World History Timeline Embed Code Embeded for hosted site: Click the code to copy The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars” - History in the Headlines Filmmaker George Lucas may have set “Star Wars” in a galaxy far, far away, but real-life characters and events from this planet’s history inspired his creation of the sci-fi saga. Explore how history—some of it a long time ago and some much more recent—has been a powerful force in shaping one of Hollywood’s top movie franchises. When George Lucas developed the storyline for “Star Wars” and crafted his heroes and villains, he tapped into elements of theology, mysticism and mythology as well as his knowledge of classic films. And befitting a story set a “long time ago,” real-life history also played a central role in shaping the filmmaker’s space opera.
Education ABOUT Our education team offers year-round site visits and workshops for schools and community organizations, a summer intensive oral history training called Amplifying Unheard Voices, and Common Core aligned curriculum through our website and publication The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teacher’s Guide to Oral History. Over the past year, we reached over 12,000 high school to graduate level students. Curricula and Lesson Plans United States Constitution The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in eleven States. It went into effect on March 4, 1789. Since the Constitution was adopted, it has been amended twenty-seven times. The first ten amendments (along with two others that were not ratified at the time) were proposed by Congress on September 25, 1789, and were ratified by the necessary three-fourths of the States on December 15, 1791. These first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented by a large body of constitutional law. The Constitution of the United States was the first constitution of its kind, and has influenced the constitutions of other nations.
Roman Soldiers’ Tattoo History Home Tattoo Blog Tattoo Gallery Tattoo Buzz Tattoo Books 13 Mysterious Historical Monuments People who lived thousands of years before us created some striking buildings. These buildings were so extensive that scientists have been looking for centuries for answers to who, why, and most importantly, how they were built. There are all different kinds of theories, from practical to extraterrestrial. The Bright Side’s team also wanted to touch on these ancient secrets and make a list of places where ancient charm and a shade of a mystery surround them. Stonehenge, England
The War of 1812 For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering—a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Some of its battles and heroes became legendary, yet its blunders and cowards were just as prominent. The Future of the Classroom - Kognity Last week our CEO and co-founder, Hugo Wernhoff, had the honor of being invited to speak at Goldman Sachs’ Disruptive Technology Symposium in London. With a panel consisting of leading CEOs and co-founders of companies in education, the discussion revolved around The Future of the Classroom and current trends in the educational sphere. There were three main themes, or topics, which arose. These were: Will schools and classrooms be completely online in the future?
Founding Fathers of the United States Terminology Within the large group known as the "Founding Fathers", there are two key subsets, those who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and those who framed the Constitution in 1787. A further subset includes those who signed the Articles of Confederation. Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Romans History In the past we gave you a list of ten myths about the Romans. Today, to complement that list we are giving you ten facts. Roman society existed in one of the most fascinating periods of history. Many of the aspects of Roman life continue on to the present day and we certainly have a lot to thank them for in terms of culture and law and, of course, our calendar. This list looks at ten aspects of Roman life that are particularly interesting and (hopefully) not especially well known.
History vs…: a TED-Ed Lesson playlist “History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created,” wrote William Morris. To learn how 7 notorious leaders are remembered by history, watch the TED-Ed Lessons below: 1. History vs. The Elizabeth Murray Project Mrs. James Smith (Elizabeth Murray), By John Singleton Copley, 1769. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Copyright© 2002-2013 The Elizabeth Murray Project Site maintained at California State University, Long Beach Last Updated November 21, 2013 Welcome to the Elizabeth Murray Project Who was Elizabeth Murray?