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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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Advertisement, 1968, Post Office Department, National Postal Museum

Have you ever wondered what your zip code means or when the codes came into use? [...] »

Photograph, Group of children posing under a sign.., 1941, Robert Hemmig, LoC.

Great Depression documentation of migrant work camps in central California. [...] »

Illustration, Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, 1911, P. Moran, LoC.

Presents the largest set of original Washington documents in the world. [...] »

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Up to the 20th century, whalers provided oil for the industrial revolution. How [...] »

splash image explorations and innovations quiz

Crossing vast oceans required specialized tools and knowledge. Discover more [...] »

Map, Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia, 1612

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south. [...] »

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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, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

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Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

Screenshot, Splash graphic, Students Abroad

If you're lucky enough to be able to arrange an international trip, know your [...] »

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

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

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Pearl Harbor telegram dispatch

Playing the game of alternative history—do what-ifs and if-onlys have a place in historical inquiry? [...] »

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