Congress passes Indian Removal Act

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Lousiana Purchase Treaty signed

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Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de León makes first known landing in Florida by a European explorer

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Colony of Maryland founded by Catholic and Protestant settlers sent by Lord Baltimore

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Pocahontas buried in Gravesend, England

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EDSITEment and Common Core: A Raisin in the Sun

Drawing on the EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this presentation will demonstrate how teachers can use EDSITEment resources to satisfy the expectations of the Common Core while meeting the diverse needs of students in the classroom.

  • EDSITEment and Common Core: "A Raisin in the Sun"

    Created March 11, 2013
  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”: Verbal Pictures

    Created December 17, 2012
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    Students align original FSA photographs from the 1930s and the author’s own journal entries, to trace parallel elements John Steinbeck then incorporated into passages in The Grapes of Wrath.

    Rickett's and Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez sardine boat, The Western Flyer, at dock

    Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

    Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw teams with Bill Gilly, professor of Marine Biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to discuss the influence of Steinbeck’s best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, on Steinbeck and his work— in particular, "The Grapes of Wrath."