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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

World Geography and Culture Night Horace Mann Middle School: Franklin, Ma. May 8

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71° 24' 22" W 

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We are excited to back again at Horace Mann Middle School for another World Geography and Culture Night! This is a great opportunity for students and parents to travel to different stations within the school and learn more about different cultures from around the globe as well as geography facts.

Horace Mann served as a politician in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833. He served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1834 to 1837. In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the US House of Representatives. Mann was a huge advocate for educate and learning. So it is very fitting to have an event like the World Geography and Culture Night held at the Horace Mann Middle School. Horace Mann was also well known for helping establishing and building many public schools in the area. 

Horace Mann also founded the first school in the United States built for the purpose of training teachers. Known as Bridgewater Normal School, it is now known as Bridgewater State University, which is the home of EarthView. An ornate auditorium at BSU is named in his honor. Horace Mann shares a birthday with EarthView team member Dr. Hayes-Bohanan.

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