Our Stories Our Lives

Our Lives Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation

This NEH On the Road Traveling Exhibit explores the life arc of a single generation born in the 1910s and 1920s—with the stories of their lives, told in their words—from birth to old age. An oral history lesson plan and oral history interview questions supplement the exhibition.

Mesa Verde landscape of the Southwest

Peoples of the Mesa Verde Region

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center illustrates the story of this rugged land through a chronology that is still unfolding, detailing the artifacts, housing and food of the region's Paleoindian, Pueblo, Ute, Navajo, and European inhabitants.

Italian Americans

The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans is a PBS documentary that reveals the distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience and how they have shaped and challenged America. Educational resources trace their evolution from their arrival as migrant laborers with a role in the nation’s modernization, to the struggle against discrimination and lingering stereotypes, to a central role in the making of postwar America.

Frances Ellen Watkins, African American abolitionist and poet, born

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West Virginia Encyclopedia

This comprehensive collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of West Virginia has a special section for classroom teachers and is updated regularly to ensure that its contents are accurate and accessible.

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Guampedia

Guampedia, Guam’s online encyclopedia, informs of the unique history, culture, environment and present-day society of the Pacific Island of Guam.

Albert Einstein

PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish Life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This quintessentially American story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

Nunnally Johnson, the film maker who wrote the sceenplay for “The Grapes of Wrath,” born

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