September 12, 2022

Today In History: India Independence

Today in History–August 15–the British formally recognized India's independence and India and Pakistan were divided into separate territories. The partition left many on the wrong side of the border and terrible violence with mass casualties ensued. Click the links below to learn more. India independence 1947 U.S. historical newspaper coverage Modern-day U.S. legislation commemorating Indian independence India independence mentions in India: A Country Study 1947 U.S. historical … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: India

India country profile: . . . extensive urbanization and trade appear to have begun in the Indus River Valley around 3000 B.C. with the Harappan civilization. From this period until the termination of British colonial rule in 1947, numerous empires ruled various portions of South Asia, often assimilating a rich array of peoples and each adding its own contribution to an increasingly rich tapestry of cultures, ideas, and technologies. India country profile India country study India - Places … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Origin of April Fool’s Day

For elementary & middle school students Read this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate April Fool's Day and information about how they celebrate the day. Explain which story you found funniest or most interesting. Create an April Fool's Day poem using information from the article and your own experiences. For elementary & middle school students Read this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate … [Read more...]