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4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
10/14/2008
America went to war to gain territory from Mexico and expand the nation's boundary from Texas to California.  Students will learn about the Mexican War by first examining its causes, Texas's struggle for independence and the controversial concept of Manifest Destiny in this section of&n
Grade Range:
5-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
6/10/2009
This one-cent piece from 1974 is perfectly normal-except for one thing. It was struck in aluminum rather than bronze. Lincoln's bust graces the obverse, just as it has done for over ninety-five years. And the Lincoln Memorial appears on the reverse, just as it has since the closing years o
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
9/17/2010
"I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking." So began on March 12, 1933, the first of about thirty informal "Fireside Chat" addresses that President Franklin D. Roosevelt would deliver over the radio. His ability to communicate over this new medium direct
Grade Range:
K-12
Resource Type(s):
Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
9/3/2020
The May 1, also known as May Day, celebrates workers’ rights and is often marked by public marches. Constantly being adapted, May Day has seen many evolutions since its start at the Haymarket Square in Chicago in 1886. One demonstration of great significance is the May Day marches of 2006, in whic
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
9/4/2020
“John Langston was running through a neighborhood in ruins. Burned homes and businesses were still smoking, their windows shattered. Langston was only 12 years old, but he was determined to save his brothers’ lives. He had spent the night in a safe house, sheltering from the white mobs that had
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
12/30/2020
“In 2020, the Fifteenth Amendment—the first voting rights amendment added to the U.S. Constitution—celebrates its 150th anniversary. You’ve likely heard, perhaps on the news or in the classroom, that the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave or granted African American men the ri
Grade Range:
8-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
12/31/2021
"On a Saturday evening in January 1864, abolitionist Anna Dickinson stood inside the Hall of Representatives looking out into the U.S. House’s packed floors and overflowing galleries. Two thousand members of the public, senators, representatives, cabinet members, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln—and
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
In this resource, students can explore more than 800 artifacts from the online exhibition A More Perfect Union, including: archival photography, publications, original manuscripts, works of art, and handmade objects f
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials
Date Posted:
2/19/2009
This timeline provides an overview of events related to the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Case, from the 1849 case, Roberts v. the City of Boston, to the 2003 case, Grutter v. Bollinger. This resource is available as a downloadable PDF, and is included
Grade Range:
4-12
Resource Type(s):
Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
5/27/2009
Students will learn about the importance of salmon fishing to the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that developed around the Atlantic cod, Chesapeake oyster, Columbia River salmon and whaling industries in this section of On the Water: Stories from Mari
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