• Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands

    Created September 23, 2010
    Anne Frank

    Drawing upon the online archives of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, this lesson helps students to put the events described by Anne Frank into historical perspective, and also serves as a broad overview of the Nazi conquest of Europe during World War II. After surveying the experiences of various countries under Nazi occupation, the lesson ends with activities related specifically to the Netherlands and Anne Frank.

    Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Mexico and Its National Holidays

     

    Comparing El Grito de Dolores and Cinco de Mayo

    El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.

    Berlin Act—European powers partition Africa

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    February 26, 1885

    Burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's unearthed tomb is unsealed in Egypt

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    Galileo Galilei, astronomer, is born

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    Valentine’s Day

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    Nelson Mandela is released from jail after 27 years in prison

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    Mexican Constitution is adopted

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    Lord Byron, English Romantic poet, is born

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    Galileo discovers first three Jupiter satellites

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