How Charles Dickens Saw America

On January 22, 1842, famed British author Charles Dickens, whose stories of life in Victorian England continue to capture the imagination of readers worldwide, arrived […]

Teaching and Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In the pantheon of individuals who have immediate name recognition in the United States, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is surely among the […]

Celebrating Native American Heritage Day

In his groundbreaking 1969 book, Custer Died for Your Sins, Standing Rock Sioux historian, theologian, and activist Vine Deloria, Jr. considered the place of Native […]

Free Resources for Veterans Day

In the fall of 1914, it was clear to many that the Great War would end by Christmas. But the conflict we now call World […]

Election Day Resources for 2020

Major civic events, like an election, can be useful ways to integrate not just lessons on citizenship, but also a broad array of social studies, […]

Hypertext Docs: Teaching the Bonus March

July 28th marks the 88th anniversary of the clash that ended the U.S. veteran’s protest movement known as the Bonus Army, or Bonus March. Today, […]

Digital Resources for Independence Day

In the U.S., July 4 marks Independence Day, a holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration signaled a turning point […]

Digital Resources to Celebrate and Teach Juneteenth

June 19th marks Juneteenth, the day in on which, in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston and announced that the Emancipation Proclamation was […]

Understanding This Moment through Civic Education

Educators of every kind work to equip their students with the knowledge and thinking skills they need to be happy, healthy, and to make positive […]

Presidents’ Day Resources for Every Classroom

The third Monday in February is celebrated each year across the U.S. in commemoration of the birth of George Washington. Sometimes called Washington’s Birthday, the […]

Digital Resources for MLK Day

Monday, January 20, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a commemoration of the life of the civil rights leader on the occasion of his […]

Experiencing Early American History with Interactive Resources

Thanksgiving, despite not becoming a national holiday until the Civil War, is a time of year steeped in images of America’s colonial past. For educators […]

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