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Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
Births (500 years ago today): 1517 - Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1570)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Eric Stuart, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor
Deaths (600 years ago today): 1417 - Pope Gregory XII (b. 1326)
Deaths (350 years ago today): 1667 - Fasilides, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1603)
Deaths (200 years ago today): 1817 - Etienne Nicolas Méhul, French pianist and composer (b. 1763)
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Multimedia lecture : WHY did the Civil Rights movement become more radical after 1964?
IB History Internal Assessments sample studies
Mission: Berlin! (Escape the Room activity on Hitlers consolidation of power)
Student-friendly Sourcework Rubric
The life of Martin Luther Design a film trailer!
Model Essay: Assess the view that After initial failures, Kennedys handling of foreign policy grew increasingly successful as time went on
Advisor to the Kaiser! A new online simulation!
The Rise of Hitler Images
President Johnson An Introduction to LBJ
The Mystery of Pompeii: stand-alone lesson
Historiography: Historians on the Rise of Hitler
ClassTools.net Arcade Games: Kennedys Foreign Policy
Factual test Kennedys Foreign Policy
Classroom debate How successful was Kennedys foreign policy?
Escape the Room! Mission Havana, 1959