The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day is part of the three-day weekend each May that signals the beginning of summer, and is marked by beach trips and...

Research Includes Learning Directly From Experts; 7 Easy Ways to Do So

This post is an exceprt from the Choose2Matter Course, a self-paced, online course. It helps educators change the way they view their students, and themselves, and their...

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Centuries ago, in a seemingly lost age where rulers built monuments of stone, seven structures stood out for their grandiosity, and for the awe...

Best Websites for Historic and Contemporary Interviews

The Mike Wallace Interviews was a series of prime-time television interviews conducted between 1957 and 1960. Wallace donated 65 interviews conducted between 1957 and...

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Today

The first installment of the serial “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” appeared in a periodical on June 5, 1851. The serial’s popularity was so immense that...

Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

Why do we fall back one hour in the autumn, and spring ahead one hour in the spring? Most U.S. residents dutifully set their clocks...

11 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most studied figures in American history, but there is still much you may not know about his life....
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On This Day: Iraq Invades Kuwait, Leading to Persian Gulf War

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi soldiers invaded the Gulf state of Kuwait in the early morning hours, precipitating the start of the Persian Gulf...

Helpful Ways to Get Boys to Read

Nationwide, more boys than girls seem to be struggling with reading. Here are five tips from teachers, librarians, authors and literacy strategists to encourage...

On This Day: United States Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

On Aug. 6, 1945, U.S. war plane Enola Gay dropped “Little Boy,” a 8,900-pound atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, Japan. Within eight days, Japan surrendered,...