August 6

Voting Rights Act signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson

August 6, 1965

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The first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan

August 6, 1945

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  • Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: Victory in the Pacific, 1943–1945

    The U.S. victory over the Japanese Navy at Midway succeeded in stopping the Axis advance in the Pacific, and by early 1943 the Marines had driven the Japanese from Guadalcanal. This lesson will guide students through the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet, born

August 8, 1809

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  • Poems of Tennyson and Noyes: Pictures in Words
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Poems of Tennyson and Noyes: Pictures in Words

    Striking examples of poetic "pictures"-not just vivid images but the entire mental picture conjured up by a poet-are to be found in "The Charge of the Light Brigade," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and "The Highwayman," by Alfred Noyes. As they explore the means by which Tennyson and  Noyes create these compelling pictures in words, students will also learn the critical terminology to analyze and describe a variety of poetic techniques and will have an opportunity to create their own pictures in words.