World History Stalin created a totalitarian state. What does that mean? US History The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black pilots in World War II. How well did they do? Share
Sorry to disappoint, but be sure to let your student’s know that Valentine’s Day’s roots are built on myth and morph. The modern legend began to grow, most historians agree, with Chaucer’s epic poem Parlement of Foules. If you have a little extra time, it would be a great exercise to walk through a historical [...]
World History Peter the Great adopted much from Western Europe. Which European political reforms did he not introduce into Russia? US History Carter G. Woodson was one of the most educated men of his day. But what could an African American do with a degree in history?
World History By 1812, Napoleon had conquered Western Europe. He then invaded another country. Invading that country was the worst mistake Napoleon ever made. What country was it? US History Langston Hughes became the most famous poet of the Harlem Renaissance. How did he achieve that? What happens to a dream deferred?
Do current events get the attention they should in your Social Studies classroom? Are we on the brink of another war between the Koreas? What would the implications be globally? Please share this with your students. From the BBC: South Korea says it will retaliate with missile strikes against the North if faced with “further [...]
10 Amazing Cold War Propaganda Posters – The Cold War lasted from the end of World War II right up to the early 1990s, although the Soviet Union and the USA never actually engaged in direct battle. Instead, the Cold War was expressed through weapons development (the nuclear arms race), technological development (the space race), [...]
From the Boston Globe: Russia in color, a century ago With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii [...]
You may remember a few months back we had the Tourney of Champions. Well it seems it caught on . . . The British chose Winston Churchill; the Americans chose Ronald Reagan; and the South Africans chose Nelson Mandela. Now Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and Tsar Nicholas II, the country’s last monarch, are running neck [...]
Titanic search in ’85 was cover for secret Cold War subs mission Source: Times (UK) (5-25-08) The man who located the wreck of the Titanic has revealed that the discovery was a cover story to camouflage the real mission of inspecting the wrecks of two Cold War nuclear submarines. When Bob Ballard led a team [...]