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Browse Blog - holidays and heritage

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Memorializing Veterans: Teaching with Place

Nov 1 2010
What do memorials say about history and how it's remembered? On Veterans Day, take a look at national and local veterans memorials. [...] »

Amy Trenkle's Columbus in the Capital

Oct 19 2010
Come Columbus Day, DC 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle introduces her class to the man himself—or, at least, one of the nation's many memorials to him. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Questioning Columbus

Oct 11 2010
First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr answers the question, how do you teach when you don't have the answers to all the questions? Answer: Be honest! Here, she suggests sources for opening up the story of Christopher Columbus. [...] »

Constitution Day 2010

Sep 8 2010
Explore these online Constitution Day resources for September 17 and throughout the year. [...] »

Teaching African American History: Do We Still Need a Black History Month?

Feb 9 2010
Black History Month is as important now as when Carter Woodson first thought of it. [...] »

Thanksgiving: The Real Backstory

Nov 20 2009
Historians dispute the date of the first Thanksgiving. Is there a definite time and place? [...] »

Teaching Native American History: I is for Inclusion

Nov 9 2009
How can I tell good books about Indians from bad ones? [...] »

Teaching about Columbus Day: Mythbusters

Oct 6 2009
Will the REAL Cristoforo Colombo please stand up. [...] »

Bookmark This! Teaching Mexican American History with the Bracero Program

Sep 10 2009
A resource for bilingual (Spanish-English) materials for teaching 20th century American history. [...] »

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 4 2009
September 15 marks the independence day for five Latin American countries and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. [...] »