“Hot line” established between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to reduce tensions after the Cuban Missle Crisis

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War of 1812 begins

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When Worlds Collide

This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans

Thurgood Marshall Before the Court

In this American Radio Works podcast and website, partially funded by NEH,  Stephen Smith presents the story of Thurgood Marshall's remarkable career. In 1967, Marshall became the first African American named to the United States Supreme Court; but his most significant legal victory came when Marshall was on the other side of the bench, arguing the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Before he joined the Supreme Court, he was the nation's leading civil rights lawyer.

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Radio Educación, México

From CONACULTA (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes), this site showcases authentic audio materials on cultural and educational news from Mexico (México). Advanced intermediate through advanced students.

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Posadas and Other Traditions of Mexico

From Dirección General de Culturas Populares, a section of a larger site focusing on holidays celebrated in Mexico and their wider significance. Intermediate through advanced students.

EducarChile - Nuestro Chile

Nuestro Chile

Writings, heroes, history from Educarchile (portal educativo chileno). The site surveys the history, literature, and cultures of Chile. Intermediate through advanced students.

Backstreets of Oaxaca, pastel by Pearl Lau, NEH Participant, 2010


Virtual_Oaxaca is a virtual representation of Oaxaca, the city, surrounding archeological sites, and arts communities. Created by teachers in an NEH-funded Summer Institute. Plan a lesson, watch a video, and peek at Oaxaca on Second Life. More to come!


Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Geografía

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on geography, including cultural geography such as human migration and world economy, as well as research assignments. Intermediate students.


Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA — Español

From the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México), a searchable and downloadable online textbook mostly on writing various kinds of texts, Including texts, on world history, with exercises, or questionnaires, including paragraph summary and rewriting. Intermediate through advanced students. Pre-AP recommended.