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4th 9 Weeks - WORD OF THE DAY ARCHIVE 2012-2013

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Equivalent

virtually identical, especially in effect or function

 

March 28, 2013

 

Podcast by
Dakota Ballentine
and Dylan Smith

Arbitrary

a random choice or a personal whim, rather than using a system of reason

 

April 1, 2013

 

Podcast by
Trent Milgrim and Logan Ivy

Dimension

a measure of spatial extent especially width, height, and length

 

April 2, 2013

 

Podcast by
Thomas Beck and Austin Hurt

Illustrate

to make clear with explanatory pictures or charts; to decorate or design using any type of media

 

April 3, 2013

 

Podcast by
Shanaye Richey

Hypothesis

an unproved theory or a proposition proved as a premise in an argument   April 4, 2013  

Podcast by
Kristin Henson and Joshlyn Flannery

Intense

possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an extreme degree

 

April 5, 2013

 

Podcast by
TJ Beck, Zack Anderson, and Levi Yarbro

Civil Rights

“rights” that all citizens of a society are supposed to have, for example the right to vote or to receive fair treatment from the law  

 

April 8, 2013

 

Podcast by
Tahya Taffar and Haley Ligenfelter

Discrimination

 

Discrimination is the prejudicial and/or distinguishing treatment of an individual based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or category, "in a way that is worse than the way people are usually treated."

 

April 9, 2013

 

Podcast by
Alyssa Nichols and Bailey Bradley

Segregation

Racial segregation is separation of humans into racial groups in daily life. It may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home.

 

April 10, 2013

 

Podcast by
Jessie Powell, Elanore Ames, and Joseph Helms

Hoxie Integration

Although many often think of Central High School in Little Rock, as the first school to encounter resistance to integration plans in the State, two years prior to that crisis, there was Hoxie!

 

April 11, 2013

 

Podcast by
Hannah Thatcher, Cody Anderson, and Madison Luffman

Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Part 1

When we speak of notable civil rights activists, one name that always comes to mind is Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

April 12, 2013

 

Podcast by
Ashley Ward and Katie Castleberry

Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Part 2

By 1955, Martin Luther King, Jr. was already well-known as a strong worker for civil rights. He was on the executive board of the NAACP.  In December 1955 he led others in the first non-violent demonstration of the period, the Montgomery bus boycott.

 

April 15, 2013

 

Podcast by
Danielle McManner, Kristin Henson, and Simon Decker-Perez

Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Part 3

The historic “March on Washington” with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, took place on August 28, 1963.  King was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968. 

 

April 16, 2013

 

Podcast by
Ashlyn Hayes and Sarah Akers

Jim Crow

Jim Crow refers to laws, both state and local, that were designed to separate the races.  Most of these laws were created between the 1880s and the 1960s.

 

April 17, 2013

 

Podcast by
Shayla Dickson and Winston Clifton

Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark Supreme Court case declaring state laws allowing separate public schools for African-American and white students unconstitutional. 

 

April 18, 2013

 

Podcast by
Jessie Powell and Christian Capps

Little Rock Central High School Integration
Part 1

In 1957, Little Rock Central High School was the focus of national attention when nine African-American students refused to be turned away. 

 

April 19, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kaitlin Briner and Kara DeShazo

Little Rock Central High School Integration
Part 2

President Eisenhower dispatched troops and on September 25, the “Little Rock nine”, as they became known, were escorted to class under the protection of the 1,000 members of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. 

 

April 22, 2013

 

Podcast by
Krista Noles and Bailey Medley

Magnitude

1.      – the greatness of size, extent, importance , or the degree of brightness of a fixed star

 

April 23, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kyle Davis and Shelbie Leonard

Negative

– having a value less than zero; expressing, containing, or consisting of negation, refusal, or denial

 

April 24, 2013

 

Podcast by
Hannah Griffin and Lindsey Goodsell

Prime

– popular, of much importance; in mathematics-a number that can only be divided by itself and the number one

 

April 25, 2013

 

Podcast by
Mike Miron and Michael Cartwright

Series

– a number of things or events of the same class coming one after another in spatial or temporal succession; a set of regularly presented television programs; literary productions

 

April 26, 2013

 

Podcast by
Holly Monard and Hannah Parrish

Status

– a position or rank in relation to others or the condition of someone or something

 

April 29, 2013

 

Podcast by
Mike Miron and Danny Bartlett

Range

– an extensive track of open land which livestock can graze; a series or chain of mountains

 

April 30, 2013

 

Podcast by
 David Ward and Trey Lawrence

Fluctuate

–make something move in a wavelike motion; to float backward and forward, as on waves

 

May 1, 2013

 

Podcast by
Robin Buckwalter and Samantha Buckwalter

Complex

– consisting of many different and connected parts

 

May 2, 2013

 

Podcast by
Hunter Yates and Tyler Booth

Consequence

– the result or outcome of something that occurred earlier

 

May 3, 2013

 

Podcast by
Joshlyn Flanery and Houston Pfeffer

Convert

– change something into a form or property; to change measuring or calculating units

 

May 6, 2013

 

Podcast by
Joey Sharum, Zeb Wilson, and Brett Huddleston

Evaluate

– to determine or set the value or amount

 

May 7, 2013

 

Podcast by
 Evelyn Taylor and Justin Heath

Feasible

– capable of being done, effected, or accomplished

 

May 8, 2013

 

Podcast by
Sarah Lawrence and Chase King

Ignore

– Refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally  

May 9, 2013

 

Podcast by
Courtney Gann and Aaron Meyer

Manipulate – to handle or control; typically in a skillful manner  

May 10, 2013

 

Podcast by
Jordan Johnson and Brett Huddleston

Principle

– a belief or rule of one’s behavior

 

May 13, 2013

 

Podcast by
Brittany Childress and Meghan Griffin

Random

– chosen without method or without conscious decision or governed by or involving equal chances for each item

 

May 14, 2013

 

Podcast by
Hannah Foster and Nicole Jackson

Recreation

- an activity that a person takes part in for pleasure or relaxation rather than as work.

 

May 15, 2013

 

Podcast by
Gabriel Wade Travis

Vacation

- a break from work; a period of time devoted to rest, travel, or recreation.

 

May 16, 2013

 

Podcast by
Bethany Medley

Summer - the warmest season of the year; a time for vacations and relaxation  

May 17, 2013

 

Podcast by
Aaron White

           

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