October 18

U.S. troops take over Puerto Rico

October 18, 1898

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  • La Familia
    Lesson Plan / Foreign Language
    La Familia

    This lesson on Spanish language and culture focuses on the family and keeps the lessons simple and age-appropriate. Students will learn about Spanish families and gain a preliminary knowledge of the Spanish language, learning the Spanish names for various family members.

U.S. Buys Alaska from Russia

October 18, 1867

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  • Metaphorical Gold: Mining the Gold Rush for Stories
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    Metaphorical Gold: Mining the Gold Rush for Stories

    Explore the Alaskan Gold Rush by "mining" EDSITEment resources for primary texts and period photographs. Just as writer Jack London discovered "metaphorical gold" in the Yukon, students can search several online databases for period details that will enhance their own narratives based on the Gold Rush era.

Thomas Alva Edison dies

October 18, 1931

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