Discover how Steinbeck used Tom Collins’s "Weedpatch" Camp reports to compose the seminal novel of the American Dust Bowl experience. Read more »
What Was Columbus Thinking?
Examine how the paradigmatic Cold War crisis developed, how the members of the Kennedy administration responded, and how the situation was ultimately resolved. Read more »
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Booze, Fists and Open Ballots: Voting in Jacksonian America
Use our interactive version of George Caleb Bingham’s painting, The County Election, to illuminate how voting has changed in America. Read more »
Halloween and The Day of the Dead
Discover the origins behind the Celtic and Mexican rituals practiced during these multi-cultural harvest festivals. Read more »
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Teaching Civic Awareness through American Stories — Question: How can we produce citizens who are attached to our country, devoted to its ideals, and eager to live an active civic life? Answer: Through inquiry into classic American short stories!
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New Mexico Historic Atlas Maps
Salute the “Land of Enchantment” on its centennial of statehood (1912–2012) with interactive maps and a timeline that tell the human history behind the geography. Read more »
The 1968 Exhibit: October
Radicals jockey for power; the first Whole Earth Catalog is published; bombing halts in North Vietnam. Read more »
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iCivics: Win the White House
Running for the presidency isn’t easy! In this free video game, you manage your very own presidential campaign by strategically raising funds, polling voters, and launching media. Read more »
Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning Through Chicago Connections
Learn about the Civil War, its causes and consequences, and connect to the people, issues, and events of the era through art. Read more »
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