National Doughnut Day

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The Apollo Theatre opens in New York City

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Lincoln's first inaugural address

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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
    Learning to Read screencap

    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.

    Germany invades Belgium; Britian declares war on Germany; Great War begins

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    American Experience webpage for Freedom Summer

    American Experience: Freedom Summer

    In the summer of 1964, student volunteers joined local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi. The website features historical background essays, bonus video interviews with participants and original art work.

    American Experience webpage for Freedom Summer

    American Experience: Freedom Summer

    In the summer of 1964, student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most segregated states. The website features historical background essays, bonus video of interviews with participants and original art work.

    Voyages—The Transatlantic Slave Trade

    The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world.

  • “Twelve Years a Slave”: Was the Case of Solomon Northup Exceptional?

    Created March 27, 2014
    Solomon Northup