Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies

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American painter Grant Wood born

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Amy and Leon Kass

The Meaning of America: A New Approach to Civic Education

Over the course of this year, EDSITEment will be showcasing a series of innovative lessons which use classic American short stories to teach civics. We asked the editors of this new curriculum to introduce the project.

A female B-17 pilot

Women's History Month

Throughout our history women have made valuable contributions during wartime both in the civilian and military realm.

John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” published

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American modernist Gertrude Stein born

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Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.

Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic” published

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Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi assassinated

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President Jefferson requests funding from Congress for Lewis & Clark expedition

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