The National Woman Suffrage Parade 1913

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George Eliot begins work on her masterpiece Middlemarch

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National Doughnut Day

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Mother’s Day observed

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International Women's Day

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Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins becomes the first woman cabinet officer

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Ken Burns’s new seven-part PBS series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor: three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. Premieres September 14.

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How Teachers Can Make the Most of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Ken Burns’ seven-part, fourteen hour film The Roosevelts: An Intimate History illuminates over 100 years of American history as the country transitions between “politics as usual” and reform, isolation and internationalism, a laissez faire economy and government regulation, and international war and peace.

September—Back to Work, Back to School, Back to Books

Common Core Lessons and Related Resources for Back to School 2014

Annual feature detailing resources teachers may find useful as school resumes. For this 2104 listing, EDSITEment has framed new resources aligned to respond to the Common Core State Standards including a number of exemplars.

  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s “Learning to Read”

    Created August 21, 2014
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    In this lesson students do a close reading of “Learning to Read,” a poem by Francis Watkins Harper about an elderly former slave which conveys the value of literacy to blacks during and after slavery. The activities also prompt students to examine the nature of century in the 21st century and the value they put upon it.