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 Horse

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John Steinbeck, American writer, is born

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

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Edward Hirsch, American poet and critic, is born

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  • “House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core

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    House by the Railroad, Hopper

    This lesson invites a comparative close reading of Edward Hopper’s painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch’s ekphrastic poem “Edward Hopper and the House by the Railroad” to explore how form affects content.

    O.Henry short story, "The Gift of the Magi" is published in The New York Sunday World

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    Since Summer 2012, this triannual magazine has dedicated each issue to thoughtful articles on classroom-worthy subjects from ethics, to African Americans in history, to medicine. Print articles from the magazine; discuss the issues in class; and check out the "Extra" section for classroom discussion questions and more online resources. (Don't forget to consult the "Archives" tab for back issues.)