For Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

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

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The Freedom Riders leave Washington, D.C., to challenge segregation laws

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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" wins the Pulitzer Prize

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A preview of "Constitution USA"

Constitution USA

This four-hour PBS series introduces viewers to some of today’s major constitutional debates—free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, voting rights, separation of church and state, presidential power in the post-9/11 world, to name just a few—and the fascinating stories of the people they affect every day.

Former President Richard Nixon dies

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Martin Luther King publishes his Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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Lousiana Purchase Treaty signed

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Dr. Martin Luther King delivers last speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop"

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  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

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    Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    A crop of "Guerrilla Warfare. Picket Duty in Virginia," 1862Directions: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of “Chamberlain,” a chapter from Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels.