chance of becoming a reality
What is its temperature?

Blue stars are the hottest, & red stars are the coolest. To put this into perspective, the coolest red stars are around 4,000 degrees F.
This determines the color of a star.
What is Macintosh?

Aka Mac, is a family of personal computers designed & marketed by Apple. Conceived in 1979 by Jef Raskin, he named it after his favorite type of apple, the McIntosh.
In Sept. 1984, this computer was introduced & became a cultural icon.

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