Joseph Stalin born

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Winston Churchill born

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I Came to Testify

One of a five-part PBS film series funded by NEH, this is the moving story of how a group of sixteen women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. Teacher resources and comments by viewers are included on the website.

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.

Making the History of 1989

Making the History of 1989 tells the story of Eastern European nations overcoming their communist regimes. The site has three key features: a collection of primary sources; a set of multimedia interviews that make visible the processes by which historians transform events and sources into historical narratives; and lesson plans and document based questions provide historical context, tools, and strategies for teaching the history of 1989 with primary sources.

Durer Rhinoceros catalog cover

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge celebrates Northern Renaissance artists' contributions to the scientific investigations of the 16th century through prints, books, maps, as well as sundials, globes, and more. The site is enhanced by an interactive web tool and iPhone/iPad applications.

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Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge celebrates Northern Renaissance artists' contributions to the scientific investigations of the 16th century through prints, books, maps, as well as sundials, globes, and more. The site is enhanced by an interactive web tool and iPhone/iPad applications.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for literature

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Mozart’s “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

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

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 the rich array of resources for yourself and your classroom and experience the history of one of the most widely read book in the English language.