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June 6, 2020
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What They Say?

"I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music"
— Haruki Murakami


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This Day for You - June 6

The World Celebrates:

D-Day Anniversary - United Kingdom & United States

Queensland Day - Australia

Sweden's National Day - National Day is a celebration of Sweden as an independent nation state. The day also commemorates the crowning of King Gustac Vasa in 1523 and the adoption of the Constitution on the same day in 1809.

Birthday of King Albert II - Belgium

Day of the Russian Language - Russia

World Teacher's Day - Bolivia

Famous Events:

1674 - Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.
1808 - Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1930: - Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time
1936: - The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany - Boxing Heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali passed away on June 3, 2016.
2002 - A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Resulting explosion estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is credited with inventions such as the first practical incandescent light bulb and the phonograph. He held over 1,000 patents for his inventions.

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Thomas Edison was an American inventor who is considered one of America's leading businessmen and innovators. Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology, including the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb. He is credited today for helping to build America's economy during the Industrial Revolution. An early bout with scarlet fever as well as ear infections left Edison with hearing difficulties in both ears as a child and nearly deaf as an adult.

At age 12, Edison convinced his parents to let him sell newspapers to passengers along the Grand Trunk Railroad line. Exploiting his access to the news bulletins teletyped to the station office each day, Edison began publishing his small newspaper, called the Grand Trunk Herald. While Edison worked for the railroad, a near-tragic event turned fortuitous for the young man.

After Edison saved a three-year-old from being run over by an errant train, the child’s grateful father rewarded him by teaching him to operate a telegraph. By age 15, he had learned enough to be employed as a telegraph operator.

The Associated Press. The night shift allowed him to spend most of his time reading and experimenting. Initially, Edison excelled at his telegraph job because early Morse code was inscribed on a piece of paper, so Edison's partial deafness was no handicap. However, as the technology advanced, receivers were increasingly equipped with a sounding key, enabling telegraphers to "read" messages by the sound of the clicks. This left Edison disadvantaged, with fewer and fewer opportunities for employment.
In 1868, Edison returned home to find his beloved mother was falling into mental illness and his father was out of work. The family was almost destitute. Edison realized he needed to take control of his future.

Some of Edison's Inventions are:-
Quadruplex Telegraph, Phonograph, Light Bulb, Motion Picture.

By the time he died, Edison was one of the most well-known and respected Americans in the world. He had been at the forefront of America’s first technological revolution and set the stage for the modern electric world.

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at: 705tk@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback.

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How to fight the Social Evils from your home?

In our household and our surroundings, we see and practice social evils like racism, casteism, patriarchal behaviors, etc. and they are so deeply connected to our lives that they seem normal to our ignorant eyes. But in reality, can you imagine getting used garments on festivals for all your life? Or, not playing with the other children because of your skin colour or gender? You can’t! None of us can. Because as human beings, we must have a good quality of life. And our quality of life should empower other underprivileged human beings, and animals. So, here is a list of things you can do to fight the unnecessary evil practices that still prevails around us.

1) Educate yourself

Our society was not how it is today, even ten years ago. It is evolving everyday. To cope with such fast change, you must be aware of the movements that were held in the past, so that your generation lives a quality life. But it must not be very hard to do, as our magazine will guide you till the end.
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2) Treat people with empathy

You must have heard the saying, charity begins at home. Treat your house-help with empathy. Place yourself in their shoes and think. You are fortunate to get education from school and/or home tutors, but are the children of your cook getting education like you? If not, then offer help to guide them.

3) Help you mothers

You live in a house with your family. It means it is the responsibility of all the family members to keep the house clean, or do the other chores. Participate in domestic work because it is our responsibility too, not just our mothers’.

4) Accept people as people

A boy can act like a girl and a girl can act like a boy. It is normal to have unique choices and behaviors. But does your attitude towards them hurt their feelings? Place yourself in their shoes and think. If your attitude is hurting someone because they do not conform to your behaviors and habits then you might be bullying them. And bullying is a punishable crime. Prevent others and yourself from such practices and end discrimination.

5) Raise your voice!

Sometimes you may be subject to these evil practices. When somebody does or says something to you that makes you feel uncomfortable or ashamed, even though you haven't done anything wrong, know that you are being treated wrongly. Do not feel scared to speak about it to your parents. Similarly, if you witness that somebody else is treated like that, inform your parents. Raise your voice. And end the wrong practices from your surroundings.

Can you think of any other way of ending social evils?

Credits: Lovely
Let me know what you think.
Write to me at papris705@thesocialschool.in for more information, opinion or queries.

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Spirited Away

Curiosity, 7 Mins
Animal Tissues

We all know that living things are made of cells. Cells are thus the basic unit of life. In unicellular(one-celled) organisms, for e.g - paramoecium, all the necessary functions of life, like metabolism, reproduction, etc, are performed by a single cell. However, when it comes to multi-cellular organisms, many cells are organised in perfect harmony, to perform much more complex functions. The organisation of a group of similar cells along with intercellular substances which perform a specific function is called a tissue. These tissues, in return, are organised in specific proportions to form an organ. In this article, we are going to overview the basic tissues that are present in the human body or any other animal for that matter.

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The entirety of the human body is made up of four kinds of tissues. They are broadly classified as -

a) Epithelial tissue

Also known as the epithelium, these tissues form coverings and linings in and on the human body. Their constituent cells are generally tightly packed and have little to no intercellular spaces. They commonly function as boundaries and protect the surface that it covers. They also line hollow organs of our body like the stomach and the kidney. The most common example of epithelial tissue is the skin. Yes, the skin is a compound epithelial tissue and like most other tissues, its prime function is the protection of our inner organs. Other than that, all glands are made up of epithelial tissue.

b) Connective tissue

Connective tissues are the most abundant and widely distributed tissues in our entire body. As their name suggests, their function is to link/connect and support other tissues and organs in the body. Connective tissues can broadly be categorised into -
i) Loose connective tissues, like the areolar tissue that is present beneath the skin and the adipose tissue that is used to store fats.
ii) Dense connective tissues, like tendons and ligaments and,
iii) Specialised connective tissues, like bones, cartilages, and blood.

c) Muscle tissue

These tissues make up the muscles in our body which are primarily responsible for movement and locomotion of the body. They are made up of fibres which are special in the sense that they can contract when they receive neural stimulation. Take the example of the biceps for example. Let’s say that you want to lift up a bucket of water. Our “will” is interpreted by our brain in terms of nerve impulse which is conveyed by nerve fibres to our biceps. The fibres in our biceps on receiving the neural impulse, contract and as a result we can lift up the bucket. Muscles are classified into -
i) Skeletal muscles - these are the muscles that we can voluntarily control.
ii) Smooth muscles - these are the muscles that are out of our voluntary control. For e.g - the muscles of the intestine.
iii) Cardiac muscles - these muscles are exclusively found in the heart.

d) Neural tissue

The neural tissues are responsible are carrying information in the form of electrical impulses throughout the body. They exert the greatest control over the bodies’ response to external stimuli. Neural tissues are made up of neurons and the neuroglial cells. The neurons are excitable cells and form the unit of the neural system. The neuroglial cells protect and support the neurons. The term neuroglia literally means “nerve glue”.

Credits - Arko De.
Reach me at: iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in

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Curiosity, 7 mins

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The Case of the Missing Mood

Yesterday, we learnt how we made a mood-meter. Now let’s make them!

Intro: The Moodsters are a team of five loveable, little detectives who come to the rescue whenever there’s a feelings emergency. Help Quigly show how he is feeling on the inside by drawing the face that expresses that emotion.


Help kids learn non-verbal cues such as facial expressions that show others how we are feeling.


Using the handout provided, draw a Quigly face for each feeling listed including afraid, angry, sad, loving, and happy.


● What does a sad face look like? Does one’s mouth droop down on each side? Make an afraid face.
● What does that look like? E.g. wide-open eyes, crinkly eyebrows, etc.
● Can you make each of the feelings faces?

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

A robot that swabs patient's throat for COVID-19 developed in Denmark
Researchers in Denmark have developed a fully automated robot that can take swabs for coronavirus testing instead of healthcare professionals. The robot, known as the 'Swab Robot', prepares sampling kits for patients, performs the swab and puts the sample into a container ready for testing. It is powered by artificial intelligence and uses cameras to find its path inside a patient's mouth

IIT Guwahati develops ways to 'prevent' memory loss due to Alzheimer's
IIT Guwahati researchers have claimed to have found ways to prevent or reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. They studied neurochemical principles of Alzheimer's to explore ways to prevent the accumulation of neurotoxic molecules in the brain. One of the methods is the application of a low-voltage electric field toward preventing amyloid plaques from aggregating to cause memory loss.

THE Happy Pill

A heartwarming moment was captured when a “hero” nurse working on the frontline was reunited with her two daughters, after being apart for nine weeks. And they haven’ t stopped cuddling for a minute since she’ s been back.

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Student's Blog

When The Earth Shook

Lying on the bed I felt,
The world's biggest disaster was to be met,
But no one was aware of the upcoming threat.

In Japan a tsunami was gradually rising,
Due to which all were striving.

Under the ocean, the earth shook,
All the people and property the tsunami took.

Everyone was running to save their lives,
Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and their wives.

The tectonic plates beneath the ocean crashed,
To everyone's surprise,
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No prediction of the tsunami was Made.
None had the idea,
That they would fade,
The city soaked in tsunami's shade.

I managed to fly until the rescue came,
But my heart pained,
To see everyone scream,
With sorrow and tragedy beam.

Nothing was left,
The earth became barren red,
The tsunami, was none less
Than a theft!

It's been 9 years now, the disaster's causing the same threat,
Or should I say the disease is something no one even in their dreams met.
9 years ago we were punished for our sins,
And 9 years later too, human loses and nature wins.
The tsunami is now biological,
And any hope of escape seems completely magical.

Such is the fury of nature, it will punish one and all,
It won't matter how your status is, deadly poor or heavenly rich and tall.

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June 6, 2020 Credits

1) Lovely Sarkar - papris705@theschoolsocial.in
2) Ipsita - ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
3) Arko De - iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
4) Tarini - 705tk@theschoolsocial.in

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