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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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battleship firing

Fratricide and allied questions. In the heat of battle, mistakes happen. [...] »

Screencapture, Burying the Dead but Not the Past

Dr. Caroline Janney discusses her book about the role of Southern women in [...] »

Screencapture, George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin

Filmmaker George Stevens, Jr., introduces D-Day to Berlin, the documentary he [...] »

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Photo, Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, May 1943, LoC

How do you observe Memorial Day? Teachinghistory.org shares teaching resources [...] »

George Mason Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

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What does architecture say about the past and the present? TAH teachers learn [...] »

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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 [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

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

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