Helene Johnson, youngest of the Harlem Renaissance poets, is born

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Carl Sandburg, American poet, historian, and folklorist, is born

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Launchpad: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Nonsense Poetry and Whimsy

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling, British author, born

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Mexican Revolution begins

An EDSITEment Spotlight on the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution

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Elizabeth I of England ascends to throne

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  • The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

    Created November 9, 2010
    The Victor's Virtue: Pentathlon Scene

    Students may know that there are two components of a modern education that are closely associated with ancient Greek culture: philosophy and sports. To what extent does the role and value of sports in modern high schools resemble the role and value of sports in an ancient Greek education?

  • Reading Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress

    Created October 19, 2010
  • Why Do We Remember Revere? Paul Revere's Ride in History and Literature

    Created October 14, 2010
    Why Do We Remember Revere?

    After an overview of the events surrounding Paul Revere's famous ride, this lesson challenges students to think about the reasons for that fame.  Using both primary and secondhand accounts, students compare the account of Revere's ride in Longfellow's famous poem with actual historical events, in order to answer the question: why does Revere's ride occupy such a prominent place in the American consciousness?