Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson born

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse

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  • Lesson 3: García Márquez’s Nobel Prize Speech: “The Solitude of Latin America”

    Created October 9, 2014

    In this triumph of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles a century of the remarkable Buendía family’s history in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo. The three lessons presented here explore the fantastic elements of this imaginary world, the real history that lies behind them, and García Márquez’s own philosophical musings on writing about Latin America.

  • “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon”: A Common Core Exemplar

    Created September 10, 2014
    Grace Lin

    Grace Lin's novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon combines the story of a courageous young girl who travels to search for help for her family with a set of Chinese traditional tales. The lessons help students to understand the nature of this frame story and to write their own stories of meeting challenges.

  • Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron:”

    Created September 3, 2014
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    Perseus Digital Library

    An extensive collection of maps, texts, translations, commentary, and artifacts of the Classical world and beyond.

    “The Children’s and Household Tales,” by the Brothers Grimm, published

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    The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

    This page features resources relating to medieval literature, and presents information about the works of Chaucer and Dante. Learn more about these authors and Europe during Middle Ages by visiting the lesson plans and websites referenced on this page.

    American novelist and short story writer, Shirley Jackson, born

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    December 14, 1916