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Pizarro executes last Inca Emperor

August 29, 1533

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  • Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across
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    Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across

    Focusing on the means used by the Incas to send messages over long distances, this lesson plan illustrates one of the many creative ways throughout history that humans have devised to meet a universal need -- that of cross-country communication. The lesson introduces students to the Inca Empire, which extended from northern Ecuador to central Chile and from the Andes to the west coast of South America between 1200 and 1535 CE.

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Shays' rebellion begins

August 29, 1786

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  • Lesson 1: The Road to the Constitutional Convention
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    Lesson 1: The Road to the Constitutional Convention

    This lesson focuses on the problems under the Articles of Confederation between 1783 and 1786 leading to the 1787 Convention. Through examination of primary sources, students will see why some prominent American founders, more than others, believed that the United States faced a serious crisis, and that drastic changes, rather than minor amendments, to the Articles were necessary.

British philosopher John Locke born

August 29, 1632

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  • The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"
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    The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"

    This lesson plan looks at the major ideas in the Declaration of Independence, their origins, the Americans’ key grievances against the King and Parliament, their assertion of sovereignty, and the Declaration’s process of revision. Upon completion of the lesson, students will be familiar with the document’s origins, and the influences that produced Jefferson’s “expression of the American mind.”