July 17

Spanish Civil War begins

July 17, 1936

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    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    "Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams

    In this lesson, students study issues related to independence and notions of manliness in Ernest Hemingway’s “Three Shots” as they conduct in-depth literary character analysis, consider the significance of environment to growing up and investigate Hemingway’s Nobel Prize-winning, unique prose style. In addition, they will have the opportunity to write and revise a short story based on their own childhood experiences and together create a short story collection.

Paleontologist Mary Leakey discovers one of the oldest hominid skulls in Tanzania

July 17, 1959

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Hundred Years' War ends

July 17, 1453

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  • Witnesses to Joan of Arc and The Hundred Years' War
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Witnesses to Joan of Arc and The Hundred Years' War

    Joan of Arc is likely one of France's most famous historical figures, and has been mythologized in popular lore, literature, and film. She is also an exceptionally well-documented historical figure. Through such firsthand accounts students can trace Joan's history from childhood, through her death, and on to her nullification trial.

President Truman, Soviet leader Stalin and British Prime Minister Churchill meet at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II

July 17, 1945

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  • Lesson 1: Sources of Discord, 1945–1946
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 1: Sources of Discord, 1945–1946

    The fact that the United States and the Soviet Union successfully cooperated in defeating the Axis Powers did not necessarily mean that the two countries would continue to get along in the postwar world. This lesson will examine the U.S.–Soviet disagreements regarding Germany and Eastern Europe.