• The Freedom Riders and the Popular Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    Created April 5, 2011
    Freedom Riders: Sam Cooke

    The American civil rights movement incorporated a variety of cultural elements in their pursuit of political and legal equality under law.This lesson will highlight the role of music as a major influence through the use of audio recordings, photographs, and primary documents.Students will participate in their own oral history, examine lyrics, and work with case studies such as the Freedom Rides to gain an appreciation of how music influenced the early 1960s.

  • The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and Escalation of the Vietnam War

    Created March 31, 2011
    Gulf of Tonkin: N. Vietnamese Gunboat

    In August 1964, a small military engagement off the coast of North Vietnam helped escalate the involvement of the United States in Vietnam; the Vietnam War would become the longest military engagement in American history prior to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

  • Sor Juana Sonnet Unscrambler

    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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  • 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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  • 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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