Dirección General de Culturas Populares

La diversidad cultural de México

From the Dirección General de Culturas Populares, this site contains a wealth of factual information about the multitude of indigenous cultures of Mexico and their wider significance. Intermediate through advanced students.

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U.S. State and Territory Online Encyclopedias

This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of some of the states and the territories.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York

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When Worlds Collide

This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans.


U.S.–Mexican War

This PBS site tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. This national Emmy Award-winning documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. NOTE: there is also a Spanish version.

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Contested Homelands

The 400th anniversary celebration of Santa Fe is a timely opportunity for teachers from around the country to study the complex history and culture of the area by investigating the historic sites of Santa Fe and surrounding Pueblos.

  • Launchpad: Bon Voyage! A Trip to Asia (6–12)

    Created October 19, 2010
  • The Road to Santa Fe: Interactive Map

    Created October 19, 2010
  • Asian-Pacific: Voyage of Manjiro

    Created October 19, 2010
  • Launchpad: Having Fun: The Economics of Leisure

    Created October 18, 2010