Samuel L. Clemens uses the pseudonym Mark Twain for the first time

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  • A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar

    Created October 29, 2013
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    This new EDSITEment lesson provides a Common Core application for high school students for Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart. They will undertake close reading of passages in Things Fall Apart to evaluate the impact of Achebe’s literary techniques.

    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston published

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    From Pursuit to Preservation: The History of Human Interaction with Whales

    An ongoing exhibit from the New Bedford Whaling Museum which explores the human fascination with whales and the history of whaling in New Bedford from a global context. The audio tour incorporates the stories of whale men as told by Herman Melville and introduces the commercial and scientific themes of the whaling industry.

    Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" published

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  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    Created April 2, 2013

    Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

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    American author John Updike born

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    Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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  • 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.