John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams and sixth president of the United States, is born

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Women Working, 1800–1930

Digitized texts and objects related to women working between 1800 and 1930, with a teacher resource page that provides five themed exhibits for incorporation in a lesson.

Women of the West Museum

Online exhibits about the experiences of women in the American west.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Straightforward access to the museum's archives, including photographs, transcripts of lectures, and guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust.

National Museum of the American Indian

Interactive exhibits on the history, arts, and culture of the Native Americans.

National Geographic Education

Cultural, educational, and informational resources for teaching geography and world history.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project

A center for study of the civil rights leader and his era.

CampSilos: The Grout Museum Excursion

Activities designed to help students understand, interpret and appreciate the story of immigration to the Midwest.

American Journeys

Digitized texts and images charting eyewitness experience and accounts of exploration in North America, from the Vikings to the pioneers.

  • Lesson 1: NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1920s

    Created December 22, 2009
    Lesson 1: NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1920s: Blots of shame

    This lesson focuses on the constitutional arguments for and against the enactment of federal anti-lynching legislation in the early 1920s. Students will participate in a simulation game that enacts a fictitious Senate debate of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. As a result of completing this activity, students will gain a better understanding of the federal system, the legislative process, and the difficulties social justice advocates encountered.