• Vengeful Verbs in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

    Created May 25, 2012
    Hamlet and his father's ghost

    Expose middle school students to a first taste of Shakespeare from the angle of the ghost story and launch into the subject of verbs. In this lesson, they learn how Shakespeare uses verbs to move the action of the play. Students then distinguish generic verbs from vivid verbs by working with selected lines in Hamlet’s Ghost scene. Finally they test their knowledge of verbs through a crossword interactive puzzle.

    British illustrator and graphic humorist John Tenniel born

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    February 28, 1820

    Churchill and America

    A collection of teacher resources on Winston Churchill, including lesson plans for grades 5-12.

    Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

    World History for Us All

    World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

    Wycliffite version of Bible, c. 1415-30, Bodlein Library

    Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

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    J. K. Rowling, British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, born

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    Helen Beatrix Potter, English author, illustrator, and conservationist best known for children’s books, born

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    Sir James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, is born

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    May 9, 1860
    Sir Henry Savile, primary translator of the King James Bible

    Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

    The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit Manifold Greatness for the story of one of the most widely read books in the English language.

    Saint Patrick’s Day — first parade held in New York by Irish soldiers serving in the British army

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