Louisa May Alcott, American author, dies

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Boris Pasternak, Russian author of Doctor Zhivago, born

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster

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John Steinbeck, American writer, is born

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Three Sami women

Indigenous Literary Perspectives In Global Conversation

This resource from the University of Montana, Missoula campus, covers topics in Native American studies including curriculum suggestions from NEH Summer scholars.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Maine Memory Network website focuses on the life and writing of 19th-century American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and includes teacher resources from NEH-funded Longfellow Institutes.

Brooklyn Bridge, across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan, New York

Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community

Description: “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” is a series developed by the Academy of American Poets in collaboration with EDSITEment that enlists the voices of nine contemporary American poets, each delivering a poem that has been selected in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s initiative, “The Common Good.” The discourse is guided by nine companion lesson plans with activities designed for secondary-level students.

John Tenniel, illustrator of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," dies

This event links to lesson plans and activities for "Alice in Wonderland" and resources for Tenniel.

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Joy Harjo, American poet, is born

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Elizabeth Alexander, American poet and playwright, is born

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