June 29

Hiram Powers, American sculptor, is born

June 29, 1805

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  • Benjamin Franklin's Many "Hats"
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Benjamin Franklin's Many "Hats"

    Ben Franklin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and of the Constitution was also a philanthropist, a community leader, patriot, and Founding Father. This lesson plan exemplifies all our new country fought for in the Revolutionary War: individualism, democracy, community, patriotism, scientific inquiry and invention, and the rights of “We the People.”

  • Jefferson vs. Franklin: Renaissance Men
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Jefferson vs. Franklin: Renaissance Men

    Students examine primary sources in order to compare the intellectual achievements of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The lesson serves as an introduction to the complementary EDSITEment lesson, Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers.

Charlotte Brontë is given away in marriage by her former teacher

June 29, 1854

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  • Introducing Jane Eyre: An Unlikely Victorian Heroine
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Introducing Jane Eyre: An Unlikely Victorian Heroine

    Through their interpretation of primary documents that reflect Victorian ideals, students can learn the cultural expectations for and limitations placed on Victorian women and then contemplate the writer Charlotte Brontë's position in that context. Then, through an examination of the opening chapters of Jane Eyre, students will evaluate Jane's status as an unconventional Victorian heroine.

Antoine de Saint Exupery, French writer and aviator, is born

June 29, 1900

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