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Picturing U.S. History

Picturing United States History, an NEH-funded project is based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. The website provides online "Lessons in Looking," a guide to Web resources, forums, essays, reviews, and classroom activities to help teachers incorporate visual evidence into the classroom. The site also serves as a clearing house for incorporating visual documents into their U.S. history, American studies, literature, and other humanities courses.

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Great Chicago Stories

Read historical fiction stories that illuminate Chicago's past. Use the Interactive History Map to look closer at artifacts from the collection of the Chicago History Museum and to explore locations throughout the city from each story. Build further on your experience with classroom activities.

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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 the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam; updated regularly to ensure that they are accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps so check back frequently to see what's new.

SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía

Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on geography, including cultural geography such as human migration and world economy, as well as research assignments. Intermediate students.

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.

Manjiro, first Japanese immigrant to the continental U.S., arrives

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Pearl S. Buck, American author, born

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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.

Saint Patrick’s Day — first parade held in New York by Irish soldiers serving in the British army

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  • Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series: Removing the Mask

    Created February 25, 2011