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A History Institute for Teachers

What do our students need to know about the Civil War? Join this webcast from the Foreign Policy Research Institute. [...] »

Teaching about Memorial Day

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

My Friend Flickr: A Match Made in Photo Heaven

Treasures of the Library of Congress are now available on Flickr. [...] »

U.S. Department of Education Announces Teaching American History Grant Awards

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has announced the award of $114.7 million for 121 new grants to improve the quality of American history education. School districts in 40 states nationwide are recipients. [...] »

Adams Family Papers: Letters Behind an HBO Miniseries

The Massachusetts Historical Society home of the Adams Family Papers for more than a century, launched a website and an exhibit displaying the documents behind the HBO miniseries, John Adams. [...] »

Picturing America Program Unveiled at White House

Bring some of America’s greatest works of art into your classroom as teaching tools to foster historical thinking and analysis. [...] »

Technology in the Classroom: Wikis

Wiki Wisdom: Lessons for Educators (EdWeek, September 12, 2007) by instructional-technology coach Kristin Hokason offers an overview on using wikis in the classroom. [...] »

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Launches Education Web Companion

The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia, recently launched an educational web companion helpful both to visitors to the Center and as a standalone teaching guide. [...] »

Chronicling America Newspaper Site Adds More Pages, Features

More than 79,000 newly digitized newspaper pages, along with several new site features, have recently been added to the Chronicling America Web site of the Library of Congress. [...] »

Architecture as a Primary Source in the Classroom

Lesson plans from Colonial Williamsburg demonstrate how buildings, like documents, can yield information about how people in the past lived and what they valued. [...] »

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