Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Amelia Earhart

I'm a firm believer that women can do anything they put their mind to. In that spirit, we celebrate the accomplishments of Amelia Earthart who embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman 71 years ago today. This freebie tells all about the life of this female pioneer.
Title: Amelia Earhart FAQ
Description: A complete biography of Amelia Earhart.
Suggested Grade: All ages
Format: Web Site
Availability: All requesters
Source: Naval Historical Center

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tiananmen Square--20 years ago today

June 4, 1989 was an infamous day in history--events that took place in Tiananmen Square in China resonated around the world. This freebie provides an account of this day.

Title: Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
Description: Presents detailed (and previously classified) U.S. government accounts of the infamous military assault by the Chinese government on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989.
Format: Electronic Briefing Book
Availability: Available to all requesters
Source: compiled by Jeffrey T. Richelson and Michael L. Evans