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The "Star-Spangled Banner" is a crucial emblem of the United States. However, do you know the origins of the very first American flag or the actual meaning of Francis Scott Key's lyrics? This website produced by the Smithsonian Institute can be used in a variety of ways to teach students about this important national icon. FIND OUT MORE »

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Screenshot, Founding fathers using compromise, Center on Congress

What is Congress? Why should anyone care? [...] »

Photo, Dox Thrash Signing an Impression..., June 26 1941, J. Rolland, FWA:WPA.

View depictions of African American life by artist Dox Thrash. [...] »

Photo, Nicholas, Archie & Quentin & the dog, c.1904, Edward S. Curtis, LoC

Do films capture your students' attention? Introduce them to Roosevelt in [...] »

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Print, Dividing the national map, 1860, Library of Congress

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

Photo, "AT CALGGETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL...," 1973, David Hiser, NARA

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the [...] »

Print, The Etude, 1907, A.E. Dressler, Library of Congress

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

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Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

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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Screenshot, Marines exercising, Marines.com

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why? [...] »

Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

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The original stone Conococheague Bridge at Wilson, MD, Scenes from the old Natio

How do you pronounce (and spell) Conococheague and how do we know? [...] »

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