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History Content

This resource created by the Library of Congress is invaluable. It offers a digitized collection of over 7 million sources, as well as a collection of 140 lesson plans on a variety of topics in American history. A majority of the lessons are designed for grades 3 and up, however, they can be adapted for younger students. FIND OUT MORE »

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Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Analyze popular fiction of the 1920s with these stories from the pulp magazine [...] »

Detail, homepage

Need a historic map for any of your lessons? Check out this digital map [...] »

Civil Rights Demonstration At Arkansas AM&N College c 1962

460 documents and images on civil rights in Arkansas, from before, during, and [...] »

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History Quiz

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Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Print, Parade in honor of the adoption of the Federal Constitution, 1788, NYPLDG

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer [...] »

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

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Beyond the Textbook

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Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for U. [...] »

Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

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National Resources

Federal teaching resources

Glass negative, New gavel for Speaker. . . , Harris & Ewing, LoC

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo. [...] »

Silkscreen, Disaster Broadcast. . . , 1941-1943, Edward T. Grigware, LoC

When the weather's not on our side, FEMA's there to lend a hand. [...] »

Lithograph, Wall Street bubbles; - Always the same, 1901, Udo J. Keppler, LoC

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have come [...] »

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History Gateway

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