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Young American Heroes: True Stories of Young People in U.S. History

Young American Heroes tells stories of ordinary young people who have done extraordinary things in American history. Television programs featuring these young heroes can also be viewed here. The website enables visitors to add to these stories using  video, graphic novel, and other tools. The graphic novel versions of the stories are freely available for downloading, reading on screen, or printing out. The site also features selected videos, graphic novels, and other story materials that other users have created.

W.E.B. Du Bois & The Crisis

When W. E. B. Du Bois founded The Crisis in 1910, as the house magazine of the fledgling NAACP, he created what is arguably the most widely read and influential periodical about race and social injustice in U.S. history. Written for educated African-American readers, the magazine reached a truly national audience within nine years, when its circulation peaked at about 100,000. In the twelve years that will be covered by the MJP edition (from 1910 to 1922), The Crisis addressed most every facet of life for blacks in America, devoting special issues to such topics as women's suffrage, education, children, labor, homes, vacations, and the war. From the start, the magazine actively promoted the arts as well, and is deservedly recognized as an important crucible for the Harlem Renaissance.

Anne Frank and her family go into hiding

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When Worlds Collide

This PBS website looks at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrates how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, scholarly essays and lesson plans

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On Being with Krista Tippett

The long running NEH-funded NPR program On Being (formerly called Speaking of Faith) has produced intellectual, spiritual, and cultural biographies of influential 20th-century historic figures such as, Sister Aimee Semple McPherson, Takanka Iyotaka (Sitting Bull), Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Reinhold Niebuhr.

Teaching the Middle East: A New Online Resource for Educators

Wendy Ennes, Associate Head of Public Education and Project Director of Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

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Niños 2010: Centenario Revolución, Bicentenario Independencia

Created in honor of the Bicentennial of Independence and the Centennial of the Revolution in 2010, this site is a resource for teaching about the Mexican Revolution and Mexican Independence. Early intermediate and younger native-speaking students.

Political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli born in Florence, Italy

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The Treaty of Ciudad Juárez peace treaty signed, concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution

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Manjiro, first Japanese immigrant to the continental U.S., arrives

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