Elizabeth I of England ascends to throne

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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.

 

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Teaching the Middle East

Scholars from the University of Chicago developed, and master teachers tested, this resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.

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Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

Let your students fill the shoes of 14-year-old printer's apprentice Nat Wheeler as tensions mount before the Boston Massacre in Mission US, "For Crown or Colony?," an NEH-funded multimedia project featuring a free, interactive educational game set in 1770s Boston, with lesson plans, and more.

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    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.