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Sir Henry Savile, primary translator of the King James Bible

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit Manifold Greatness for the story of one of the most widely read books in the English language.

Image from Vietnam war documentary. American soldier on patrol

The Vietnam War. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

Documentary film series by Ken Burns and Kim Novick, premiers on PBS September 17, 2017

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O.Henry short story, "The Gift of the Magi" is published in The New York Sunday World

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A 19th-century Christmas cover for Puck magazine

The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.

A poinsettia

Poinsettias, Posadas, Piñatas, Pathways of Light! Holiday Traditions from Mexico

This holiday season learn about different cultural traditions of Mexico! Attend a fiesta, break a piñata, make a traditional feast, sing popular songs, and decorate with poinsettias, a flower prized by Congress and the Aztec nobility.

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Rembrandt "St. Paul in Prison."

Bible Odyssey

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible

End of Europe's Middle Ages

The End of Europe's Middle Ages is designed to assist those students engaged in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern studies who lack a background in medieval European history.