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1759 - A "Year of Miracles"

The Royal Navy in 1759 met with resounding success on several fronts during the brutal Seven Years’ War (the French and Indian War to those in the North American colonies). 309 more words

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The Knowingly Untruthful Promotional Campaign for the Jamestown Settlement

The Nova Britannia was a public campaign pamphlet written by Robert Johnson for the colonizing agency, the Virginia Company. This document illustrated the Jamestown colony as a wonderful place full of hope and prosperity. 1,337 more words

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Roanoke - Theorized

John White, born in 1540, was a man of many trades. Throughout his life he was a practicing artist, explorer, cartographer, and governor. As impressive as these skills were, it is his writing that would seal his place in history. 1,922 more words

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Digital Library of Georgia: Juliette Gordon Low travel journal available online

Digital Library of Georgia: Juliette Gordon Low travel journal available online. “The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of Juliette Gordon Low’s 1908 India travel correspondence… The collection, Juliette Gordon Low Correspondence, Series India Letters, belongs to Girl Scouts of the USA and is housed at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.”

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Useful website to teach history, literature, world history and culture, language, art, and more! — Connected Teaching and Learning

Here are a handful of useful resources for both the teacher and the students. Some are websites, some are extensions for your Chrome Browser. Might come in handy with only one month left before the exam.

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The Toolbox (A Little Learning IX)

As the years go by I’ve switched between multiple learning-strategies. Invariably when I experimented with a new strategy, and it worked, I would accept that as a vindication of its inventor’s explanation of the logic of his strategy. 1,367 more words

Nathaniel Bowditch

Nathaniel Bowditch was an accomplished autodidact whose contributions to mathematics were so influential that he was offered a chair at Harvard but he declined. What is of more interest, at least as far as this site goes, are his immense contributions to navigation. 145 more words

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