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As the Cold War pervaded domestic as well as international spheres, Duck and Cover, an educational film produced by the Federal Civil Defense Administration and Archer Productions Inc., showed children how to react in case of a nuclear attack. The Soviet Union had tested its first nuclear bomb in 1949 and fear of an attack in the United States was high. As a result, Congress created the Federal Civil Defense Administration in 1950 to prepare America for emergencies. Two of the organization’s more visible contributions were public...
On May 19, 1735, John Peter Zenger republished this essay in the New-York Weekly Journal. Originally printed in the Guardian, a British periodical, the two-page essay supports the education of women “of Quality or Fortune.”
Resources Invested in Education
Spending on Education
Spending Per Child 15-19
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President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Commencement Address at Howard University: “To Fulfill These Rights,” June 4, 1965, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential LibraryBackground Information
On June 4, 1965, Lyndon Johnson gave a commencement address to students at Howard...
The term "teddy bear," used to describe a stuffed toy bear, originated in 1902 during the Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. By examining the political cartoons of Clifford K. Berryman, students will learn that the teddy bear is a relatively new concept that derived from Theodore Roosevelt's fascination with the outdoors and Berryman's chronicling of one particular hunting adventure.Background
Theodore Roosevelt was the nation's twenty-sixth president. He served from 1900 to 1909. ...
Present the following scenario to your students. You can either read it to them or enlist students to act it out. The scenario is about two children who lived in 1734 and were the age of your students.
“Anna Elizabeth and her brother Samuel live in a small house with a thatched roof. Their father built the house himself. Both children help their parents by completing many chores each day.
Anna Elizabeth is learning how to run a home. She feeds the chickens and gathers eggs each morning. Her mother is...