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.

D.W. Griffith film “Birth of a Nation” premieres

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February 8, 1915

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

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February 6, 1937
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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February 9, 1862

Texas secedes from the Union

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Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi assassinated

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Louis Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

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Death of Sir Winston Churchill British statesman

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General Robert E. Lee born

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