Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography,  literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.

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Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM

Every April, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other organizations recognize Jazz Appreciation Month. For 2013, JAM honors jazz legends Lionel Hampton, Andy Weston, and John Levy.

Voices Across Time

Voices Across Time, from the University of Pittsburgh, was created to help teachers supplement secondary American social studies, language arts, and music curriculums through guides, lesson plans, and teaching resources using the power of song.

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American Experience: "Annie Oakley"

As part of the Wild West collection on the American Experience, Annie Oakley returns on Jan. 31. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

Handel’s “Messiah” first performed in Boston

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American Routes

A weekly two-hour radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music, and featuring background articles and interviews with the artists.

 

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World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

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Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography, literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.

Mozart’s “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

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