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Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

The NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center website displays a rich array of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans from botany through history (and more) from the elementary level through the high school, as well as teacher development materials.

Logo for Exploring the Past

Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

The NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center site hosts a collection of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans from botany through history (and more), for the elementary through the high school level, as well as teacher development materials.

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Mission US 3: A Cheyenne Odyssey

“A Cheyenne Odyssey" is the third entry in the Mission US multimedia project series that immerses players in U.S. History through free interactive educational games. Mission 3 focuses on the transformation of Northern Cheyenne life on the Great Plains from 1866 to 1876. Students assume the role of Little Fox, a twelve-year-old Northern Cheyenne boy to experience how everyday life in his tribe is impacted as they adapt to the United States’ expansion into the West.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 37th President of the United States, born

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President Truman orders desegregation of military forces

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Congress passes Indian Removal Act

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Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de León makes first known landing in Florida by a European explorer

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Colony of Maryland founded by Catholic and Protestant settlers sent by Lord Baltimore

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