January 24

Edith Wharton, American novelist, short story writer, and designer, is born

January 24, 1862

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  • Student Resource / Literature & Language Arts
    Launchpad: Wharton's Ethan Frome

    Students practice strategies of "close reading" in order to understand Edith Wharton's gripping tragedy about an unhappy marriage set against the stark backdrop of rural New England

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Death of first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

January 24, 1993

Death of Sir Winston Churchill British statesman

January 24, 1965

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    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: How to Win a World War

    For most of 1942, the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union was on the defensive. Whether it could hold together, or whether the Soviet Union would even remain in the conflict, was uncertain. This lesson plan examines the tensions and the sources of ultimate cohesion within the Grand Alliance during the period when eventual victory seemed uncertain.

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    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: FDR and the Lend-Lease Act

    This lesson shows students how broadly the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 empowered the federal government—particularly the President—and asks students to investigate how FDR promoted the program in speeches and then in photographs.