Constitution Day

Emancipation Nation

File:Battle of Antietam.png, WikimediaOn September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate troops squared off at Antietam Creek in the first major battle of the Civil War on Northern soil. By sunset, almost 23,000 men lay dead or wounded but the Union had won a desperately needed strategic victory.

New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

General Stonewall Jackson dying at the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863

Encyclopedia Virginia: Second Manassas Campaign

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Second Manassas Campaign of the Civil War. Waged August 13 – September 3, 1862, the battle was an important Confederate victory for General Robert E. Lee and his deputy, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, born

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Portrait of Alexander Hamilton

"Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton"

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton tells the story of one of America's most important founding fathers. It takes viewers to the Caribbean islands where Hamilton was born, to Yorktown and Wall Street where he fought and worked, and to Harlem and Weehawken, New Jersey, where he lived and died.

  • Launchpad for Activity 3: How Did the Flintstones Really Live?

    Created August 6, 2012

    Launchpad for Activity 3: How Did the Flintstones Really Live?

    (Note: Parts 1 through 4 of the LaunchPad are adapted from the educational games provided on the original Lascaux website from the French Ministry of Culture, accessible through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.)

    Launchpad: "Bartleby, the Scrivener," by Herman Melville

    photographic portrait of Herman MelvilleDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” After reading the background, turn to read the stor

    EDSITEment's Back-to-School Lesson Plans

    Interdisciplinary multimedia resources for your classroom this fall.