February 23

John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President (1825–1829), dies

February 23, 1848

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W.E.B. Du Bois, civil rights writer, is born

February 23, 1868

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  • African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions

    Late in 1917, the War Department created two all-black infantry divisions. The 93rd Infantry Division received unanimous praise for its performance in combat, fighting as part of France’s 4th Army. In this lesson, students combine their research in a variety of sources, including firsthand accounts, to develop a hypothesis evaluating contradictory statements about the performance of the 92nd Infantry Division in World War I.

Singer Woody Guthrie writes “This Land is Your Land”

February 23, 1940

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  • Dust Bowl Days
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Dust Bowl Days

    Students will be introduced to this dramatic era in our nation's history through photographs, songs and interviews with people who lived through the Dust Bowl.