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    Created March 4, 2011

    Saint Patrick’s Day — first parade held in New York by Irish soldiers serving in the British army

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    March 17, 1762

    Charles Darwin, English naturalist, is born

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    February 12, 1890
  • Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints

    Created January 31, 2011

    The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War

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    February 10, 1763
  • JFK, Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement

    Created November 17, 2010
    JFK, Freedom Riders: Burning Bus

    Students learn how civil rights activists including the Freedom Riders, state and local officials in the South, and the Administration of President Kennedy come into conflict during the early 1960s.

    Mexican Revolution begins

    An EDSITEment Spotlight on the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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    November 20, 1910

    Elizabeth I of England ascends to throne

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    November 17, 1558
    Image of monastery in Mexico

    When Worlds Collide

    This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans.

     

    Detail map of ancient Mesopotamia

    Teaching the Middle East

    Scholars from the University of Chicago developed, and master teachers tested, this resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.