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Browse Blog - holidays and heritage

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Resources for Columbus Day

Oct 3 2011
Is Columbus Day just another school day (or day off), or a teachable moment? [...] »

In Remembrance: September 11, 2001

Aug 24 2011
September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. When does the recent past become history? [...] »

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2011

May 17 2011
Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep digging. [...] »

Searching for Sesquicentennial Sources

Apr 1 2011
Teaching the Civil War? With the sesquicentennial kicking off, resources are popping up left and right! [...] »

Women Taking History: Women's History Month 2011

Mar 4 2011
This Women's History Month, remind your students that women have made history in more ways then one—by recording it, as well as being recorded. [...] »

150 Years Ago Today...

Feb 25 2011
April 12th will mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. How is your state celebrating? [...] »

Presidents in the Library

Feb 18 2011
Happy Presidents Day! What better place to turn to for presidential history resources than libraries dedicated to the presidents? [...] »

African American History Month 2011

Feb 9 2011
For African American History Month, don't just focus on the heroes—use primary sources to explore the lives of ordinary people. [...] »

A Day On, Not a Day Off

Jan 17 2011
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Celebrate this holiday as a day of public service. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Thanksgiving

Nov 28 2010
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early primary students? First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr doesn't have all of the answers, but she has some suggestions. [...] »