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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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Photo, The Raid at Liberty Arsenal..., May 27, 2009, firehousedawg, Flickr

April 12th will mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. How is [...] »

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. [...] »

Screencapture, Burying the Dead but Not the Past

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

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories of [...] »

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 [...] »

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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? [...] »

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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