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

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  • Launchpad: Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago”: Bringing a Great City Alive

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    Launchpad: Reading Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago”

    Carl Sandburg’s 1916 “Chicago” is one of the best known works of 20th century American literature. Using Internet resources, you will learn about the city that Sandburg documented in his poetry.

    Constitution Day

    Educational Games and Interactive Modules

    Constitution Day Interactive Bill of RightsChallenge your  students with some fun games from the Bill of Rights Institute: the newest one  "Constitutional Duel" asks them to answer 15 multiple choice questions to defend their constitutional honor.

    Constitution Day

    Reading the Constitution

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    What better way to celebrate this important document, its place within our society and throughout our history, than to closely investigate the words and ideas contained in it. Unlike more recent constitutions, the document is written in the language of ordinary people and is only a few pages.

    Congress passes the Immigration Act

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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.