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.

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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.


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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
  • Launchpad: Bon Voyage! A Trip to Asia (K–5)

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

    Created October 19, 2010