March 25

Flannery O’Connor, American author, born

March 25, 1925

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  • Student Resource / Literature & Language Arts
    Launchpad: Flannery O'Connor's South

    Today's starting point? Atlanta. Destination? Florida. Although the family in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" lives in Atlanta, their journey to Florida takes them along the relatively new highways of the 1950s, including rural country roads.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York

March 25, 1911

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  • The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories

    About a century has passed since the events at the center of this lesson-the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. In this lesson, students use primary historical sources to explore some of the questions raised by these events, questions that continue to be relevant in debates about American society: Where do we draw the line between acceptable business practices and unacceptable working conditions? Can an industrial-and indeed a post-industrial-economy succeed without taking advantage of those who do the work?

Colony of Maryland founded by Catholic and Protestant settlers sent by Lord Baltimore

March 25, 1635