The NEH-funded film by Stephen Ives, Reporting America at War, explores the role of American journalists from San Juan Hill to the Persian Gulf in a three-hour documentary that tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who wrote the news from the battlefield.
Ohioana Authors, supported in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, celebrates Ohio’s rich literary and historical heritage and Ohio’s contribution to American culture through the written word.
Since Summer 2012, this triannual magazine has dedicated each issue to thoughtful articles on classroom-worthy subjects from ethics, to African Americans in history, to medicine. Print articles from the magazine; discuss the issues in class; and check out the "Extra" section for classroom discussion questions and more online resources. (Don't forget to consult the "Archives" tab for back issues.)
A new digital resource from the Library of Congress explores American history through song: with maps, recordings, videos, curator talks, a timeline, and more!
Distinguished historian Gordon Wood, in conversation with President of Gilder Lehrman Jim Basker, discuss the idea of America.
Explore the evolution of the African American people in this six-part documentary presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Discover the how they forged their own history, culture, and society against unimaginable odds.
The National Archives and The University of Virginia Press developed this online resource with historical documents of the founders of the United States of America. Through this website, you will be able to read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.
“A Cheyenne Odyssey" is the third entry in the Mission US multimedia project series that immerses players in U.S. History through free interactive educational games. Mission 3 focuses on the transformation of Northern Cheyenne life on the Great Plains from 1866 to 1876. Students assume the role of Little Fox, a twelve-year-old Northern Cheyenne boy to experience how everyday life in his tribe is impacted as they adapt to the United States’ expansion into the West.
This comprehensive collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of West Virginia has a special section for classroom teachers and is updated regularly to ensure that its contents are accurate and accessible.
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