Valentine’s Day

Valentine Message

Valentine’s Day: Every year, we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February, but what are the origins of this day? Learn the history of this special day and how a popular candy is helping with research.

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    20-30 minutes

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  • Topic

    Culture and Lifestyles - Valentine's Day

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2000 years ago, the most powerful army in the world belonged to the Romans. Soldiers wanted to get married and set up families. Watch the video about the first Valentine Message in history. 

Listen to conversation about Candy Love Hearts which have Valentine Messages that you can give to someone you like.

1. Janelle Shane is a research scientist working with neural networks.
2. Janelle Shane used 460 Candy Heart Sweets in her research.
3. Janelle Shane has run algorithms with other lists.
4. Janelle Shane explains that her experiment finds out what is good about using neural networks.
5. Janelle Shane is going to use the Valentine messages this year and post to her friends.


Try this Valentine's Day quiz.

Here are the keywords to learn:

  • admirer
  • algorithms
  • arrow
  • boyfriend
  • candy hearts sweets
  • caring
  • celebrate
  • Christian priest
  • chocolate
  • cupid
  • custom
  • darling
  • feast
  • February
  • festivals
  • flowers
  • gifts
  • girlfriend
  • hearts
  • hugs
  • kindness
  • kisses
  • love
  • lovers
  • marriage ceremonies
  • patron saint
  • pink
  • poem
  • red
  • romance
  • romantic
  • roses
  • St. Valentine
  • sweetheart
  • symbol
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