June 27

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain begins

June 27, 1864

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  • Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War

    Through the use of maps and original documents, this lesson will focus on the key battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and show how the battles contributed to its outcome. It will also examine the "total war" strategy of General Sherman, and the role of naval warfare in bringing about a Union victory.

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Helen Keller born

June 27, 1880

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  • Portrait of a Hero
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Portrait of a Hero

    Heroes abound throughout history and in our everyday lives. After completing the activities, students will be able to understand the meaning of the words hero and heroic.

President Truman orders military into Korean War

June 27, 1950

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  • The Korean War: “Police Action,” 1950–1953
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Korean War: “Police Action,” 1950–1953

    In 1950, North Korean forces, armed mainly with Soviet weapons, invaded South Korea in an effort to reunite the peninsula under communist rule. This lesson will introduce students to the conflict by having them read the most important administration documents related to it.

James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald attend dinner party at bookstore Shakespeare & Company, in Paris

June 27, 1928

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  • The "Secret Society" and Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    The "Secret Society" and Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

    In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, "class struggle" is portrayed as an intensely personal affair, as much a tension within the mind of a single character as a conflict between characters. Students' own experience of the struggle to belong can provide a starting point for an exploration of the mixed emotions--jealousy, admiration, desire, resentment--that characterize main character Nick Caraway's attitude towards the "secret society" of wealthy Easterners. Other lesson activities also include a close study of the text and an examination of Fitzgerald's letters and other statements.

Paul Laurence Dunbar, first African American poet to garner national critical acclaim, born

June 27, 1872

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