Louisa May Alcott, American author, dies

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Boris Pasternak, Russian author of Doctor Zhivago, born

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Sheep

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John Steinbeck, American writer, is born

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Jerusalem skyline showing Temple Mount

Bible Odyssey

Use this website to explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history as the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible

Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet born March 12, 1952

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  • Lesson 3: Hopi Traditional Dance and Song

    Created November 18, 2015
    Language of place: Hopi planting corn

    An exploration of the symbolism and imagery of corn and environment as manifested in Hopi song and traditional dances. Students analyze examples of historical and contemporary Hopi song and examine images of Hopi dance in order to expand cultural awareness.

  • The Great Society and the Case for the Humanities

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    William Golding's first novel, "The Lord of the Flies," published

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    Beelzebub as depicted in Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal (Paris, 1863)
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    Wadsworth Atheneum

    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest continually-operating public art museum in the United States, has experienced an extensive renovation funded in part by NEH. Major exhibitions and newly refurbished collections offer new interpretive content and deeper engagement with the artwork. An online collection of educational resources provide creative strategies for effectively addressing student learning objectives through the visual arts.