And from Grand Valley State University, Michigan, where two of my brother-in-laws work:
The 7th of September marked the 70th anniversary of the London Blitz. London, and other British cities, were bombed for 57 consecutive nights. Not only were people traumatized, thousands died or were injured.
September is also the anniversary month for other significant events: America's greatest natural disaster (the Galveston hurricane of 1900); America's deadliest day (the Battle of Antietam); the events of September 11, 2001; Beatrix Potter's first story letter; the first televised debate between Presidential nominees (Kennedy-Nixon) and a rare television interview with J.R.R. Tolkien (author of "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings").
Videos, images and lesson plans for these topics, plus many other September commemorations, are provided together with primary sources. http://www.awesomestories.com/newsletters/sept-2010/newsletter
Group access to the site is free for all schools, libraries and educators. Request group access with this form. http://www.awesomestories.com/signup It is also free for students and members of the general public. Select an individual password using the same URL.
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