• Galileo: Revealing the Universe

    Created September 13, 2013
    Galileo and the Doge

    In this lesson, students will practice close reading of passages from Galileo’s Starry Messenger concerning his observations of the stars and constellations through a telescope. They will develop an understanding of how he constructed his arguments to challenge the established views of his time using new technology and logical reasoning.

    Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

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    American author John Updike born

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    Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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    Essayist Michel de Montaigne born

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    photo of a 19th-century honey peddler reading a newspaper

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    Chronicling America enhances access to America's regional, historic newspapers. This site allows the visitor to search, view, clip, and save pages from 1836 through 1922, as well as find newspapers published between 1620 and the present. Learn more about using Chronicling America in the classroom with EDSITEment's Chronicling America special feature.

    Mural depicting Tradition in the Literature series by George R. Barse

    Fiction and Nonfiction for AP English Literature and Composition

    The selections within this listing represent frequently taught authors and texts in AP English Literature and Composition.

    William Faulkner, American writer, dies

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    Walt Whitman registers the title, “Leaves of Grass,” with the U.S. District Court, NY

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