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Browse Blog - holidays and heritage

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When Did July 4 Become the Fourth of July?

Jul 2 2009
Even Thomas Jefferson got his dates mixed up. [...] »

Resources: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Apr 23 2009
The term Asian Pacific American covers millions of people, thousands of cultures, and dozens of countries. [...] »

Tonight's the Night: PBS Broadcasts We Shall Remain

Apr 13 2009
Television well-worth watching. [...] »

Remember the Ladies—But Not Just in March

Feb 28 2009
Women's history should be integral to the total narrative of American history. [...] »

Another Kind of American Idol

Feb 19 2009
Explore the history of America's most iconic image—the American flag. But remember: lip-syncing is not allowed! [...] »

Lincoln Bicentennial: A Teachable Moment (updated February 24)

Feb 16 2009
An ongoing reference to exhibits, events, lectures, reenactments, ceremonies, and other tributes commemorating the significance of Lincoln's life and his presidency during this 200th-year anniversary. [...] »

Happy Presidents Day

Feb 11 2009
What exactly is Presidents Day? [...] »

Objects and Memory: Making Sense of Catastrophe

Sep 4 2008
What is it about a piece of paper, an ID card, or a teddy bear that evokes powerful memories? [...] »

Teaching about Memorial Day

May 7 2008
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Materials for all classroom levels are plentiful. [...] »

March is Women's History Month

Feb 12 2008
March is Women's History Month and classroom resources and lesson plans abound. [...] »