Edgar Allan Poe dies

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Standing Together is an NEH initiative to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans through films, literature, drama, discussion, and more.

  • In the Time of the Butterflies: Courage Defined, New CCSS Model

    Created May 5, 2014
    Julia Alvarez, better resolution, In the Time of the Butterflies

    This new EDSITEment Lesson provides a Common Core Application for high school students. Julia Alverez’s novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, fictionalizes the life events of historical figures, four Mirabal sisters and their families, to dramatize the efforts of people in the Dominican Republic late 1950s to overthrow a dictator’s brutal regime. The lesson analyzes the main characters to see how each individually demonstrates courage. A speech delivered in 2006 by a daughter of one of the sisters is used to understand the historical legacy of these extraordinary women.

    Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

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    Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz forced to give up her writing

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    American modernist Gertrude Stein born

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    U.S. Buys Alaska from Russia

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    Museo Nacional de Historia: “¿Te lo dejaron de tarea?”

    Museo Nacional de Historia: “¿Te lo dejaron de tarea?”

    A homework help site that includes an overview of facts and biographical information on figures of Mexican history. The site is sponsored by the National Museum of History of Mexico, housed at the Chapultepec Castle. Advanced and native-speaking students. AP recommended.

     Literatura.org: Literatura argentina contemporánea

    Literatura.org: Literatura argentina contemporánea

    Argentine contemporary literature: texts and national authors' biographies, pictures, and audio files in addition to special publications and issues, and interactive stories. Intermediate through advanced. AP recommended.

    Cine con Clase

    Cine con Clase

    From the Center for the Liberal Arts (CLA de la Universidad de Virginia/The University of Virginia), an NEH-funded site using films clips to teach Spanish language and culture. Advanced, AP, college level, and older students.