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...

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...

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...

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...

On This Day: Congress Passes Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Authorizing Vietnam War

On Aug. 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution based on what is now widely believed to be faulty intelligence, plunging the...

Best Websites to Find Historic and Exemplary Speeches and Talks

American Rhetoric is dedicated to archiving American speeches, lectures, sermons, interviews and “other important media events.” Its “Online Speech Bank” contains full text, audio...

Gregory Hines, Tap Dancer, Choreographer and Actor

He was an actor, singer and a writer, but first and foremost, Gregory Hines was a dancer. Hines both popularized the art form of...

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,...
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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...

Three Kansas HS Students “Changed Poland and Changed the World”

Can students really change the world? In 1999, in connection with a National History Day project, three Kansas high school students wrote a play that drastically...