Picturing U.S. History

Picturing United States History: An Interactive Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence is an NEH funded digital project based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. This website provides online "Lessons in Looking," a guide to Web resources, forums, essays, reviews, and classroom activities to help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classrooms. The Picturing U.S. History site will also serve as a clearing house for teachers interested in incorporating visual documents into their U.S. history, American studies, American literature, or other humanities courses.

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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.

  • Celebrating Constitution Day

    Created June 7, 2011

    Reference Shelf

    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. New states and territories will be added when they become available.

    Hiram Powers, American sculptor, is born

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    Patrick Henry, American patriot, is born

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    May 29, 1736
    U.S. Map

    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.

  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

    Created March 8, 2011

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

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    March 17, 1762
    Protrait of Dolley Madison

    American Experience: Dolley Madison

    She defined the role of the President's wife, became America's first First Lady, and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.