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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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Portrait of Elizabeth Murray

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.

U.S. map showing location of photographs

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. 

U.S. map showing location of photographs

Photogrammar

NEH-funded database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Filter collection 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. 

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Mapping Thoreau Country

This website, developed partially through funds from MassHumanities, is an interactive cartographic exploration of Thoreau's itineraries and mapmaking in his home state of Massachusetts. Includes essays, illustrations, and links to further information.

Histories of the National Mall

Explore historical maps, discover stories you never knew, find people and historical events related to the Mall's past.

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Jewish American Heritage Month

Each May, EDSITEment celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by pointing to the rich array of educational resources on the history of the Jewish people in America.

Benny Carter Jazz Appreciation Month poster, 2016

Jazz Appreciation Month 2016: Benny Carter and Democracy

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate.

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"Created Equal"

NEH initiative of five outstanding films on the long civil rights movement .  The website contains five complete films, background essays, and a teachers' resource section with film clips, primary source documents, and lesson plans.