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Hi Phi Nation

Hi Phi Nation is a philosophy podcast that turns stories into ideas. Season One brings stories of ordinary and extraordinary human experiences that raise fundamental philosophical questions, with repercussions for culture, policy, and science.

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Teaching American Philosophy

Teaching American Philosophy is a one of a kind resource for high school teachers looking for ways to introduce students to the philosophical ideas and debates that are central to American history, literature, political science, and science.

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Presidential Inaugurations: A Capitol Parade on a Cold Winter's Day

The cornerstone of the inaugural ceremony is the inaugural address. Each president attempts to outline in the course he hopes to follow over the coming years in just a few short pages.

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Poinsettias, Posadas, Piñatas, Pathways of Light! Holiday Traditions from Mexico

This holiday season learn about different cultural traditions of Mexico! Attend a fiesta, break a piñata, make a traditional feast, sing popular songs, and decorate with poinsettias, a flower prized by Congress and the Aztec nobility.

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Mark Twain in His Times

Discover Mark Twain as writer, speaker, inventor, and more. Explore the background to his great works; play his "Memory Builder" game, and enjoy online interactive exhibits.

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BackStory with the American History Guys

A public radio program and podcast from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities that puts current events into a historical perspective. Listen live, stream on your device, and explore the site's rich archive for your classroom.