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Poster - First Call with Uncle Sam

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

An online exhibition from the Library of Congress containing posters, cartoons, photographs, and other images illustrating the impact American artists had in raising patriotic sentiment for WWI.

Mission US teenage twin characters on the farm looking ahead

Mission US: Up from the Dust

“Up from the Dust,” the fifth entry in the Mission US series of free interactive educational games, has students deal with the hardships a Great Plains family of wheat farmers encounters during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

Smithsonian Museum African American History and Culture building

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Located on the National Mall in Washington DC., this Smithsonian museum hosts a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that provide a record of the experiences and contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture.

U.S. map showing location of photographs

Photogrammar

NEH-funded online database with interactive map of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographers developed at Yale University. Browse by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

U.S. map showing location of photographs

Photogrammar

NEH-funded database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Filter collection by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

Portrait of Thoreau against a map background

Mapping Thoreau Country

This website, developed partially through funds from MassHumanities, is an interactive cartographic exploration of Thoreau's itineraries and mapmaking in his home state of Massachusetts. Includes essays, illustrations, and links to further information.

thinkflorida Ponce de Leon image

thinkFlorida.org

thinkFlorida.org is designed to bring the study of Florida into the classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines articles written by distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers. Contains maps, photographs, and audio-visual resources.

Taking A Stand poster

“Taking a Stand in History” with EDSITEment Resources

EDSITEment offers over 500 lesson plans and 400 vetted websites covering important events, figures, and ideas in U.S. and World History.

Beyond Chicken Soup image nurses in uniforms

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America

This exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Maryland examines the long-running relationship between American Jews and the medical profession. The educators' section includes primary source activities for grades 9-12, aligned to Common Core standards, that deal with the intersection of identity and medicine.