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Searching for a unique way to make meaningful connections between the past and the present? Check out this website that examines 19th-century children in America: what they read, what was written about them, and what was written for them. Perusal of this website should prove to be an informative and rewarding experience. FIND OUT MORE »

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Illustrated letter, Frederic Remington to Owen Wister..., Jan. 1895, LoC.

View primary documents that helped to shape America's history. [...] »

Photo, Bill Clinton loved to play the saxophone, William J. Clinton Library

Teaching 20th century presidential history or political events? Explore this [...] »

Negative, King Emperor's Hunt in India, 1911, Bain News Service, LoC, Flickr

The Smithsonian offers rich resources for teachers, but tracking them down can [...] »

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Everyone knows what "American Revolution" means. But can you identify these [...] »

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

Photo, Survival Supplies for the Well-Stocked Fallout Shelter, c. 1964, NARA

How much do you know about these iconic emblems of Cold War fears? [...] »

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An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of cultural [...] »

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Yakama earrings (c. 1890) and necklace (c. 1930), Washington, NMAI

Make sure that your students know not all Native Americans lived in tipis or [...] »

Poster, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Col. W.F. Cody, 1890, Alick P.F. Ritchie, LoC

Allow students to "meet" their favorite historical figures. [...] »

Photo, Secret Service Motorcycle, bowena, April 14, 2009, Flickr

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map of 1776 British attack on Charleston

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