Tag Archives: US History

Smithsonian Catalogues Oral History of the March on Washington

August 28 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In honor of the event, Smithsonian magazine has collected a series of images, reflections, videos, and audio recordings that relays the individual stories of those who marched on Washington … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart! See what an astrologist read in her palm!

Today is Amelia Earthart’s 113th birthday! The woman spearheaded women’s rights and their roles outside of the home. Four years before her famous disappearance, Amelia had her palm analyzed by then famous astrologist Nellie Simmons Meier. View Amelia’s palm print and … Continue reading

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A Democracy of Images – Smithsonian Online Exhibit

Check out the Smithsonian’s online exhibit “A Democracy of Images.” Here is the Smithsonian explanation of the exhibit: The photographs presented here are selected from the approximately 7,000 images collected since the museum’s photography program began thirty years ago, in … Continue reading

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Interactive Maps for the Battle of Gettysburg

In honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Smithsonian has created a cutting-edge, interactive map that details the 3 day battle. It’s a great tool to explore the campaign in more depth! To see the map, visit Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Smithsonian 3D Scanning its Collection

The Smithsonian is 3D scanning its collection to preserve it for future generations. Curators have prioritized more than 14 million objects for digitized preservation.  See the full article at Engadget. Check out the video of the process of scanning and preserving the Gunboat Philadelphia.

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Teaching the Siege of Vicksburg Using the Online Library of Congress

The end of May marks the beginning of the Siege of Vicksburg, a campaign against the pivotal port city of Mississippi that would ultimately decide the fate of the war. The Library of Congress houses numerous documents pertinent to teaching … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Teaching Civil Rights

Today marks the anniversary of the landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education. On this day in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that the segregation of races for education under the “separate but equal” clause was unconstitutional. The case would … Continue reading

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Gilder Lehrman’s First Ladies Series, Lesson Plans & Interactive Map

This quarter’s Gilder Lehrman’s “History Now” series features the historical role of first ladies in American politics. The issue, “First Ladies’ Contributions to Political Issues and the National Welfare” highlights the roles of the President’s spouse from Martha Washington all the … Continue reading

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Take a “Crash Course” in US History, Chemistry, World History, Biology, Literature, & Ecology

A thank you to my boyfriend, Elijah Mendoza, for bringing this resource to my attention. If you are looking for some good brief videos to supplement your course content, check out Crash Courses’ videos on US History, World History, Chemistry, Biology, … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Electronic Exhibit – African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

In honor of Black History Month, the Library of Congress is hosting the electronic exhibit “African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship.” The exhibit displays more than 240 artifacts, including documents, images, videos, and more. The exhibit “explores black America’s … Continue reading

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