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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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Screencapture, Burying the Dead but Not the Past

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

Gallant charge of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts ..., Currier and Ives, 1863

Where does the glory of Robert Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts [...] »

Screencapture, Dog Tags: History, Stories, & Folklore of Military Identification

Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their [...] »

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Photo, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, March 19, 2007, rscottjones, Flickr

What do memorials say about history and how it's remembered? On Veterans Day, [...] »

George Mason Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

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

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

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

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

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 [...] »

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