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Reading for Grades 4-6

German Settlement Background Reading 

German Settlement in Pennsylvania An Overview

In 1683, a group of Quakers and Mennonites from the Krefeld region of the Rhineland founded the city of Germantown, the first recorded German settlement in the English colonies. Mennonites were religious dissenters who believed in adult baptism and absolute pacifism. William Penn had proselytized among Rhine Valley dissenters and invited them to settle in his colony. By 1710, German immigration to Pennsylvania increased significantly. German immigrants founded Skippack in1702 and Oley and Conestoga in 1709. Most early German immigrants came from the southwest region of Germany, the areas known as the Rhineland, Palatinate, Wurtemberg, Baden, and German Switzerland. Between 1727 and 1775, approximately 65,000 Germans landed in Philadelphia and settled in the region while some German immigrants landed in other ports and moved to Pennsylvania. The largest wave of German immigration to Pennsylvania occurred during the years 1749-1754 but tapered off during the French and Indian Wars and after the American Revolution. The wars in the colonies and Europe combined with rising land prices made it difficult to attract German immigrants, especially those with families. 


Reading for Grades 1-3

What is a super moon eclipse? 

A super moon happens when a full moon reaches the closest point to Earth in its orbit. The orbit is not a perfect circle, so one point, called the perigee, is closest. At this point, the moon is only 225,000 miles from Earth. That’s what makes the moon look about 14% larger and 30% brighter in the sky. A full lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth, and moon line up, with Earth directly between the moon and the sun. The moon, completely in Earth’s shadow, takes on a reddish tint. A supermoon eclipse is what happens when these two events occur at the same time.

How frequently does a super moon eclipse occur?

Supermoons or lunar eclipses by themselves are not rare. But the two occur together very infrequently. Since 1900, a super moon eclipse has only happened five other times—1910, 1928, 1946, 1964, and 1982. The next one will happen in 2033.

Why did the moon look reddish? 

The reddish tint was a result of light being scattered through Earth’s atmosphere and cast back toward the surface of the moon. Only light that passed through our atmosphere reached the moon. Since the planet’s gaseous blanket traps blue light, it acted like something of a filter, only reflecting the more reddish light onto the moon. That color can change based on how much dust is in the Earth’s atmosphere during the eclipse.

The red hue has earned lunar eclipses the nickname Blood Moon. “You’re basically seeing all of the sunrises and sunsets across the world, all at once, being reflected off the surface of the moon,” NASA scientist Dr. Sarah Noble told the New York Times.