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Created Equal

The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films that are part of this project tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

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Center on Congress

Find out how to use digital primary source materials of the Library of Congress and the Center on Congress.

Ohioana Authors

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.

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Oklahoma Humanities Council Magazine

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.)

 

Lincoln's Writings: Multimedia Edition

The Multi-Media Edition the “House Divided Project” at Dickinson College offers 150 of Abraham Lincoln's most teachable documents organized around five major themes and designed provide key alignments with the Common Core State Standards.

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Gilder Lehrman Affliate School Program: Gordon Wood on the Idea of America Webchat

Distinguished historian Gordon Wood, in conversation with President of Gilder Lehrman Jim Basker, discuss the idea of America.

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"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"

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.

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Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

The result of an NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, this site displays a rich array of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans and teacher development materials from the elementary through the high school level covering archaeology, anthropology, biology, botany, geology, mathematics, and more.