Sloan-Hendrix High School
1st 9 Weeks - WORD OF THE DAY ARCHIVE 2012-2013

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- sharing a boundary or touching each other physically         August 27, 2012        

Podcast presented by:
Kara DeShazo, Maigen Rogers,
and Rebekah Swink

Iconic characterized by fame; relating to or characteristic
 of somebody or something admired as an icon
  August 28, 2012  

Podcast presented by:
Kara DeShazo, Danielle McManner,
Maigen Rogers, and Rebekah Swink

Component - part; a part of something, usually of something bigger   August 29, 2012  

Podcast presented by:
Kara DeShazo and Rebekah Swink
Edited by Kara DeShazo


- standard for judging things by; an accepted standard used
in making a decision or judgment about something

  August 30, 2012  

Podcast presented by:
Danielle McManner and Maigen Rogers
Edited by Maigen Rogers

External - situated on, happening on, or coming from the outside   August 31, 2012  

Podcast presented by
Danielle McManner and Rebekah Swink
Edited by Rebekah Swink

Minimum - the lowest possible amount or degree of something   September 4, 2012  

Podcast by Kara DeShazo

Modify - to make small changes to something; make a minor change or alteration
to something, or change slightly, especially in order to improve
  September 5, 2012  

Podcast by
Rebekah Swink

Pragmatic - concerned with practical results; more concerned with
practical results than with theories and principles
  September 6, 2012  

Podcast by
Danielle McManner and Kara DeShazo

Potable - suitable for drinking; suitable for
drinking because clean and uncontaminated
  September 7, 2012  

Podcast by
Rebekah Swink, Maigen Rogers,
Danielle McManner and Kara DeShazo

Arkansas Post - First Settlement in Arkansas. Established 1686. 
First Territorial Capital of Arkansas.
  September 10, 2012  

Podcast by
Hannah Anderson, Matthew Frazier,
Chris Capeheart, Jordan Price, and Colton Mullen

Southwest Trail - general term referring to a network of routes connecting the
mid-Mississippi River Valley of Missouri to the Red River valley
of northeast Texas in the nineteenth century. Most of the trail
crossed Arkansas from northeast to southwest.
  September 11, 2012   

Podcast by
Alex Smith, Madison Vance,
Sydney Miles, Michel Lewis,
and Hunter Nunnally

Trail of Tears - The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation and movement
of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States
following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
  September 12, 2012  

Podcast by
Kora Blasczczyk, Cody Bailey,
Karlie Brigman, Chase Kirks,
and Lance Terry

Sequoyah - an important figure in Cherokee history. He is responsible for creating
a writing system for the Cherokee people.  
  September 13, 2012   

Podcast by
Emily Jines, Sam Lyon,
Cody Hensley, Paige Dill,
Spencer Neal, Matthew Frazier

Eli Whitney
and the
Cotton Gin
- Eli Whitney is best remembered as
the inventor of the cotton gin.  
  September 14, 2012   

Podcast by
Allannah Carter, Makala O’Brien,
Kate Holbird, Hunter Ivy,
and Rebekah Winkley

Five Civilized Tribes - The five civilized tribes were Indigenous people of the Americas
 made up of Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee, Chicksaw, and
Seminole tribes that all lived in the Southern United States.
  September 17, 2012  

Podcast by
Megan Wicker, Katelyn Gann,
Ashley Chavez, and Katelin Puckett.

The Arkansas River

The Arkansas River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River
that flows from the Colorado Mountains to its mouth in Arkansas.

  September 18, 2012  

Podcast by
Colton Dail, Billy McCune,
Logan McCain, and Chasaty Malone.

Arkansas Gazette
- Now known as the Democrat-Gazette is the oldest newspaper
 west of the Mississippi. It was first published on November 20, 1819.
  September 19, 2012



Podcast by
Aley Thielemier, Karmyn Gray,
Mercedes Williams, Caitlin Waddell.

The New Madrid

 - a series of four powerful earthquakes beginning on
December 16, 1812 with the epicenter at New Madrid, Missouri.
  September 20, 2012  

Podcast by
Makenzie Rone, Zoey Hale,
Kierce Due, Brenda McCain,
and Brittany Malone.

The Arkansas

- was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that
existed from July 4, 1819 until June 15, 1836, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Arkansas
  September 21, 2012  

Podcast by
Tyler Murphy, Clayton Thomason, Jeramy Matthews, Colby Johnson, Landon Wallis

Nocturnal – at night; occurring at night, as opposed to during the day   September 24, 2012  

Podcast by
Sarah Lamb and Trent Milgrim
(AKA – Morgan and Mike)

Beseech – beg somebody; to ask earnestly or beg somebody to do something   September 25, 2012  

Podcast by
Shelby Leonard and Mat Miller

Illegible – hard to read; impossible or very difficult to read   September 26, 2012  

Podcast by
Nicole Miles and Houston Pfeffer

Physique – the shape and size of somebody’s body  

September 27, 2012


Podcast by
Christian Holland and Keith Saylors

Omit – to leave somebody or something out; to fail to include or mention somebody or something, either deliberately or accidentally  

September 28, 2012


Podcast by
Ivory Wells and Landon O’Reilly

Collaborate – to work with another person or group to achieve something; can also mean to betray others by working with another  

October 1, 2012


Podcast by
Ashley Evers and Christian Capps

Waive and Wave Waive – surrender claim; to give something up voluntarily, especially a right or claim
Wave – large ripple on liquid or ocean or the act of waving your hand

October 2, 2012


Podcast by
Nicole Miles and Houston Pfeffer

and Steal
Steal - to take something without permission, unlawfully; to dishonestly present somebody’s work as yours; in baseball – to gain a base without a hit.
Steel – a strong alloy of iron and carbon; something made of steel; a knife sharpener or toughness, determination, strength of character.

October 3, 2012


Podcast by
Nicole Miles and Houston Pfeffer

and Whose
Who’s – contraction of who is and who has
Whose – the possessive case of who, what, or which

October 4, 2012


Podcast by
Nicole Miles and Houston Pfeffer

Cite, Sight, and Site Cite – to quote, especially an authority
Sight – the act of seeing
Site – position or location of something; place of significant event

October 5, 2012


Podcast by
Nicole Miles and Houston Pfeffe

The Holocaust - The Holocaust was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II.  

October 8, 2012


Podcast by
Kaylyn Ferguson and Elanore Ames

The Nuremberg Laws The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 were anti-Semitic laws in Nazi Germany which were introduced at the annual Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg.  

October 9, 2012


Podcast by
Madison Luffman and Cody Anderson

Work Camps, Concentration Camps, Extermination Camps - Concentration camps were first set up by Nazi Germany in 1933 and were intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the regime. -   October 10, 2012  

Podcast by
Ashlyn Hayes, Kaitlin Briner, Krista Noles

Genocide - the systematic killing or destruction of all the people from a national, ethnic, or religious group, or an attempt to do this.   October 11, 2012  

Podcast by
Alissah Harris and Bobbie Anderson

Kristallnacht  – The Night of Broken Glass - refers to a planned, coordinated attack on Jews throughout the German Reich on November 9, 1938.  

October 12, 2012


Podcast by
Krista Noles and Kara Deshazo

Atrocities - enormous wickedness; extreme criminality or cruelty; extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel: barbaric, appalling, horrifying  

October 15, 2012


Podcast by
Megan Welch and Alexis Kulick

Anti-Semitism - suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage.  

October 16, 2012


Podcast by
Maigen Rogers and Danielle McManners

Mein Kampf - is a book dictated by Adolf Hitler. It is a presentation about Hitler’s political beliefs.  

October 17, 2012


Podcast by
Carla Mitchell, Bailey Bradley, Alyssa Nichols

Adolf Hitler
Part 1
- the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler was dictator of Nazi Germany and was at the center of the founding of Nazism, the start of World War II, and the Holocaust.  

October 18, 2012


Podcast by
Nicole Miles and Houston Pfeffer

Adolf Hitler
Part 2
- Hitler's policies inflicted human suffering on a scale that was almost unimaginable.  

October 19, 2012


Podcast by
Kyle Murphy and Destiny Dail


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