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A President's Vision

This suite of materials from Texas Humanities offers an examination of some notable American presidents and considers some of the programs that they initiated during their administrations.

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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.

John Biglin in a Single Scull by Thomas Eakins

Eakins’ Vision of American Recreation—“In the Good Old Summer Time”

Summertime is vacation time, time for a break. This month EDSITEment features lesson plans and websites that focus on American leisure, past and present. As middle-class Americans gained leisure time in the late 1800s, sports like baseball, bicycling, and sculling became popular in the U.S.

Tupperware!

Using interviews with Tupperware executives and dealers from the early days and wonderful, little-seen footage of Tupperware Jubilees, this funny, probing American Experience documentary and its supplementary website examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.

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Our Lives Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation

This NEH On the Road Traveling Exhibit explores the life arc of a single generation born in the 1910s and 1920s—with the stories of their lives, told in their words—from birth to old age. An oral history lesson plan and oral history interview questions supplement the exhibition.

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Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center illustrates the story of this rugged land through a chronology that is still unfolding, detailing the artifacts, housing and food of the region's Paleoindian, Pueblo, Ute, Navajo, and European inhabitants.

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The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans is a PBS documentary that reveals the distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience and how they have shaped and challenged America. Educational resources trace their evolution from their arrival as migrant laborers with a role in the nation’s modernization, to the struggle against discrimination and lingering stereotypes, to a central role in the making of postwar America.

Frances Ellen Watkins, African American abolitionist and poet, born

Event Date: 
September 24, 2014
Event Date Display: 
September 24, 1825
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West Virginia Encyclopedia

This comprehensive collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of West Virginia has a special section for classroom teachers and is updated regularly to ensure that its contents are accurate and accessible.

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Guampedia

Guampedia, Guam’s online encyclopedia, informs of the unique history, culture, environment and present-day society of the Pacific Island of Guam.