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Afropop Worldwide — PRI

This PRI series explores the vast variety of music that has African roots or influences, including Francophone nations as well as many Caribbean and Latin American countries. The series includes webcasts.

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Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM 2015

Celebrate the unique cultural expression that is jazz! JAM 2015 honors composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn.

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Songs of America

A new digital resource from the Library of Congress explores American history through song: with maps, recordings, videos, curator talks, a timeline, and more!

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Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps, and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents, and hundreds of other topics.

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Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography,  literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.

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Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM

Every April, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other organizations recognize Jazz Appreciation Month. For 2013, JAM honors jazz legends Lionel Hampton, Andy Weston, and John Levy.

Voices Across Time

Voices Across Time, from the University of Pittsburgh, was created to help teachers supplement secondary American social studies, language arts, and music curriculums through guides, lesson plans, and teaching resources using the power of song.

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American Experience: "Annie Oakley"

As part of the Wild West collection on the American Experience, Annie Oakley returns on Jan. 31. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.