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February 2012 Highlights

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National African American History Month was first created in the 1920's and become a month-long celebration in 1976 to reflect on the history, teachings, and achievements of African Americans.
February 1, 2012
National Freedom Day commemorates the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment which abolished slavery in 1865.
February 18, 2012
Tenth anniversary of 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and
February 20, 2012
Presidents' Day held this month in honor of Lincoln and Washington's birthdays, recognizing all U.S. Presidents and Frederick Douglass Day - African American journalist and antislavery leader died on this date in 1895.
February 23, 2012
W.E.B. DuBois's Birthday - scholar, social critic and leader. First African American to hold a doctoral degree lived 1868-1963 and credited with organizing the forerunner of the NAACP.
February 29, 2012
Leap Day February 29 usually occurs every four years. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days.
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UEN Staff Picks

Practice important writing skills at Valentine's Day and throughout the year. Visit the newest addition to UEN Preschool Pioneer called Utah Kids Ready to Read! This partnership with the Utah State Library, local libraries and early literacy providers released a new and resource-filled website for improving early literacy. Writers in 5th and 8th grade will also enjoy online writing feedback with, a service of the Utah State Office of Education.

Professional Learning

UCET Conference
Join fellow Utah educators Going for The Gold at the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) conference on March 2-3. The early registration discount ends February 10 so make your plans now.
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eMedia Features

Valentine's Day: Heart & Romance
  • The Mysterious Human Heart. Episode01: Endlessly Beating.
  • The Mysterious Human Heart. Episode02: The Spark of Life.
  • The Mysterious Human Heart. Episode03: The Silent Killer.
  • Scientific American Frontiers. Affairs of the Heart.
  • American Experience. Partners of the Heart.
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Austen: Mansfield Park
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Austen: Persuasion
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Eyre: Part 01.
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Eyre: Part 02.
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Eyre: Part 03.
  • Masterpiece Theatre. Jane Eyre: Part 04.
  • The Magic School Bus. Gets Charged.
  • The Mystery of Love.
  • Reading Rainbow: Feelings
  • Shakespeare Animated Tales. Romeo and Juliet.
  • Classic Animal Tracks. Vulture.
  • Art 21, Season 4 Part 01: Romance


African American History Month
  • African American Lives 2: Part 01
  • African American Lives 2: Part 02
  • African American Lives 2: Part 03
  • African American Lives 2: Part 04
  • The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels.
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 1 - Settling the New World & Founding the USA
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 2 - Emergence of theBlack Hero
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 3 - The Fight for Freedom
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 4 - Blacks Enter the Gilded Age
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 5 - The Foundation for Equality
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 6 - Depression and War
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 7 - Civil Rights
  • A History of Black Achievement in America: 8 - A New Age
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UEN-TV 9.1

Modern Day Heroes
Watch the National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Award Ceremony honoring icons of the American Civil Rights movement and others including Marva Collins, Cicely Tyson, Danny Glover, and Usher Raymond. Saturday Feb 18 at 8 pm.

MHz Worldview 9.2

Prime Time News
Watch daily news programs from 5-9 each weeknight including Russia Today, Southeast Asia Newsline, Al Jazeera English, France 24 News, In From Holland, and My India. See the full schedule.
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Not In Our Town: Class Actions is a documentary on KUED that profiles anti-bullying leaders -- a teacher who starts an anti-bullying program at her school, then spreads it to five districts; diverse leaders in a college town who bring students, local officials and community members together after a wave of bias attacks; and a coalition of students who take positive action when their core values are threatened. KUED will host a screening and discussion on Feb 8 at 7 pm at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. The program airs on KUED at 9:30 pm Feb 13 and excellent teacher resources are available.
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