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The Ghost Dance

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The Native American Ghost Dance Religious Ritual Became a Symbol of Defiance By Native Americans by Robert McNamara Updated May 15, 2017 The ghost dance was a religious movement that swept across Native American populations in the West in the late 19th century. What started as a mystical ritual soon became something of a political movement and […]

History

George Washington takes command of Continental Army

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On this day in History, Washington takes command of Continental Army on Jul 03, 1775. On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army. Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of […]

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Tools for Teaching Black History

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Tools for Teaching Black History

    Bookmark OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES Subscribe to RSS 6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JANUARY 28, 2013 | UPDATED: JANUARY 15, 2016  Matt Davis Freelance Contributor at Edutopia RELATED TAGS: Open Education Resources,Diversity,Lesson Plans,All Grades,Social Studies 2.8KSHARES       Photo credit: Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε (silverchild24 resident) via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Black […]

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ESL Civics Lessons

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A major role of public education is to ensure that students understand the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen. Educators prepare students for democracy by teaching them to respect the rights of others, vote in elections, obey the rule of law, actively support public causes, and participate intelligently in public debates and discussions. Although […]

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Alexander Hamilton

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON Though he never attained the highest office of his adopted country, few of America’s founders influenced its political system more than Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804). Born in the British West Indies, he arrived in the colonies as a teenager, and quickly embarked on a remarkable career. He was a member of the Continental Congress, an […]

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Ghosts in the White House

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The most famous address in America–1600 Pennsylvania Avenue–is also perhaps the country’s most famous haunted house. Presidents, first ladies, White House staff members and guests have reported feeling ghostly presences, hearing unexplained noises and even running into actual apparitions–even on the way out of the bathtub, in one particularly famous case. ABIGAIL ADAMS & DAVID […]

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Famous Ghosts in American History

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As with other cultures, tales of spooky visitors from the grave abound throughout American history. Some famous anecdotes relate the sighting of dead shipmen and another involves the portrait of a forgotten beauty, but many of the enduring ghost stories are about the famous men and women who have passed through the White House. With […]