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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photograph, Where gold was first discovered in Colo., 1890, L.C. McClure, Denver

More than 30,000 photographs capture life in Colorado from 1860 to 1920. [...] »

Aerial View of Monticello Mountain, 1999

Can't travel to Monticello? Take your students on a virtual tour of Jefferson's [...] »

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What can 214 State of the Union addresses tells us about American politics and [...] »

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Print, The Etude, 1907, A.E. Dressler, Library of Congress

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

Photo, Villa of Brule the great hostile Indian camp..., 1891

Pre-Columbian calendars were very different from the ones we use today. Are [...] »

Photo, Dog barking into the telephone, 1957, http://www.floridamemory.com/

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photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for U. [...] »

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Bush AIDS Flag. . . , ACT UP New York, New York Public Library

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

Photo, Brown Bat, June 20, 2008, Al Hicks, U.S. Geological Survey

How has land use altered over time, and what did the explorers encounter? [...] »

Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

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