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Flight to Freedom: Caribbean Rafters

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Web Link
Date Posted: 1/5/2011

The lure of economic opportunity and political freedom in the 20th century enticed many Caribbean people to attempt the risky journey to the United States aboard rafts and other flimsy vessels. Those arriving from communist Cuba were generally giv...


FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Web Link
Date Posted: 4/9/2014

Whether convenient, fast, organic, processed, gourmet, ethnic, or local—the foods available to Americans have never been more plentiful and diverse, or more ripe for discussion. Coupled with big changes in who does the cooking, where m...


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 1/7/2009

This website from the National Park Service is a helpful resource for anyone who is interested in visiting Fort McHenry or learning more about it. A photo gallery and brief historical essays describe the fort, its defenders and the various roles t...


Fortieth Anniversary of Apollo 11: Commemorating the First Human Steps on the Moon

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 7/9/2009

In this website from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, students will find an array of resources relating to the first human exploration of the moon's surface. With a focus on the Museum's collection of objects relating to the Apollo...


From Ellis Island to Orchard Street

Grade Range: 4-10
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 8/7/2009

This online exhibition, produced by the Tenement Museum, allows students to play the role of an immigrant to New York City in the early twentieth century. Students will learn about the immigration experience by creating an indentity and making dec...


Go For Broke Educational Foundation

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 6/11/2008

A division of the 100th/442nd/MIS WWII Memorial Foundation. Incorporated in 1989, the 100th/442nd/MIS WWII Memorial Foundation was established by Japanese American World War II veterans to build the Go For Broke Monument as an eternal trib...


GoSmithsonian- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 5/22/2009

Visit the sites and artifacts that inspired the film, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian . This website, from GoSmithsonian, includes images and information about the objects that were included in the mov...


Gunston Hall

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 10/11/2009

Gunston Hall's website is an excellent resource to help students and teachers research the life of George Mason. The resources included are a virtual tour of Gunston Hall and its surrounding grounds, timelines demonstrating ...


Historical Census Browser: University of Virginia

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/10/2008

The University of Virginia Library developed and maintains this website that allows teachers and students to examine state and county census data from 1790-1960. The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directl...


History and Politics Out Loud

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Web Link
Date Posted: 9/25/2008

History and Politics Out Loud is a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials of politically significant audio materials for scholars, teachers, and students. Speeches from the likes of twentieth century American Presidents, Sup...

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Massachusetts, 20 Shillings, 1690

Called upon by the British government to help fight the French in Canada in 1689, Massachusetts authorities were hard-put to comply, because official money was unavailable....