Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga) Chilean poet, born

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Luis de Góngora y Argote, Spanish Baroque lyric poet, born

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John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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France falls to Hitler’s armies

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Joseph Stalin

Stalin Project

Note: the orginal website is now defunct. The version linked here accessible via the Way Back Machine is incomplete but still gives valuable information from the original site.

The Stalin Project is a multi-media, interactive resource about Stalin and the Soviet people. This site includes text written by the top scholars in the field, a database of over 500 images, primary source documents, videos, lesson plans, and other interactive material.

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.

Portrait of Elli Friedaman as a child in Hungary

Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now

A free, interactive curriculum for middle and high-school students and their educators that features individual testimonies of thirteen people who were adolescents during the Holocaust.

Death of Sir Winston Churchill British statesman

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Elizabeth I crowned queen of England

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The Greek Alphabet

Getting to Know the Greek Alphabet


Roll over the different symbols below to learn more about the Greek Alphabet, from which the modern western alphabet evolved.