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Lesson: Celebrating Black History Month With Inspirational Figures

Black History Month presents a special opportunity for celebrating the black men and women who overcame adversity and discouragement with incredible optimism, strength, and pride. It is the character of these men and women that children will admire and may replicate in their own lives as they face challenges. Each

Lesson: The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen are among America’s greatest heroes whose stories must not be forgotten. It is essential that their efforts and accomplishments are recognized in our great history, for they are the ideal role models for all young students. The challenges of segregation, discrimination, and prejudice were immensely discouraging, but

Lesson: Stalin’s Genocides

Most historians and history teachers agree that preserving history is of the utmost importance; as history gets lost to time, so do its lessons. The choice to nearly omit the horrific atrocities of Joseph Stalin from many curriculums is a dangerous one. Erasing Stalin’s deadly acts from history and keeping

Lesson: D-Day

Making an emotional connection to people and events in history helps students understand it better. In this World War II lesson, students will learn about the enormity of the undertaking of D-Day including its purpose, risks, sacrifices, and success. Students will read letters from soldiers who participated in the D-Day

Lesson: Japanese Internment

There are many misconceptions about Japanese internment during WWII. In order to evade such misconceptions, students will read an interview between members of the Veteran’s History Project at the LOC and someone who experienced the internment, Warren Michio Tsuneishi. While his insight gives students a glimpse into the hardships of