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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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Photo, Capitol. . . , before 1898, John B. Winslow, Wisconsin Historical Society

Primary documents, background information, and lesson plans for Wisconsin [...] »

Drawing, That's so, 1886, Thomas Nast, Chicago History Museum.

The court proceedings surrounding the Haymarket Affair look at the event that [...] »

Photo. Hooverville 6:  Oakland, CA, 1937

View the youth of the Depression and following years. [...] »

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

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

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions about [...] »

Postcard, Winter surf bathing in Florida, c.1901-1907, Florida Memory

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

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Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further? [...] »

Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's fossil [...] »

Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

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Photo, U.S. Capitol, Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this website [...] »

Poster, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Col. W.F. Cody, 1890, Alick P.F. Ritchie, LoC

Allow students to "meet" their favorite historical figures. [...] »

Photo, Secret Service Motorcycle, bowena, April 14, 2009, Flickr

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes? [...] »

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B&W photo, 1963, Woolworth's Storefront with Protestors, commons

"Local custom" was at odds with company policy in Jackson, MS. [...] »

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