March 23

Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo is born

March 23, 1940

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Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast

March 23, 1806

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Patrick Henry proclaims, “Give me liberty or give me death”

March 23, 1775

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  • Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era

    Was the American Revolution inevitable? This lesson is designed to help students understand the transition to armed resistance and the contradiction in the Americans’ rhetoric about slavery through the examination of a series of documents. While it is designed to be conducted over a several-day period, teachers with time constraints can choose to utilize only one of the documents to illustrate the patriots’ responses to the actions of the British.

  • Voices of the American Revolution
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Voices of the American Revolution

    This lesson helps students "hear" some of the diverse colonial voices that, in the course of time and under the pressure of novel ideas and events, contributed to the American Revolution.  Students analyze a variety of primary documents illustrating the diversity of religious, political, social, and economic motives behind competing perspectives on questions of independence and rebellion.