November 11

Veterans Day

November 11, 2012

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American World War II general George Patton born

November 11, 1885

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  • Lesson 2: Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942–1944
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    Lesson 2: Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942–1944

    Although it was the Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, U.S. military planners decided that Germany, not Japan, was to be the primary target of operations. This lesson plan will focus on the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe.

American novelist Kurt Vonnegut born

November 11, 1922

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    Launchpad: “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    This Launchpad, adapted from, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s short story “Harrison Bergeron.”