Topic: World History

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The Recapture of the Buda Fortress

The painting shows Hungarian troops capturing a fort in Budapest, a victorious battle in an ultimately unsuccessful effort to win independence from the Habsburg Empire. Hungary was one...
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The Sea was Boisterous that Day- Using Essential Questions to Bridge History

Essential questions (EQ’s) can be a tool for connecting the past to the present. In this Challenge, you will be asked to link an image/document from Americas revolutionary...
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Tiananmen Square

This famous photograph shows a lone man in a white shirt confronting tanks sent to end pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in June 1989. The Chinese government’s...
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UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

After WWII, the international community created the United Nations as a means to prevent future global conflict and brutalities. This document, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, complements...
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Using Epistolary Forms as Historical/Social Context in Understanding Seminal Texts: Thomas Jefferson’s Letters from Paris, France as a Preclude to Charles Dicken’s, Tale of Two Cities.

This is a Lesson that is part of a six part Unit that serves as the precursor to reading Charles Dickens’ seminal text on social commentary, A Tale...
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Virgil’s Aeneid

This Latin edition of Virgil bears the signatures of both Thomas Jefferson and his close friend Dabney Carr. The two men met as students at a Latin school...