January 7

Galileo discovers first three Jupiter satellites

January 7, 1610

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  • Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas

    Test the arguments on both sides in the case that shook the foundations of faith and science.

  • Galileo: Revealing the Universe
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Galileo: Revealing the Universe

    In this lesson, students will practice close reading of passages from Galileo’s Starry Messenger concerning his observations of the stars and constellations through a telescope. They will develop an understanding of how he constructed his arguments to challenge the established views of his time using new technology and logical reasoning.

Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and ethnographer, born

January 7, 1891

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  • Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

    Learn how writer Zora Neale Hurston incorporated and transformed black folklife in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. By exploring Hurston’s own life history and collection methods, listening to her WPA recordings of folksongs and folktales, and comparing transcribed folk narrative texts with the plot and themes of the novel, students will learn about the crucial role of oral folklore in Hurston’s written work.