Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos (Spanish)

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The Salem witch trials begin

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A Defense of the Electoral College

Americans elect a president through the state-by-state mechanism of the Electoral College rather than direct nationwide popular vote. Today, all but two states award all of their electoral votes to the statewide winner.

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Humanities Texas

Humanities Texas offers a portal to high quality educational resources for K-12 classroom teachers, including professional development opportunities in humanities subjects, teaching awards, the Linden Henk Howell Texas History Initiative, and a rich array of downloadable online content for the classroom.

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Immigrant Stories

The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota offers a collection of first-person video narratives tracking immigration history in the U.S. Students can create videos archived on request on a separate website.

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National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage month. What better way to celebrate it than to sample the culture and explore the history of some groups within the 4.3 million people who identify themselves as Native American in the United States?

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Elizabeth Murray Project

This resource site for early American history features a constantly growing digital collection of primary sources — print and manuscript documents, as well as images — and transcribed versions of these materials from various libraries and archives. It includes a host of K–12 teaching resources including timeline, interactive primary sources, and lesson plans.

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Photogrammar

NEH-funded online database with interactive map of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographers developed at Yale University. Browse by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front.