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Lessons will explore the degree of understanding and the many misunderstandings Americans have about Vietnam, it’s people and it’s struggles.

Initially, the US strategy was to fight a conventional war, but this war had no conventional front line.

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Why Vietnam?  What were the root causes of the war from a geopolitical perspective? From a bi-polar perspective? Through a Cold War lens?

Explore classroom lesson plans related to Ken Burns's and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, which tells the story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and…

Spanish Language Websites: Beginning through Early Intermediate.

¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, showcases the life and art of Cuban-born Pop singer, Celia Cruz,…

BBC Mundo: BBCMundo.com
The site contains news of the world in Spanish. Advanced students. AP recommended.

 

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Chris Brown and Jason Deitch discuss the NEH-funded project "War Ink," which collaborates with veterans and libraries to tell the stories of veterans' tattoo art.

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Celebrating the day the United States Constitution was signed, on September 17, 1787, and sent to the individual states for debate and ratification.

Slavery and African Americans in Antebellum America. Was the American Revolution inevitable? 

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Dana Williams, Howard University English Department Chair and professor of African American literature, discusses the writing and editing process.

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In this "Ask an NEH Expert" interview, Margaret Hughes, Associate Director for Education at Historic Hudson Valley, discusses crafting an argument and working with primary sources to support your…

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Slave Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database is an NEH-funded digital humanities project that represents decades of careful research and documentation. Scholars worked to collect…

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Learn about the history of slavery in the colonial north with this interactive documentary from Historic Hudson Valley, funded in part by the NEH.

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Listen to artists and critics reflect on the blues and its relationship to American and African culture and music.

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Afropop Worldwide discusses the music and legacy of Nigerian artist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a founder of the Afrobeat music style. Fela was known for his non-conformist style, both musically and in…

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Even though Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over a century, confusion persists about its legal status and that of the U.S. citizens that live on the island. And with reason:…

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In this episode of BackStory, hosts Brian Balogh and Lizzie Peabody investigate an explosive history: the use of dynamite in the United States.

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Meanings of, and access to, U.S. citizenship have changed over time. In this episode of BackStory, learn more about how citizenship has been expanded, limited, challenged, and revoked in…

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Learn about an eclectic assortment of culinary traditions in this episode of BackStory, funded in part by the NEH.

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In this episode of BackStory, listen to a compilation of some of the show's coverage of Black history, created in honor of Black History Month.

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Though Albert Bierstadt and Richard Diebenkorn created these paintings almost 100 years apart, they create a similar sensation of pilgrimage and uplift. Both painted scenes from the West Coast and…

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Learn more about N.C. Wyeth's cover illustration for The Last of the Mohicans and Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Freedom of Speech" in this Picturing America video.

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Learn about the changing styles of silver teapots in the United States, from the colonial period to the 20th century.

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Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge and two artistic representations of it in this video from Picturing America.

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Study Thomas Hart Benton's "The Sources of Country Music" and George Bingham's "The County Election," analyzing their representation of American democracy and public life.