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Alaska History and Cultural Studies

Alaska's History and Cultural Studies provides students, teachers and others access to a rich source of facts and viewpoints about Alaska and its history. Six units cover important themes and historical periods with stories of the people, photographs, maps, oral history, letters, and other primary resources.

Mozart’s “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

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Public Art in the Bronx

Public Art in the Bronx, a project of Lehman College Art Gallery/City University of New York, examines the rich collection of public art found in the borough. This site provides an overview of works in public places from the earliest created in the 19th century, those produced under the WPA, and those being produced today.

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Ken Burns: Prohibition

Ken Burns documentary that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Website includes video clips, essays, lesson plans and interactive timeline & map.

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Ken Burns: "Prohibition"

Ken Burns documentary that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Website includes essays, interactive timeline & map, and lessons and activities.


American composer George Gershwin born

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Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit the rich array of resources for yourself and your classroom and experience the history of one of the most widely read book in the English language.

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Picturing America on Screen

Picturing America on Screen is an NEH-funded documentary film project produced by Channel 13, WNET, New York. A group of 25 films created by 9 talented directors presents a sampling of Picturing American art ranging from the mystery and beauty of Anasazi pottery to the sculptural poetry of contemporary artist Martin Puryear.

U.S. History Resources

The U.S. History Resources assists students and teachers in high school U.S. history courses. For some, the understanding of the "big picture" gets lost in the sheer volume of facts, dates, people, and movements. When this happens, history can become more of a memorization exercise than a thoughtful analysis of how and why things occurred. This site attempts to simplify American history without making it simplistic.