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National Skyscraper Day gives us the perfect opportunity to appreciate the architectural marvels and feats of engineering. Skyscrapers grace our big cities with their bold presence and define our skylines with mighty buildings that literally seem to scrape the sky. The world’s first skyscraper was completed in 1885 in Chicago and it stood only 138 feet tall, a mere 10 stories that would not even count as a skyscraper today. But the name stuck, and initially any building that towered high over the surrounding structures was dubbed a skyscraper. Over time, our ability to engineer and construct skyscrapers improved drastically, and now a building must have at least 40 floors to be classified as a skyscraper at all.
Now more than ever, it is important to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment at school and at home. This program provides opportunities and experiences to practice social emotional development, specifically empathy for others.
Clothing has been a symbol of identity for many eras. The ancient Greeks, African tribes, Native Americans, Scots and many other societies created styles and patterns of clothing and accessories that signified social status and family ties. Today, people still make judgments about others they see or meet based on what these individuals wear. For today’s activity Ms. Philecia wants you to look at the articles of clothing below and decide what type of person would usually wear them? After deciding that ask yourself why did you assume that and in what other circumstances would another type of person wear this?