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For my AP Government, Honors Modern World History and Modern World History students.

October 17, 2014 at 4:15pm
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Headed to see furymovie this weekend?

The Fury of Hell on Wheels: Tank Warfare, April 1945

The culmination of World War II in Europe brought with it the most mechanized force the planet had ever seen with the sheer firepower of the United States military. In spite of Allied superiority in weaponry, divisions often had to fight in close quarters with hand-to-hand combat. Limited maneuverability in small German towns resulted in heavy losses. The men fighting in Germany were either battle-hardened or green recruits, but all of them were sleepless and racing to end the war at breakneck speed. The new feature film, Fury, depicts the last month of the war in these startlingly real terms.

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Allied tanks in the German city of Koblenz. (Still from Universal News)

Fury’s fictionalized account of events at the end of the war focus on a small platoon within the 2nd Armored Division. The 2nd Armored Division was created in July 1940 under the command of then Colonel George S. Patton. Parts of the division were among the first U.S. military armored divisions serving in North Africa when they landed at Casablanca on November 8, 1942. After nine months the division moved on to Sicily in July of 1943. On June 9, 1944, the 2nd Armored Division landed on Omaha Beach in the invasion of the Normandy. There the division known as “Hell on Wheels” fought the Germans near Avranches and then crossed through France as part of the Third Army before reaching Germany in September 1944. The 2nd Armored Division was the first to reach the Elbe River in mid-April 1945, which is where the Fury story begins.

To get a sense of what the men of the Armored Divisions experienced as they fought to end the war, we can look to the Universal Newsreel Collection and see the stories the public was shown at the time. While there may not be specific footage of the 2nd Armored Division, these Universal News stories feature tank warfare in Germany during April 1945.

Keep reading at: The Unwritten Record » The Fury of Hell on Wheels: Tank Warfare, April 1945

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Travis Ishikawa’s Walk-Off Home Run Sends The San Francisco Giants Back To The World Series

The San Francisco Giants have made it back to the World Series. For more on their game against the St. Louis Cardinals go here.

October 16, 2014 at 12:26pm
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These were some of the worst abuses of government charge cards last year →

October 15, 2014 at 3:42pm
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For all assignments, please also look in your google shared documents. 

For all assignments, please also look in your google shared documents. 

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Here is part A to the Stock Market Simulation. 
Check out californiasms.com for more rules and to buy and sell your stock!

Here is part A to the Stock Market Simulation. 

Check out californiasms.com for more rules and to buy and sell your stock!

October 14, 2014 at 4:11pm
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Jon Stewart: Democrats Are Really Really Desperate →

October 8, 2014 at 11:43am
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NEW ARTICLE ON VOTING AND GETTING INVOLVED! 
“Even though we are lucky enough to have the right to vote here in the US, perhaps the most frustrating thing is having to wait until you turn eighteen in order to do so. While there is no doubt that being able to cast a vote for issues that you are passionate about is the best way to make your voice heard, always remember that there is so much more to a vote than actually just casting it! For all of you Smart Girls who want to make a difference but aren’t quite old enough to head to the polls yet, here are some suggestions for things you can do while you wait to cast those votes.”
 

smartgirlsattheparty:

NEW ARTICLE ON VOTING AND GETTING INVOLVED! 

Even though we are lucky enough to have the right to vote here in the US, perhaps the most frustrating thing is having to wait until you turn eighteen in order to do so. While there is no doubt that being able to cast a vote for issues that you are passionate about is the best way to make your voice heard, always remember that there is so much more to a vote than actually just casting it! For all of you Smart Girls who want to make a difference but aren’t quite old enough to head to the polls yet, here are some suggestions for things you can do while you wait to cast those votes.”

 

October 7, 2014 at 2:27pm
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'Turn Out For What:' Lil Jon Has Got The Beat To Make Your Booty Go Vote →

October 2, 2014 at 4:38pm
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20 Key House Races You Should Be Watching Before Election Day →

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13 Things For History Lovers To Do Online When They're Bored →

uispeccoll:

Check out this list and help with transcription for anything that catches you fancy. Some of our DIY History projects are in there too (hint hint).

(via smithsonianlibraries)