May 2

The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin

May 2, 1945

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  • Lesson 3: Victory and the New Order in Europe
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: Victory and the New Order in Europe

    By the beginning of 1944, victory in Europe was all but assured. The task of diplomacy largely involved efforts to define the structure of the postwar world. Why and how did the United States attempt to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues?

Thornton Wilder receives Pulitzer Prize for “Our Town”

May 2, 1938

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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" wins the Pulitzer Prize

May 2, 1949

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  • Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

    By closely reading historical documents and attempting to interpret them, students consider how Arthur Miller interpreted the facts of the Salem witch trials and how he successfully dramatized them in his play, The Crucible. As they explore historical materials, such as the biographies of key players (the accused and the accusers) and transcripts of the Salem Witch trials themselves, students will be guided by aesthetic and dramatic concerns: In what ways do historical events lend themselves (or not) to dramatization? What makes a particular dramatization of history effective and memorable?