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Immigration is an important topic in American History. So, don't just talk about it! Allow your students to "connect" with the 19th century immigrant population by exploring structures like Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. The website for this historic location offers a plethora of resources that will enable you to bring the past to life. FIND OUT MORE »

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Print, Smallpox Codex, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

Do you remember when everyone got chickenpox as a kid? Your students might not [...] »

Letter. April or May 1775 -- Rachel Revere to Paul Revere

Aside from Benedict Arnold, how much do you know about Revolutionary War spies? [...] »

Image, Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970, 2005, UVa.

View contemporary coverage of the Civil Rights Movement from two Roanoke, VA [...] »

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Photo, Greenbank Consolidated School. Loading up the buses for a six-mile haul.

Binders, buses, and backpacks—consider the history of these back-to- [...] »

Photo, The Viking ship, Jun. 1893, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress

Which tales of daring exploration do you believe? [...] »

Photo, [Woman in front of hat display], 1969, James Jowers, Flickr Commons

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense? [...] »

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photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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Stamps, $2 dark blue James Madison block of four, 1902-03, NYPL

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

Map, The North America Tapestry of Time and Terrain, U.S. Geological Survey

Find or make your own statistical maps. These maps enable you to better [...] »

Painting, B-24 Liberator, Steve Doyle, U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

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Helen of Many Glaciers Hotel, 1925

The history of the invention of the telephone is as clear as a Bell . . . or is it? [...] »

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