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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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Illustration, Invitation to the 1843 Commencement Ball, May 1843, UNC.

Primary sources document the history of the University of North Carolina at [...] »

Colonel Robert J. Milligan. . . , 1854-56, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, Brooklyn Museum

What might you have owned in Maryland or Virginia in 1740-1810? (Lesson plans [...] »

Drawing. Kiona Drawings site

Kiowa artwork from buffalo hide canvases to university art training. [...] »

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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 [...] »

Poster, You can help--American Red Cross, 1918, Wladyslaw T. Benda, LoC

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history. [...] »

Data visualization, word tree, Many Eyes

How does the Constitution measure up to other important documents in U.S. [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

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National Resources

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Photo, Cooper-Hewitt entrance, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems. [...] »

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

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

Photo, IPTW 2010, 23 October 2010, Isasser, Flickr, cc

Service-learning and history don't have to be exclusive. Consider the [...] »

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Union officers in charge of Point Lookout prison camp

Almost two million dollars allocated to feed prisoners was returned to the U.S. Treasury. [...] »

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