• In My Other Life

    Created September 27, 2010
    In My Other Life: African Ceremonial Mask

    Find out what it might feel like to grow up in an Asian, African, or Latin American country.

  • Images at War

    Created September 26, 2010
    Images at War: Gettysburg Dead

    Explore American attitudes toward conflict through Civil War photographs and World War II poster art.

  • Common Visions, Common Voices

    Created September 25, 2010
    Common Visions, Common Voices: African Sculpture

    Trace similar motifs in the artwork and folklore of India, Africa, the Maya, and Native Americans.

  • Sodbusters!

    Created September 24, 2010
    Sodbusters!

    Students examine photographs of sod houses, build a model sod house, and picture themselves living in a soddie to gain a firsthand perspective on this important period of American history.

  • Depression-Era Photographs: Worth a Thousand Words

    Created September 23, 2010
    Depression-Era Photographs: Woman at sowing machine

    Spend a day with a model American family and the photographer who molded our view of their lives.

    James Madison, The First Amendment, and The Bill of Rights

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    "All power in human hands is liable to be abused." — James Madison

  • Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Created August 26, 2010
  • Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Created August 26, 2010

    Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Mexico and Its National Holidays

     

    Comparing El Grito de Dolores and Cinco de Mayo

    El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.

  • The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

    Created July 17, 2010