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January 06, 2005
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Biography: John Paul Jones, Captain of the High Seas, Tuesday, January 11th

Biography: Augustus, First of the Roman Emperors, Thursday, January 13th

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Biography: John Paul Jones, Captain of the High Seas Monday, December 27th

His sense of adventure brought him to America. His bravery made him the country’s greatest naval hero. The son of a Scottish gardener, John Paul Jones went to sea at age twelve with the British navy, making his way to America after killing a sailor in self-defense during a mutiny. He joined the fledgling American navy, and in 1779, became captain of the Bon Homme Richard. In an epic engagement with the British frigate, Serapis, he responded to the enemy captain’s premature assumption of victory with the immortal words, “Sir, I have not yet begun to fight.” This fascinating biography will introduce students to one of the most charismatic figures of the trans-Atlantic age. Students and teachers will be able to follow the story of maritime travel in the Age of Revolutions as John Paul Jones through his adventures on the high seas.

Curriculum Links: John Paul Jones: Captain of the High Seas would be useful for American History and Culture, World History and Geography courses. It is appropriate for middle school and high school students. It fulfills the following standards as outlined by the National Council for History Education: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction and Civilization, Cultural Diffusion and Innovation

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Biography: Augustus, First of the Roman Emperors Thursday, January 13th

Julius Caesar’s military brilliance forged a new Rome, but it was Augustus’ political genius that made it an empire for the ages. Despite being Caesar’s nephew and adopted heir, Augustus struggled for thirteen years to consolidate power. Finally declared Emperor by the Senate, he oversaw a period of growth and prosperity marked by extraordinary artistic achievement and rapid expansion of the Empire. This Biography offers students a compelling introduction into the formation of the Roman empire, the dynamics of political power, and the strategies these leaders used to achieve and maintain power like few before them.

Curriculum Links: Augustus, First of the Roman Emperors would be useful for classes on World History, World Civilization, Civics and World Cultures. It is appropriate for middle school and high school students. It fulfills the following standards as outlined by the National Council for History Education: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction.

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