Launchpad: “Speech to the Third Army” by George S. Patton, Jr.

George Patton awards the silver star to a black soldierDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background information about the author and discussion questions to enhance your understanding and st

Helen Keller dies at 88

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

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U.S. forces liberate Buchenwald concentration camp

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Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

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Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps, and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents, and hundreds of other topics.

Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto

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American theologian and political philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr born

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  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”: Verbal Pictures

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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.

    Nunnally Johnson, the film maker who wrote the sceenplay for “The Grapes of Wrath,” born

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