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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Painting, Evacuation of San Francisco by Sea, 1906-36, William Alexander Coulter

Learn about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, how it destroyed the [...] »

Song sheet, Let me kiss him for his mother, Charles Magnus, LoC

How did people learn the latest music trends without electronics? [...] »

Image, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research home page.

Social science data offered to member colleges and universities here covers a [...] »

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Photo, Boxers Marty Cutler and Jack Johnson in ring [...] Library of Congress

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination [...] »

Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Illustration, "Karpfenschuppige Taube. . . ," 1880s, NYPL

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not native [...] »

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Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of all [...] »

An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends? [...] »

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

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

Photo, "Electricity," February 21, 2006, premasagar, Flickr

Read the act that gave way to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a major New Deal [...] »

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Progress of the Century, Currier and Ives print, Library of Congress

Of all the discoveries and developments that occurred in the 19th century, two proved to be the main force behind the development of the New Age. [...] »

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