Experiencing Early American History with Interactive Resources Thanksgiving, despite not becoming a national holiday until the Civil War, is a time of year steeped in images of America’s colonial past. For educators at all levels hoping to use this time to delve deeper into the nation’s early history, there’s good news and bad news. Studying American History Studying American history — or any history, for that matter — can be a challenge. 9 Meaningful Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for the Classroom Here are nine Martin Luther King Jr. activities you can do with your students to help them think more deeply about this legendary civil rights figure. 1. Read and share books that showcase King’s beliefs Martin Luther King Jr.’s message wasn’t exclusively about race. He also spoke about gender stereotypes, poverty, and privilege. Read books about black Americans who were trailblazers.
Pennsylvania as a test case Frontier Country focuses primarily on the story of Pennsylvania. It tracks the emergence of frontiers within a once peaceful colony and shows that the appearance of frontiers created governing crisis that was only resolved with the American Revolution. Pennsylvania’s long history of peace made it a perfect case study for the way frontiers were perceived in the eighteenth century. Before the Seven Years’ War, few Pennsylvanians spoke of frontiers, while other colonies bore the brunt of imperial wars. The Seven Years’ War brought frontiers to the colony’s geopolitical landscape, and the crisis that followed that war centered on a debate over whether the government should still treat certain areas as militarized zones.
Connecting the Dots: Why a History Degree is Useful in the Business World Credit: Bob Weidner Most faculty members have heard cynical parents making arguments like, “My kid should go for a straight business degree. I am not paying for this fun stuff, like history. He needs a job to pay off all these loans! Besides, unlike majors such as engineering, computer science, and business, most college degrees are useless, for jobless blowhards. Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore and learn more about a variety of issues. But it's important that teachers "reinforce that 'black history' is American history," writes Pat Russo in Dos and Don'ts of Teaching Black History Month. Russo's article is a great place to start when determining how to best incorporate black history into your lesson plans.
A digital reimagining of Gettysburg - Anne Knowles Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on Life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground 5 Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
The College Majors Of U.S. Presidents (And Other Trivia) How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 4.67K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. We've already taken a look back - way back - at online education as we rarely think of it (in the 1960's and 70's), but it is also interesting to see just how much online education has evolved in just the more recent past. The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor With Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day coming up tomorrow, December 7th, I thought I’d put together a quick “The Best…” list of useful resources. I know it’s a bit late, but at least you can use it for planning next year. Here are my picks, not in order of preference, of The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor (and that are accessible to English Language Learners):
7 Elections that Changed U.S. History "Presidential" tie 1800 - President vs. Vice President? The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators Every American schoolchild learns the tragic story of the assassination, just as the long nightmare of the Civil War drew to a close, of President Abraham Lincoln. They know of the shot fired by John Wilkes Booth into the brain of the great President as he watched Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. They know of Booth's dramatic leap from the presidential box to the stage, his cry as he ran of "Sic Semper Tyrannus!," his escape on horseback, and of his own death by bullet twelve days later in a burning Virginia barn. Far fewer Americans, however, know that Booth's evil deed was part of a larger conspiracy of Confederate sympathizers--a conspiracy whose targets included Vice President Johnson and Secretary of State Seward and which had as its goal destabilization of the entire federal government.
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 The Library of Congress Map Collections | Military Battles and Campaigns Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress The American Revolutionary War Maps collection has been migrated to an improved presentation. Please visit the new presentation. Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The War That Made America - French & Indian War Timeline French troops from Canada march south; seize and fortify the Ohio Valley. Britain protests the invasion and claims Ohio for itself. Ensign de Jumonville and a third of his escort is killed by a British patrol led by George Washington. In retaliation the French and the Indians defeat the British at Fort Necessity.