Tag Archives: American History

Library of Congress – Resources for Women’s History Month

  The Library of Congress has a series of resources for teachers that are specific to teaching Women’s History Month. The robust online resources provide a variety of primary sources, activities, lesson plans, and more that can help you bring … Continue reading

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iTunes U – Civil Rights: Voices of a Movement

  American RadioWorks, a subset of American Public Media, has published 10 free iTunes U episodes “Civil Rights: Voices of a Movement.” “For much of the 20th Century, African Americans in the South were barred from the voting booth, sent … Continue reading

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Interactive Infographic – Compare Government Priorities Over the Past 13 Years

PEW Research has published an interactive infographic that highlights changing governmental priorities over the last 13 years. Viewers can sort priorities based on year, political affiliation, age, and gender (as well as look at the content overall). This is a great … Continue reading

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NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States

The New York Times has published a powerful interactive map of poverty in the United states. The nation-wide map provides color coded information county-by-county. Additionally for highly urban areas, such as New York City and Los Angeles, it provides even … Continue reading

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“Live” streaming of 1963 CBS News JFK coverage

Originally posted on History Tech:
CBSNews.com will stream CBS News’ historic broadcast coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to mark the 50th anniversary of the shooting. The extensive online offering will feature the minute-by-minute CBS News broadcasts in real…

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A Virtual Tour of Gettysburg

As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, there is a broad array of information on the topic. If you would like to hear a modern rendition of the speech, listen here. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Looking for Volunteers to Transcribe Historical Documents Digitally

If you’re a history buff and looking to contribute to the world of education and history, then the Smithsonian is looking for your help. They are looking for digital volunteers to help transcribe their repository of historical documents – journals, … Continue reading

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Free Online Course: The Kennedy Half Century

The University of Virginia is offering a free online course via iTunes U on the Kennedy Half Century. Larry Sabato, Director of UVA’s Center for Politics, will be exploring the impact of Kennedy Politics on America. The class discussion will be hosted … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: Insights & Perspectives

On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began in Pennsylvania. It is one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. The Fall edition of History Now, the quarterly online journal published by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Researchers Play Alexander Graham Bell’s “Unplayable” Records

Alexander Graham Bell is one of America’s most important scientists and inventors. Moved by the experiences of his mother and wife (both deaf), Bell heavily investigated the realm of sound and recording. He made several early recordings that, until now, … Continue reading

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