Dynamic Directory - May 20, 2018

Revised Stories in the past 30 days

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Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire, based on the book Q & A by Vikas Swarup, is set in Dharavi, India.

Earth Day - Now and Then
Earth Day - Now and Then

How did Earth Day start? When was the first Earth Day? How did it become a global phenomenon? Take a look at Earth Day, then and now.

Deepwater Horizon:  Disaster in the Gulf
Deepwater Horizon: Disaster in the Gulf

On the 22nd of April, 2010, an oil rig known as ''Deepwater Horizon'' dramatically sinks in four minutes, causing the worst oil-spill in American history. Two days before, explosions on the rig kill 11 people.

Why the Gulf of Mexico Has So Much Oil
Why the Gulf of Mexico Has So Much Oil

The Gulf of Mexico was once larger than it is today. Algae, growing along its perimeter, provided the first ingredients for the oil formation which occurred over geologic time.

Plessy vs Ferguson:  Legal Segregation
Plessy vs Ferguson: Legal Segregation

In 1892 African American Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to sit in back of train in New Orleans.

Secretariat - Wins the Belmont by 31 Lengths
Secretariat - Wins the Belmont by 31 Lengths

On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont by 31 lengths. His triple crown run remains unmatched. He became the first racehorse in twenty-five years to win the Triple Crown.

Troy
Troy

Did Troy fall around 1184 BC, in June, as calculated by Eratosthenes? Was Helen of Troy the most beautiful woman ever, and was she the reason for a major war between Troy and Sparta?

William Still - Son of a Freed Slave
William Still - Son of a Freed Slave

Even when he was very young, William personally helped escaping slaves and is known as the "Father of the Underground Railroad."

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's tale of The Tell-Tale Heart remains popular. This is an abridged version.

Korean War
Korean War

What caused the split between North and South Korea? What makes North Korea a threat?

Alexander Hamilton and His 21st-Century Popularity
Alexander Hamilton and His 21st-Century Popularity

Alexander Hamilton had words of advice in a deadlocked political battle. He's now the subject of a major musical. Watch how it all started in this video clip.

Auschwitz Through the Eyes of Its Commandant
Auschwitz Through the Eyes of Its Commandant

In April of 1942, Slovakia began handing over its Jews to the Nazi government.

AwesomeStories 101
AwesomeStories 101

Welcome to AwesomeStories! Go behind the scenes to learn how this tool helps develop 21st-century teaching and learning skills.

Passion of the Christ
Passion of the Christ

Jesus and his disciples prepare to celebrate an annual Jewish holiday. Then he is arrested, faces a trial and endures a crucifixion.

Battle of Britain - Devastation in Coventry
Battle of Britain - Devastation in Coventry

The SS City of Benares was torpedoed by a German U-boat on in 1940 despite the September cold and a stormy sea Bess Walder Cummings and her brother survived.

Fighting in the Trenches at Verdun - Cote (Hill) 304
Fighting in the Trenches at Verdun - Cote (Hill) 304

Mars - A Roman God
Mars - A Roman God

Mars, the Roman god of war, was considered a mighty warrior while his counterpart for the Greeks, Ares, was viewed as a coward.

View of Buda - Left Bank Side of Budapest
View of Buda - Left Bank Side of Budapest

Budapest is one of the most popular cities in the world. How did it get its name?

Doughboys and Their Helmets
Doughboys and Their Helmets

Americans fighting in World War I were called doughboys.

The Huns - by E.A. Thompson
The Huns - by E.A. Thompson

Who were the Huns? What kind of soldiers were they? How did they accomplish so much under the leadership of Atilla?

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