Topic: World History

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

In this photograph, a man takes a sledge hammer to the Berlin Wall’s graffiti-filled west side. In 1961, Communist officials built the wall to prevent East Berliners from...
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The Malaysian Flag

In 1957, Malaysian men raise their flag after the British Parliament voted to make their country an independent and equal member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The...
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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...