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Ken Burns Asks: “Who Are We As Americans?”

On May 9, 2016, Ken Burns will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaking on the topic of “Race in America.”

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Rosa Parks Papers

The Library of Congress digitized collection of primary sources relating to aspects of the private and public life of Rosa Parks. Teaching Resources include Rosa Parks: A Primary Source Collection and Rosa Parks Collection Video.

 

 

Rembrandt "St. Paul in Prison."

Bible Odyssey

A multifaceted exploration of the people, places, as well as passages of the Bible is enriched by searchable themes, a timeline, glossary, and much more, including completely searchable texts for three English versions. 

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Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom

Teacher developed lessons and videos from the 2015 NEH workshop offered by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Independence Hall and its ongoing role in creating a national and civil life.

  • Civil Rights and the Cold War

    Created February 9, 2016
    Civil Rights and the Cold War: LBJ and MLK

    This lesson plan attempts to dissolve the artificial boundary between domestic and international affairs in the postwar period to show students how we choose to discuss history.

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    "Created Equal"

    NEH initiative of five outstanding films on the long civil rights movement .  The website contains five complete films, background essays, and a teachers' resource section with film clips, primary source documents, and lesson plans.

  • William Henry Singleton’s Resistance to Slavery: Overt and Covert

    Created June 17, 2015
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    In this lesson, students will learn that enslaved people resisted their captivity constantly. Because they were living under the domination of their masters, slaves knew that direct, outright, overt resistance—such as talking back, hitting their master or running away––could result in being whipped, sold away from their families and friends, or even killed.

  • Man in the Middle: Thomas Day and the Free Black Experience (video)

    Created December 10, 2014