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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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Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for. [...] »

Red Cross volunteer labels packages destined for POWs in Japan

Japanese treatment of American prisoners of war. [...] »

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. [...] »

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Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history. [...] »

Photo, 6th Grade DC Trip - Day 2, March 25, 2009, climbnh2003, Flickr, cc

Let your students go out on a limb, and they might just exceed your [...] »

Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

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

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

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

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

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

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