May 21

Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo, non-stop across Atlantic

May 21, 1932

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  • More Amazing Americans: A WebQuest
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    More Amazing Americans: A WebQuest

    Through a series of interactive lessons, guided by a WebQuest, students learn about many amazing Americans. Ultimately, students get to nominate and highlight their own amazing Americans.

  • What Makes a Hero?
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    What Makes a Hero?

    A common lament one hears today is that young people lack heroes to emulate. Is that true? After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to describe what makes a hero in various contexts.

Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris

May 21, 1927

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  • Lesson 4: The Great Debate: Internationalists vs. Isolationists
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: The Great Debate: Internationalists vs. Isolationists

    President Roosevelt's proposal to provide direct military aid to Great Britain launched a nationwide debate over foreign policy that lasted through most of 1941. Should the United States observe its traditional policy of non-involvement in European affairs (to which World War I had been a notable exception), or should the United States take whatever steps were necessary (up to and, perhaps, including direct involvement in the war) to prevent a German victory?In this lesson students are introduced to the main arguments used by both sides in this great debate. Through the use of an interactive map and primary source documents, students trace the events of 1941, and think critically about what foreign policy would have best served national interests.

The Treaty of Ciudad Juárez peace treaty signed, concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution

May 21, 1911