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Vietnam: A Television History

Vietnam: A Television History carefully analyzes the costs and consequences of a controversial but intriguing war. The series provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues.

President Ronald Reagan calls Soviet Union “evil empire”

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Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.

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Documenting African American History

Each February, Americans honor the rich and diverse history of African Americans. EDSITEment offers teaching resources to give students the chance to explore African American history through primary sources.

Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.

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EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

Riots at the 1968 Democratic convention


The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year. The 1968 Exhibit is an ambitious, state-of-the-art, multi-media exhibit that looks at how the experiences of the year fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there.

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American Routes

A weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.

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World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.