Category Archives: Historical

Why Anne Frank?

I think every schoolchild learns about Anne Frank — the little Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust, then became famous when her writing, The Diary of a Young Girl, was first published in 1947. But why her?  Of all the millions of Holocaust victims, how did she become so famous?  Other victims wrote, notably

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Who Was Nike?

I was teaching yesterday, helping another teacher in a high school English class discussing mythological literature.  Then one of the girls asked a question that made me curious — who was Nike? The brand name we all know as the shoe and apparel company really did exist, at least in mythology.  Nike was the Greek

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Be Like Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower was a five-star general and 34th President of the United States.  He helped win, then stop, hot wars (World War II and Korea), and navigated the country through eight years of the Cold War.  He is also know for his domestic accomplishments, like the Interstate Highway System.  One poll I found rates him

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