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Memorial Day

Monuments and memorials do more than remind us about the past. Learn how you can use them as primary sources, with high school teacher James Percoco. FIND OUT MORE »

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Find sources on memory and military service

screencap, History of Memorial Day video, 00:45, 15 May 2012

Did you know Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? [...] »

Print, Prayer in Stonewall Jackson's camp, n.d., Library of Congress

What view of the Civil War does Gods and Generals present? Historian Steven E. [...] »

Photo, Walt Whitman, Mathew B. Brady, c.1862, Library of Congress

The podcast Backstory looks at poet Walt Whitman's recollections of his work in [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

So you don't live near Gettysburg or the Alamo—can you still teach with [...] »

Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

Teaching with place involves more than walking students around a battlefield. [...] »

George Mason Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

How can you get teachers thinking about monuments and memorials as secondary [...] »

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Put your knowledge to the test!

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

Photo, Jefferson Memorial with Red Tourists, Apr. 18, 2008, Tancread, Flickr

How do we relate to national memorials? Photographs can show us how we want to [...] »

Photo, Memorial Day, May 29, 2011, teletypeturtle, Flickr

Do you know the history of this symbol? [...] »

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