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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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Photo, Mrs. Yoshiye Abe..., March 31, 1943, Bancroft Library, OAoC

These curious photos created by the War Relocation Authority put a positive [...] »

Air traffic in the. . . September 11, 2001, FAA, September 11th Sourcebooks

Looking for official documents concerning the U.S. stance on terrorism? [...] »

Image, Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley.., 1938-43, 2001, LoC

Listen to African American Blues from the Fort Valley Music Festivals of 1938- [...] »

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Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Photo, Sea Lion performance, c.1971-1982, http://www.floridamemory.com/

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »

Screencap, Daisy ad, 1964, Living Room Candidate, Museum of the Moving Image

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Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of all [...] »

Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

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Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates really [...] »

Photo, Secretary Arne Duncan visited. . . , 2010, U.S Department of Education

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Screencap, Merlin's Castle, 17 Jan 2010, Aimee Daniells, Flickr CC

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