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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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Photo, 18361, June 17, 1946, Tennessee State Library and Archives

Geared toward K-12 education, this site presents antebellum life in Tennessee [...] »

Photo. Money bags and bars. Flickr

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[Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President, looking at a photo album with his son 1864

Immerse yourself in antebellum and Civil War life. [...] »

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Photo, The Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg, 1913, LoC

What do you think Civil War uniforms looked like? They varied more than you [...] »

Illustration, The Amusements of Fashionable Society. Competitors at a ‘Soap-Bubb

Fads, crotchets, crazes, rages, and cultural fevers. Test your knowledge of [...] »

Chinese newspaper, dishware, basket and other unidentified items: From Alice Io

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

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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 [...] »

An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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

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 [...] »

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Negative, Dinsmore, Frances. Of Smithsonian. . . , 1915, Harris & Ewing, LoC

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Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters? [...] »

Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

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The First Thanksgiving, Jean Louis Gerome Ferris

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