Bring history alive for students by connecting current news with key historical people, places, and events. Try it with events that are happening today. Also, compare the same news events in different parts of the world.

Explore events that happened on this day in history.

Remembering Harry S. Truman

Did you know that a new ship named the USS Harry S. Truman was recently commissioned? Read a news release titled Clinton commissions new aircraft carrier. Check out the projects that high school students developed on the ceremony. Brainstorm ways you could use these shipping pages in classroom activities.

Did Truman really have an impact? Use today's news to make connections with the past. Explore some of the following CNN documents:

Develop an activity that uses one of the articles above. Then, connect the ideas with information from Project Whistlestop. Be creative.

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Developed by Annette Lamb, 8/98.