May 13

Winston Churchill delivers his "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat" speech

May 13, 1940

Wilbur Wright writes a letter to Octave Chanute describing "the belief that flight is possible to man."

May 13, 1900

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    Understanding the context of literary modernism (specifically, modernist poetry) is important for students before they analyze modernist texts themselves. To that end, this lesson enables students to explore and consider the forces that prompted such a “fundamental change” in human nature.

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    What Makes a Hero?

    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.

U.S. declares war on Mexico

May 13, 1846

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