January 9

Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American poet and novelist, dies

January 9, 1906

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Richard M. Nixon born

January 9, 1913

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  • Lesson 2: The House Un-American Activities Committee
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: The House Un-American Activities Committee

    In the late 1940s and early 1950s, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union had deteriorated to the point of "cold war," while domestically the revelation that Soviet spies had infiltrated the U.S. government created a general sense of uneasiness. This lesson will examine the operations of House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the late 1940s.

Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and world traveller, dies

January 9, 1324

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  • On the Road: The Travels of Marco Polo
    Student Resource / History & Social Studies
    On the Road: The Travels of Marco Polo

    Are you ready for an “EDSITEing” journey with Marco Polo? If you've studied the material on Marco Polo, this adventure should be a breeze! A route and timeline for Marco Polo's travels to and from China. In conjunction with the curriculum unit: On the Road with Marco Polo