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Clinton, Hillary
Women's Place is in the House...and Senate!
Hillary Clinton is the first First Lady to leave the White House at the end of her husband's term and then run successfully for Congress.  She represented the State of New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2009, when she accepted and was approved for the position of Secretary of State in the Obama administration. She is one of a large number of women who have represented their states and districts in the United States Congress.
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Law, Politics and Govt

Clinton, Hillary
Aboard the Calypso: Jacques Cousteau and Ocean Conservation
In 1992, the year that Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States, an international conference called the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held in Rio de Janeiro. Popularly called the Earth Summit, or the Rio Summit, the conference was a gathering place for scientists and other people interested in Planet Earth.  One of those was Jacques Cousteau, whose ocean explorations aboard the Calypso had been made famous by the televised programs that showcased his work. Since then, the issues surrounding aspects of climate change have grown more serious, and much more is known about them.  While many folks are currently participating in the debate about how best to take care of the planet, Jacques Cousteau is one of those who started the conversation in the first place.
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life

Clinton, Hillary
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”: Mary Poppins Comes to Town
When the original Walt Disney movie, Mary Poppins, was released in 1964, Hillary Rodham was 17 years old, a junior in high school, and busily campaigning for Republican presidential candidate, Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona.  We don't know whether she saw the movie, but chances are that she did: it was one of the most popular films of the year, nominated for 13 Academy Awards, and it made both Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke famous nearly overnight.   
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Sports and Popular Culture

Clinton, Hillary
Advocate for Children: The Children's Defense Fund
After graduating from Yale Law School in 1973, Hillary Rodham went to Massachusetts to work with Marian Wright Edelman at the Children's Defense Fund, where she had served as an intern while in law school.  Her internship there both stimulated an interest in children's law, and gave her the experiences that lay the foundation for a lifetime of interest and work on behalf of children and families. 
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Religion, Social Issues and Reform

Clinton, Hillary
Exploring the Heavens: Women in the Space Program
While attending Maine East High School in Oak Ridge, Illinois, Hillary Rodham wrote to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asking for information on becoming an astronaut.  NASA replied that they did not accept women for astronaut training.  Times have surely changed since the early 1960s!
Skill: Middle School     Category: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech

Clinton, Hillary
Trouble in Little Rock: The Desegregation of Central High School
In 1957, four years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that said that segregated schools were inherently unequal, nine brave African American students desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  That year was difficult in many ways for those nine students, but they persevered and, in the end, helped to change the United States forever.  In 1997, President and Mrs. Clinton went "home" to Little Rock for the 40th anniversary celebration of that event. 
Skill: Middle School     Category: Education, Arts, Letters and Ideas

Clinton, Hillary
William Jefferson Clinton was one of three Presdents of the United States against whom impeachment proceedings were instituted or threatened under Constitutional provisions for removing a President (or other high official, or judge).  The stories behind each case were different, but the sense of crisis each case brought to the nation was very similar.
Skill: High School/College     Category: Law, Politics and Govt

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