William Shakespeare born - Apr 23, 1564 According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before. Although few plays have been performed or analyzed as extensively as the 38 plays ascribed to William Shakespeare, there are few surviving details about the playwright’s life. This dearth of biographical information is due primarily to his station in life; he was not a noble, but the son of John Shakespeare, a leather trader and the town bailiff.
The Atlantic Slave Trade Visualized in Two Minutes: 10 Million Lives, 20,000 ... Not since the sixties and seventies, with the black power movement, flowering of Afrocentric scholarship, and debut of Alex Haley’s Roots, novel and mini-series, has there been so much popular interest in the history of slavery. We have seen Roots remade; award-winning books like Edward Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told climb bestseller lists; and The Freedman’s Bureau Project’s digitization of 1.5 million slavery-era documents gives citizen-scholars the tools to research the history on their own. In addition to these developments, Slate magazine has designed a multipart, multimedia course, “The History of American Slavery,” as part of its online educational initiative, “Slate Academy.” Visualizing 315 years—“from the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th"—the animation displays slave ships as increasing numbers of black dots zipping across the Atlantic to the Americas from the African coasts. The dots “also correspond to the size of each voyage.
U.S: Geography, states, landmarks, maps, cities, population, laws, speeches U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 Enter a year: Special Features Today in History: Gone With the Wind The History of Native American Religion Native American religion is hard to explain. This is because there were very many tribes the religious principles were passed down verbally. Many of these groups had their own beliefs though many of them were similar in the major aspects.
Who was Malcolm X? History >> Biography >> Civil Rights for Kids Malcolm X by Ed Ford Occupation: Minister, ActivistBorn: May 19, 1925 in Omaha, NebraskaDied: February 21, 1965 in Manhattan, New YorkBest known for: A leader in the Nation of Islam and his stance against racial integrationBiography: Where did Malcolm X grow up? ELLLO Views #931 Middle School Dai: So Miss Naomi from...where is it you are from? Naomi: Wales. Dai: Wales, OK, and how old are you now?
ndla Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Slavery to civil rights The Right To Vote Rally Few people have suffered more than the native Africans who were abducted from their home countries and brought across the Atlantic like animals to serve as slaves for white plantation owners in the southern states of America. Despite some stories of kind slave owners, there is no doubt that this was an outrageous act of inhumanity. The Blacks were bought and sold on the slave market, like pieces of livestock, and most of them were treated cruelly by their masters.
American History in VOA Special English There are 246 fifteen-minute programs and 5 four-minute programs. That is about 62 hours of listening. About 'The Making of a Nation' Radio Program Introduction and Overview of 'The Making of a Nation' (You may skip this one.) Project-based learning, the USA and Authentic Video in the EFL classroom The Globe Trekker/Pilot Guides video collection is a treasure trove for any English teacher. It encompasses extensive material from every corner of the world, and especially English-speaking countries are lavished with attention. Australia, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England – you name it. Even individual cities are endowed with an approx. 50-minute complete video of its own, like London, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans to name but a few. Covering the United States satisfactorily in the language classroom is a daunting project, especially if you want to give your students more than a superficial understanding of its history, geography, language and people.
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr. History >> Biography >> Civil Rights for Kids Martin Luther King at the March on Washingtonby Unknown Occupation: Civil Rights LeaderBorn: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GADied: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TNBest known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his "I Have a Dream" speechBiography: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights.