• In the Time of Butterflies: Violence against Women, New CCSS Model

    Created May 12, 2014
    Julia Alvarez In the Time of the Butterflies

    Have students analyze a speech, a nonfiction primary source that delivers a factual account of the historical events depicted in the novel.

    Making Modernism picture collage

    Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in 20th-Century Chicago

    The exhibit, based on an NEH-funded summer institute at the Newberry Library, focuses on the connection between Chicago's unique urban, economic, and cultural history and its literature. The website contains art, correspondence, poems, and ephemera by Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, and others, with informative essays and full bibliography.

    Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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    Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

    The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography,  literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” published

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    Lenin leads Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

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  • Launchpad: "Oda al mar" de Pablo Neruda

    Created July 10, 2012
    The gold medal of the 2012 Olympics

    The Olympics

    To mark the 2012 Olympics, head back to the ancient city-state and Classical Greek civilization. Examine Greek values and cultural assumptions about human excellence and competition. Then, explore the great city of London, site of this year’s Games, as well as the 1908 and 1948 Olympics.

    Elizabeth I crowned queen of England

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    Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes expose of Soviet prison system “Gulag Archipelago”

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