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January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes

January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space.
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Resources relevant to the study of United States History, World History, and Oklahoma History
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The Remedy for the Spread of Fake News? History Teachers

The Remedy for the Spread of Fake News? History Teachers | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it

Historical literacy, and the healthy skepticism that comes with it, provides the framework for being able to discern truth from fiction.

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These nine Holocaust Survivors have come... - World Jewish Congress | Facebook

These nine Holocaust Survivors have come... - World Jewish Congress | Facebook | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it

These nine Holocaust Survivors have come together to send you a message. It’s unforgettable.

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, let's show them we are listening. Post your picture with #WeRemember

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What we can learn about the Constitution from The Simpsons

What we can learn about the Constitution from The Simpsons | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
The popular TV show “The Simpsons” debuted 27 years ago today as a regular series, and among its cultural contributions are more than a few references to the Constitution.
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Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem

Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade's conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
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‘Black Wall Street’ Being Brought to Life by John Legend and Tika Sumpter

‘Black Wall Street’ Being Brought to Life by John Legend and Tika Sumpter | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Black Wall Street is being developed into a series for WGN America by John Legend's production company. If picked up, it will run in 2018.
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America in Class Webinars

RUSHMORE Series: 4 stand alone webinar sessions focusing on lives/leadership of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, & T. Roosevelt

FREE teacher Registration: code = ITEACH

ALSO...includes webinars for other historical eras/events/personalities AND literacy icons.
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For parents and children, difficult history at African American Museum

For parents and children, difficult history at African American Museum | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Exhibits on slavery and lynching are raw. Experts say it’s important to teach children about the realities of the past.
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Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D - BBC News

Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D - BBC News | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
For the first time, skulls and other artefacts from the 1545 wreck of the Mary Rose warship are being exhibited online, as part of a project testing the limits of digital archaeology.
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Oklahoma History - Free Course by Oklahoma State School Boards Assoc on iTunes U

Download or subscribe to the free course by Oklahoma State School Boards Assoc, Oklahoma History.
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Youth Activism and the Dakota Access Pipeline | Teaching with the News | Choices Program

Youth Activism and the Dakota Access Pipeline | Teaching with the News | Choices Program | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
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Who takes the cake? The history of the cakewalk

Who takes the cake? The history of the cakewalk | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Cakewalks, for many, evoke visions of childhood and carnivals. Today, a cakewalk is where dancers promenade around a circle of numbers on the floor.
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Here’s the 523-year-old letter Christopher Columbus wrote after reaching the Americas

Here’s the 523-year-old letter Christopher Columbus wrote after reaching the Americas | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
A stolen letter from 1493 was sitting in the Library of Congress.
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Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil

Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process.
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A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Creation of the US Constitution

A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Creation of the US Constitution | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Most popular revolutions throughout history have devolved into bloody chaos or fallen under the sway of dictators. So why did the United States, born of its own 8-year revolution, ultimately avoid these common pitfalls? A More Perfect Union explores the many challenges facing the new nation and describes how our founding fathers, led by George Washington, created a new United States Constitution. Born of compromise, this founding document laid the foundation for our more perfect union.
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In 1913, suffragists crashed Woodrow Wilson's inauguration to demand the vote

In 1913, suffragists crashed Woodrow Wilson's inauguration to demand the vote | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Thousands of women marched amid hostile and violent crowds to agitate for equal rights.
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PBS Election Central

PBS Election Central | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
Check out Election Central from PBS with tools, resources & solutions to engage students in the political process.
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Helping Young Readers Think Like Historians

Helping Young Readers Think Like Historians | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
by Guest Blogger Deborah Hopkinson, Author and 2015 Literacy for All Conference Featured Speaker I’m excited to be speaking at the 2015 Literacy for All conference, in part because I learn so much from educators. Teachers and librarians are the literacy experts. Me? I’m just a former fundraising professional and now full-time author who loves…
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Native American Battles & Massacres - 1492 to 1911 | Vision Maker Media

Native American Battles & Massacres - 1492 to 1911 | Vision Maker Media | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
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Oklahoma - Feat. Rapper MC Sizzy the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher | 50 BIRDS, 50 STATES

Barry the bald eagle flies to the Sooner State, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain. In Oklahoma, Barry becomes friends with MC Sizzy th
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United States History - Free Course by Oklahoma State School Boards Assoc on iTunes U

Download or subscribe to the free course by Oklahoma State School Boards Assoc, United States History.
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Humans may have taken different path into Americas than thought

Humans may have taken different path into Americas than thought | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
An ice-free corridor through the North American Arctic may have been too barren to support the first human migrations into the New World.
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Alexander Hamilton’s warning to 2016 voters

Alexander Hamilton’s warning to 2016 voters | Wonderful World of History | Scoop.it
One may have to go all the way back to the founding of America to find a precedent for the disruption in today's politics.
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