September 1

Phillis Wheatley’s "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" published

September 1, 1773

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    A common lament one hears today is that young people lack heroes to emulate. Is that true? After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to describe what makes a hero in various contexts.

Germany invades Poland, starting WWII

September 1, 1939

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  • Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939–1940
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    The outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939 posed a serious challenge to U.S. neutrality. On the one hand, Americans' sympathies lay overwhelmingly with Great Britain and its allies; on the other hand, public sentiment overwhelmingly favored staying out of the war. Through a study of contemporary documents, students learn about the difficult choices faced by the Roosevelt administration during the first fifteen months of World War II, culminating in the decision to provide direct military aid to Great Britain.

Children’s Good Manners Month

September 1, 2011

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