Mayor Tom Bradley

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.

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thinkFlorida.org

thinkFlorida.org is designed to bring the study of Florida into the classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines articles written by distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers. Contains maps, photographs, and audio-visual resources.

The great presidential puzzle / J.A. Wales

Electing America’s Presidents

Every four years American citizens make one of their most serious choices as a people when they vote for president. EDSITEment has lessons about some of the most important and dramatic presidential elections in the early decades of the republic. These lessons not only give students opportunities to read significant primary sources authored by the candidates and others but also the path to a better understanding of the historical context of these races.

Histories of the National Mall

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

Ken Burns, outdoor head shot, wearing blue shirt

Ken Burns Asks: “Who Are We As Americans?”

On May 9, 2016, Ken Burns will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaking on the topic of “Race in America.”

Rosa Parks sits on the bus, Montgomery Alabama

Rosa Parks Papers

The Library of Congress digitized collection of primary sources relating to aspects of the private and public life of Rosa Parks. Teaching Resources include Rosa Parks: A Primary Source Collection and Rosa Parks Collection Video.

 

 

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.

Rembrandt "St. Paul in Prison."

Bible Odyssey

A multifaceted exploration of the people, places, as well as passages of the Bible is enriched by searchable themes, a timeline, glossary, and much more, including completely searchable texts for three English versions. 

Logo of culture of independence

Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom

Teacher developed lessons and videos from the 2015 NEH workshop offered by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Independence Hall and its ongoing role in creating a national and civil life.

  • William Henry Singleton: Boy Runaway

    Created February 29, 2016